I remember when

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I remember when

Postby Milldam » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:56 am

I remember when campbeltown was a safe haven tae bring up your children.
I remember when it wusnae called the wee toon.
I remember when you could rely on your neighbours.
I remember when coopers were still in employment.
I remember walking tae kilchousland for a days picnicing.
I remember life without a tv.
I remember cn.84



I'll probably remember some more later.
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Postby gizmo » Sun Aug 05, 2007 1:40 pm

1-- It still is
2-- It has been called the WEE Toon since before the old King died
3-- You still can.. mostly.... If you cant, you should name and shame these people.
4-- Hardly any need nowadays... not a lot of whisky making and fish lorries have fridges
5-- You still can
6-- Switch it off
7-- Got me there
8-- :)
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Postby Milldam » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:24 pm

I remember when the pubs shut at nine.
I remember when the kinloch was the best bar in town.
I remember going to the wee farm at the milknowe for our milk.
I remember my grannys hoose at stewarton had an earthern floor.
I remember when the boys brigade would come to dalintober school in the summer holidays.
I remember when the meadows planting was heaving wae campers during the holiday fprtnight.
I remember cn.84
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Postby 4th gen Suthen' » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:39 pm

I wonder about the Wee Toon thing............not doubting or disagreeing with Gizmo or Milldam but a few long standing C/town people and old timers have said to me that the WT tag was recent.........I don't know.

I do know it is still the best wee toon in Scotland!! 8)
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Postby 4th gen Suthen' » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:45 pm

Tell us about CN 84!

Boys Brigade camps came her to my farm in the 1930s.... 174th Glasgow Company. I have dozens of photos from then and a montage of pics they made at the time on the wall right in front of me.

Until relatively recently old men used to call in here and tell me they had camped here wit the BB back then and asked to look around......they would nearly always leave in tears......not because of the state of the place compared with then....just how all the old buildings were exactly the same a lifetime later......I would get quite emotional myself seeing the old boys like that :cry:

One fellow who came every year from then till he died Dr Clifford Easton.......always cycled from Glasgow too.
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Re: I remember when

Postby Ship called Dignity » Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:56 pm

Milldam wrote:I remember when campbeltown was a safe haven tae bring up your children.


Still is
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Postby ionnsaigh » Sun Aug 05, 2007 3:29 pm

A remember gas lamps in the close
penny meters for the gas
outside toilets three families shared
head lice scabies coal men
night shift bin men
a remember the pawn
the suit coming out on the Friday, back in Monday
free school dinners a jeely jar cup
mice in the hoose, rats in the backcourt
linoleum please give notes to the shop
the pubs last bell 9pm the drunken fights
the gangs celtic rangers catholic prodie
the frightening priests and catholic snobs
Campbletown seems fine- fine tae me
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Re: I remember when

Postby Pans Lass » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:24 pm

Davie P wrote:
Milldam wrote:I remember when campbeltown was a safe haven tae bring up your children.


Still is



Great safe place to bring up kids.
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Postby Buzz Lightyear » Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:22 pm

cn 84, was a fishing boat, probably still is, cant remember just now but it will probably come back to me.
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Postby Milldam » Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:23 pm

I remember when the christian mission came to the town in the summer.
I remember the open air dances at the top of the prom.
I remember the fishing boats regatta with the greasy pole competition.
I remember getting my haircut at peter finneys.
I remember getting sweeties in jean cambells
I remember the albert hall.
I remember cn.84
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Postby Milldam » Sun Aug 05, 2007 5:25 pm

CN 84 JANET LANG
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Postby mrn » Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:14 pm

I remember when the Milldam was the Milldam....
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Postby Buzz Lightyear » Sun Aug 05, 2007 10:19 pm

I remember buyin wranglers fae kintyre supply.
i remember buyin 51 states stretchy jeans fae shaffi's in the templars hall.
i remember we used tae swim in crosshill loch.
I remember concorde flyin intae the base.
i remeber buyin trainers fae mcgrorys.
I remember oot in a wee boat greetin the auld lifeboat intae campbeltown, the Arun boat, walter & Margaret cooper, these were big waves in front of the 2 piers, but ma auld granda knew hoot he was dain :wink: :wink:, now there would be an intresting picture from the past.
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Postby long lost soul » Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:14 pm

I remember swimming in crosshill loch
I remember concorde flying over but never landing
I remember really very little of 40 years ago thats why I keep an eye on this forum
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Postby general jack o'niell » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:47 am

i remember johnnie barbour wae the hay

i remember going up the broo to play

in summer doon davaar isle for the day

i remember us lot swimming all the way

i remember how the tuner scratch'd and play'd

on the dinner room piano every day

i remember catching cuddies doon the skeegs

climbing trees and red raw knees that bleed

i remember playin fitba doon the dam

and hearing "bathtime nigel!!!" from his mam

i remember huntin every year for the tyres

hiding them until its time for fires

i remember going to the school on bikes

neefing tyres from glenside, what a fright!!!!

i remember playin aleevo roon davaar

hiding ahint a shed, beneath a car

the piggery that stank the roadin oot

cooshie on his bike, his shiney suit

i remember times i had with cousin john

these 20 long long years that he's been gone

the doctors road for brambles every year

remembered things of mine

when i was wee'r
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