David Leask's Maddiston Pages

Muiravonside Parish, the way it was.

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Reply Ian Hynds
2:33 AM on August 20, 2019 
To Mary Pitt who wrote about Andrew McDermott on 12th July,
Yes Andrew was a wonderful man, and my wife and I have many happy memories with the time spent with both Chrissie and Andrew.
By the way, - Chrissie passed away several years ago now.
Reply David Scott
6:09 AM on July 12, 2019 
Is there a free index of Muiravonside Cemetary to locate graves?. I am looking for relatives who died in the last 50 years . I know they are buried in Muiravonside but not sure how to find the graves. Thanks
Reply mary pitt
6:03 AM on July 12, 2019 
[Ian Hynds]
I was sorry to read your post as my parents (Jimmy & Maisie Gillespie) grew up with Andrew McDermott and knew him and his wife Chrissie well, before my parents immigrated to Australia. He would regularly post recordings of the Muiravonside services to my mother before she passed away. This brought much pleasure to her as in her latter years when was totally blind as she had sung many solos in Muiravonside services herself . My condolences to Chrissie.
Reply Ian Hynds
12:03 AM on March 8, 2019 
I'd like to pay a small token of respect for a genuine gentleman called Andrew McDermott. A better man I have yet to meet.
I was in the Boy's Brigade when 'Andra' was an officer, so I have known him for over 60 years. My wife knew him when she met me at 18 years of age. We have remained friends ever since.
Andrew passed away on the 20th. February to be with his wife Chrissie and unfortunately they had no children. An elder in Muravonside church for many years, he will be sadly missed. My wife and I have lived in Australia since 1969 and have kept in touch with Andrew and Chrissie regularly and was the first port of call every year at the "Bell" for the new year. They never missed once. He was also a valuable member of the Maddiston Historical Society. I'm sure we will all miss his little jokes and anecdotes. Goodbye for now old mate, the big fellow up above will welcome you with open arms !
Reply Pat Burnett
10:50 AM on February 15, 2019 
can anyone help with names to go wih the pictures from the Moonie collection thanks
Reply Deborah
9:35 PM on November 14, 2018 
Thank you for a very interesting insight to Maddiston & surrounds. I was hoping to find information about Hillfoot Cottage. In particular between 1939 and 1945. Was there a prison near to Maddiston? I'm researching the family history of Archibald McNeill (b. 1912). I believe he was in the Royal Artillery during this period and was living in Hillfoot Cottage and employed as a Prison Warder. It's always difficult to know where to search from Australia. Again, than you for the information, photos etcetera. Cheers, Deborah
Reply Andrew Huu
2:17 AM on January 10, 2017 
Hi.

I am doing some research into part of the Livingstone Learmonth family, particularly Mary Ethel who was born at Parkhall in 1882. There are some interesting details of the family on this site and I wondered if there was anything more you could point me in the direction of. Or maybe some f your members may have some information they would be willing to share. I would love to hear from anyone who may be able to help.

Thank you

Andrew Hull
Reply Jim Henry
4:31 PM on August 2, 2016 
Hello.

I am a volunteer at the National Mining Museum Scotland (NMMS)working on a project compiling details of memorials in Scotland dedicated to mining, miners etc. My list can be viewed on the NMMS web site and I'm happy to email a copy.

I'm looking for various details for the memorials I have found and for details of any I may have missed off the list.

Regards

Jim Henry
Reply Jim Henry
4:30 PM on August 2, 2016 
Hello.

I am a volunteer at the National Mining Museum Scotland (NMMS)working on a project compiling details of memorials in Scotland dedicated to mining, miners etc. My list can be viewed on the NMMS web site and I'm happy to email a copy.

I'm looking for various details for the memorials I have found and for details of any I may have missed off the list.

Regards

Jim Henry
Reply David S. Charleston
2:44 AM on September 12, 2015 
I came across your pages while doing some genealogy research, My Great Great Grandfather George Charleston, weaver, and his bride Mary Syme both born in 1818 married at Alloa, Clackmannan, Scotland on 25 November 1842. They next show up in the US in Santa Clara County, California in 1853 where they purchased and ran a small farm in an area that still bears their names. They raised two sons and the line of Charlestons now comes down to me and ends with my son. I would appreciate your passing this on to anyone in your vicinity that may have historical information about these people. It's good to know from where you sprang from. Thanks for listening.