MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby Mzz pasico » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:55 am

Martin wrote:These are great, fascinating, I love stuff like this, but I have a question. Where was/is The Mill ?

I'm certain the Mill and burn in the pic was where the new Police Station is now. Was't it at Mill Rd??
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby Isa » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:28 pm

Martin wrote:These are great, fascinating, I love stuff like this, but I have a question. Where was/is The Mill ?


The Mill dam in the postcard is just as you come in the town across from Drumore House beside the Dellwood Hotel (Old Manse)

Here is photo taken from Down Memory Lane on the forum. You can see the pillars on the right of Drumore House entrance.

http://www.visitkintyre.info/dml/campbeltown/milldam/

The road behind is the west road and you would have been on it most days going back and forth to school
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby Martin » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:26 pm

Thanks Isa, I do believe I've got it worked out now.
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby Mzz pasico » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:01 pm

Almost certain the picture which shows the large Mill Wheel and the children playing in the water was in Lady Mary row roughly where the back of the new police station is now.
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:08 pm

Mzz pasico wrote:Almost certain the picture which shows the large Mill Wheel and the children playing in the water was in Lady Mary row roughly where the back of the new police station is now.


yeah thats where my mum told me the mill was too, shes not 100% sure the exact location but maybe someone on here can enlighten us?
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby EMDEE » Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:18 pm

This is a wonderful collection of pictures. It shows how much some of the town has changed, and also how recognisable many of the streets still are, paticularly Main Street, which with the exception of the demolition of the Wide Close and the building of Longrow South remains architecturally relatively unchanged .

So far as the location of the Mill is concerned, having seen some of these mill photos before and in the past heard older generations talking about the place, it was located at the present junction of Mill Street and Lady Mary Row.and the Mill Lade came through what is now Millers Park. The burn which fed the Mill Dam ran along the fields near Hillside Road and is now culverted from a point near to the two blocks of flats on the North side of Hillside Road right down to the loch. I believe this culvert runs along the South side of Lady Mary Row beside the Tesco building and exits near the War Memorial.

These photos at the Mill would appear to have been taken at the present site of Lady Mary Row looking towards the direction of Mllers Park.

This link to an 1865 map of the town shows the Town Mill:

http://maps.nls.uk/townplans/campbelton.html
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:31 pm

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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 9:38 pm

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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:05 pm

MORE LONGROW

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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:22 pm

HIGH STREET

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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:24 pm

KIRK STREET

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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby francii » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:05 pm

I just love these, they really did make my day! Thanks for posting!
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby Beanie » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:20 pm

:D These are lovely photos of the area, and a wonderfully nostalgic trip back in time. I could recognise all the places except the mill - and now I see that it was just along the road from me! Thanks so much for posting these.

If anyone has any old postcards of further along Askomil Walk I would really appreciate seeing them too. Thanks.
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby gray_marian » Fri May 04, 2012 10:15 pm

Hi Lesley and Maureen, thankyou for a wonderful journey and one that I can repeat.Do you know if Lorne St and The Big Kiln still exist? My GGGrandParents lived and died at no 92. Some of of their children were reared in the poorhouse which was an owl sanctury when I visited C'town in 2008, I noticed it had been airbrushed out the postcard of the Cottage Hospital!What did The Big Kiln produce? On my next trip to Doune Antique Centre Perthshire, I shall gladly rummage through the postcard section for your elusive request,fingers crossed. Marian.
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Re: MAUREEN BELL (KEITH) OLD POSTCARDS OF CAMPBELTOWN

Postby carlen222 » Wed May 09, 2012 9:30 am

gray_marian wrote:Hi Lesley and Maureen, thankyou for a wonderful journey and one that I can repeat.Do you know if Lorne St and The Big Kiln still exist? My GGGrandParents lived and died at no 92. Some of of their children were reared in the poorhouse which was an owl sanctury when I visited C'town in 2008, I noticed it had been airbrushed out the postcard of the Cottage Hospital!What did The Big Kiln produce? On my next trip to Doune Antique Centre Perthshire, I shall gladly rummage through the postcard section for your elusive request,fingers crossed. Marian.


oh marian, ill need to pass this message onto mum, she will be delighted to hear that you would be willing to have a rumage for her :D shes away for a few days, but on her return i will show her your post and hopefully she will be able to answer your questions xx
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