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Postby chattichatton » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:32 pm

i grew up in Stewarton and was/still am fascinated by the bust that is above the shop.My Great Gran (dead now) told me it was not of Rabbie Burns and there was a song about it.
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Postby petewick » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:35 pm

The bust was actually a man called Fleming who lived at Oatfield House.
I think the song was called Stewarton Corner, I remember it being sang at parties years ago.

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Postby chattichatton » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:38 pm

blimey do you know why he is there or how long it has been there?
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Postby petewick » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:41 pm

I think that it was put there because he was a benefactor to the area, it was probably put there when the building was erected.

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Postby Malky » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:06 pm

I believe it may be James Nichol Fleming that Petewick is talking about. If so, for more information see here.

Hope that helps.

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Postby chattichatton » Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:12 pm

:D thank you both very much for the info. Was talking to my parents tonight (still living in stewarton) and they were amazed at the power and info this site has. :D
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