Gayfield Place.

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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby carlen222 » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:00 am

yeah i think so :D
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby jdcarra » Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:15 pm

carlen222 wrote:yeah i think so :D


And I can see Tweedale in that photo :) .
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby Kevin Mc » Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:57 am

carlen222 wrote:thought this old postcard of high street might be of interest to this thread :D


That postcard of the High Street - it looks like it's taken from this position:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=pa28+6j ... 6,,0,-4.15

Though if that's right, then they've knocked some houses down to create the road on the left that goes up the hill. The rooflines of the houses in Google Street View seem to follow the same pattern as the postcard. Even has the same gap where the gardens stop after a bit.

Very interesting postcard. 8)
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby EMDEE » Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:47 am

It may be a bit confusing Kevin, but I think you are too far down the street with your street view.The picture has been taken from much further up the street, at Glen Scotia Distillery.
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby carlen222 » Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:23 am

The building in the middle of photo with 3 floors is the last building still standing today then the entrance to high st flats begins. Was studying it earlier
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby jdcarra » Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:56 am

EMDEE wrote:It may be a bit confusing Kevin, but I think you are too far down the street with your street view.The picture has been taken from much further up the street, at Glen Scotia Distillery.


I'll take a photo as is today when I'm in town later.

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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby Tommy Ralston » Fri May 03, 2013 9:20 am

The searched-for photos are here, in Kintyre Forum.
The link to them is posted by Iain under 'Local history and discussion'
They show a view of all of Gayfield Place plus the two other buildings between it and the Dalintober School.
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby Iain » Sat May 11, 2013 3:56 am

Tommy Ralston wrote:The searched-for photos are here, in Kintyre Forum.
The link to them is posted by Iain under 'Local history and discussion'
They show a view of all of Gayfield Place plus the two other buildings between it and the Dalintober School.
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Hi Tommy ! I received a PM from someone asking for the image. It's either another senior moment on my part, or I eventually posted something which included Gayfield Place: Either way, I'm confused !
Perhaps it would be a good idea to provide a link to the image : Thanks..., Iain.
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby Tommy Ralston » Sat May 11, 2013 1:24 pm

Hi, Iain - the photos (2) of Gayfield Place are among your post on "Old Campbeltown photos". Brilliant to see them, even if the quality isn't very good!
The link on your post is:-
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Old-Photo ... tos_stream
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby Iain » Tue May 21, 2013 5:22 pm

Tommy..., I'm starting to ask who is having the "senior moment." lol ! Your URL provides a blank ! :? (for me at least)
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby dunc99 » Wed May 22, 2013 8:39 am

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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby Tommy Ralston » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:37 pm

Think I put my latest - and probably last post, in the wrong place - sorry.
If you go back to the very first post you will see I have added my potted history of Gayfield Place, which will probably be in the next edition of the Kintyre Antiquarian Society's magazine.
There are bound to be mistakes in it, so I am prepared for flack!
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby EMDEE » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:35 pm

Just read through your article. Very interesting history and reminiscences. Having spent quite a bit of time around Gayfield Place in my school days it is of particular interest. I remember Joe Black's chocolate buns, as he was still making them in the 1960s, and also plain ones with sugar on the top, but he made the best pies I have ever tasted. If I remember correctly he only made the pies on a Friday, and they were ready about 10.00 am when they could be bought hot out of the oven. A wonderful delicacy of bygone days. You can't get stuff like that in the supermarkets.

At that time, a fish supper from McKinlay's chip shop across the road was 1/10d, i.e.............. 9p :<>
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby petewick » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:12 am

When was the building demolished? Tommy you said in your article In the Kintyre Magazine that Lochend Church was brought down in 1990....it was actually 1985/86
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Re: Gayfield Place.

Postby dunc99 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:09 am

petewick wrote:When was the building demolished? Tommy you said in your article In the Kintyre Magazine that Lochend Church was brought down in 1990....it was actually 1985/86


I would guess it was in the 70s.

I know it was still standing (and occupied) in the late 60s.
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