Greetings from Canada

by William Anderson

I left Kilbirnie in 1967.  My Mum and Dad emigrated to Canada to have a better life.  We lived at 21 Lynn Drive, next door to the Robertsons at #23.  Would like to share some stories with some auld freens.


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Jim Steven says

William,

I lived at 17 Lynn Drive from about 1962ish until 1978. I remember a guy called John living at 23 but can't remember anyone from 21. 19 was Mr Maxwell and 15 was Mr Ferguson.

 

Archie Mcmillan says

I lived in 26 next to mr Murray, from 1965 / 1976.

 

Archie Mcmillan says

P/s hi and a big welcome from Scotland, memories are one of the few good things we have.

Jim Steven says

Archie,

Was your Dad the coalman?

 

John Millar says

Hello William, Jim and Archie,

I remember all of you very well and infact did make contact with Archie some time ago.

Jim.....you possibly remember the Corstorphines living at 21? They moved in when the Andersons moved out. As a wee reminder my second name is MILLAR. My mother was a Robertson and we lived with my grandmother ...........Maggie Robertson and uncles Willie and Alex.

Archie,,,you possibly remember the AIRDs living at 24, across the road from Jim.

William....you possibly dont remember this but I do have a picture of you and I on Adrossan beach, circa 1961. My Uncle Robert and Aunt Kate had taken both of us there!! Do you remember that I did actually visit your mum and dad in Canada in the 1970's I think whist visiting my Aunt in Toronto. 

You may be surprised about the memories I have of almost 50 years ago!!!

 

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and  a Happy 2012.

I can be contacted by email :

cjmillar2007@btinternet.com

 

 

Archie Mcmillan says

Yes my dad was a coalman,oor house was o so warm in the Winter.

Now i can barely afford to heat my house,gas price is a rip off.

How time goes bye ,way too fast.

Annie B says

Hi William, there is a fantastic website just for kilbirnie folk on Facebook. Its actually managed by a kilbirnie guy now living in Canada. It's called Kilbirnie Folks but you need to be a member of Facebook to access it. Lots of fotos and stories all about folk from Kilbirnie. Definitely worth a look. You will probably know many of the folk on it. Good luck http://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn#!/groups/KilbirnieFolks/

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