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Dick Terrish



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PostSubject: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:46 am

Guid morning' folks!

I came across your site a week or so ago,but this is the first chance I had to say hello. I was born in Penicuik in 1950,but the family moved away in 1965. I don't know if it's an age thing,but I look back on my childhood and realise that my happiest days were spent growing up in Penicuik. School summer holidays always brought adventure and we were out the house from early morning until dusk. Just making our own entertainment and never causing harm or bother to other folks. Different days I suppose. Lifetime friendships were made. My mother died in 2003 and up until her death,she still sent and received Xmas cards from old friends and neighbours in Penicuik. 38 years !!

The photo below was taken in Dick Terrace in 1954. This is me(the car wissna oors!! It belonged tae oor 'rich' uncle an' auntie,who used to visit on their way down south...............


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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:56 pm

Hi Dick and welcome to the forum. I originally came from Musselburgh, married and moved to Edinburgh. Eventually my wife and I decided we needed a garden so we found that Wimpey were building houses at Glencorse. We bought one and have lived there since 1980. The things I love most about Penicuik are the Pentland hills and the really nice walks. Where are you living now?

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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:18 am

Hi Andy.


We've been up in Aberdeen since 1965. At the time,my Dad worked in the Penicuik papermills. Even back then,he always said the writing was on the wall for the industry as a whole,as Eskmills had been finding the going tough against foreign manufacturers. However,he was offered a job in Aberdeen and that's why we moved.

I've been back for a visit once or twice to Penicuik,although it must be around 15 years now since the last one. Nice wee forum you have here.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sat Feb 11, 2012 11:20 am

Hi Andy,
I have logged on to the site and found your posting. Like you I was also born in Penicuik, but in 1941 and left at the tender age of 18 to join the Royal Navy after my schooling at Penicuik, then Lasswade (the old and new schools) I left at 15 years old and went into the coal mining industry which I hated. This encouraged me to join the RN as a Radio Operator. After 27 years serving on many types of ships including aircraft carriers and submarines and all over the world I left as a Chief Communications Technician and left to work in Cheltenham, who after a year sent me to a radio station in Scarborough where I worked until my retirement. I now live in Filey. I used to return to Penicuik but must admit I haven't been back for about 15 years now.

Name is David Hamilton and was born in Thorburn Terrace. My parents were John and Joan Hamilton, they moved to Glen View and then John Street (next to the miner's club) where they stayed for the rest of their lives.

So if anyone knows me or has heard of me please get in touch. I have many relatives still living in the area and I am related to The Barnes formerly of Glen Place, Ella who lives in Bonnyrigg and Betty who has recently passsed away, The Mckeans formerly of Glaskhill Terrace and Cuiken Avenue.

So if anyone has hear of me or my family please get

All the Best

And looking forward to hearing from you

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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:32 pm

Hi David and welcome to the forum. It was Dick who was born in Penicuik, as I come from Musselburgh and moved here in 1980. You certainly seem to have had a long and interesting career. Have you tried looking for your relatives on facebook? It's very popular although I must admit I have tried to avoid it for a while. However, I have given in and have now have a presence there. Even my wife who is almost clueless about computers has joined and is making use of the e-pad I gave her for Christmas Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:13 am

Hi,
Thanks for the info. Yes I've tried Facebook and don't like it, or I should really say I don't trust it, even although my two granddaughters swear by it. One day maybe

Dave
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PostSubject: Hi from your cousin Wilma!   Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:07 pm

Hi David,
Was trawling the net trying to find old photos of Penicuik to show mum and dad when I happened to come across your posting. Read it out to mum. She didn't know Betty had passed away.
I haven't been back to Penicuik in years- the last time was for an old neighbours funeral!
Mike and I still live in Macclesfield but have had a holiday cottage business in west Wales for 4 years so travel over there every weekend. Have a look - its www.pentrebach.com
Mum and dad are still plodding on but not in good health.
By the way, I found a great site 'What's On Penicuik' that has loads of old photos of Penicuik, many including people that mum recognised.
All the best
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e logged on to the site and found your posting. Like you I was also born in Penicuik, but in 1941 and left at the tender age of 18 to join the Royal Navy after my schooling at Penicuik, then Lasswade (the old and new schools) I left at 15 years old and went into the coal mining industry which I hated. This encouraged me to join the RN as a Radio Operator. After 27 years serving on many types of ships including aircraft carriers and submarines and all over the world I left as a Chief Communications Technician and left to work in Cheltenham, who after a year sent me to a radio station in Scarborough where I worked until my retirement. I now live in Filey. I used to return to Penicuik but must admit I haven't been back for about 15 years now.

Name is David Hamilton and was born in Thorburn Terrace. My parents were John and Joan Hamilton, they moved to Glen View and then John Street (next to the miner's club) where they stayed for the rest of their lives.

So if anyone knows me or has heard of me please get in touch. I have many relatives still living in the area and I am related to The Barnes formerly of Glen Place, Ella who lives in Bonnyrigg and Betty who has recently passsed away, The Mckeans formerly of Glaskhill Terrace and Cuiken Avenue.

So if anyone has hear of me or my family please get

All the Best

And looking forward to hearing from you

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PostSubject: A little about me!   Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:15 pm

For anyone else who reads this- my name's Wilma Senior (nee Milne) and was born in 1954 at home in Woodside Drive, went to school at Eastfield then the High School. We moved to Mauricewood Rd in about 1970 then I left to go to Art College in Sunderland when I was 18. Was there for a year, then did a degree course in Sheffield , followed by a teacher-training course in Leeds. Taught Art in Coventry for 6 years. Married Mike in 1979 and had 3 girls, Katie, Heather and Maggie. Since then have taught in Primary schools and run the holiday cottage business.
Still keep in touch through Facebook with a few old school friends- Moira Muir (nee Jackson) , Jackie Liveie (nee Boreham) , Janette Smith (nee Holmes) and Helen Elliott (nee McGeechan)
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Hi Andy,
I have logged on to the site and found your posting. Like you I was also born in Penicuik, but in 1941 and left at the tender age of 18 to join the Royal Navy after my schooling at Penicuik, then Lasswade (the old and new schools) I left at 15 years old and went into the coal mining industry which I hated. This encouraged me to join the RN as a Radio Operator. After 27 years serving on many types of ships including aircraft carriers and submarines and all over the world I left as a Chief Communications Technician and left to work in Cheltenham, who after a year sent me to a radio station in Scarborough where I worked until my retirement. I now live in Filey. I used to return to Penicuik but must admit I haven't been back for about 15 years now.

Name is David Hamilton and was born in Thorburn Terrace. My parents were John and Joan Hamilton, they moved to Glen View and then John Street (next to the miner's club) where they stayed for the rest of their lives.

So if anyone knows me or has heard of me please get in touch. I have many relatives still living in the area and I am related to The Barnes formerly of Glen Place, Ella who lives in Bonnyrigg and Betty who has recently passsed away, The Mckeans formerly of Glaskhill Terrace and Cuiken Avenue.

So if anyone has hear of me or my family please get

All the Best

And looking forward to hearing from you

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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:15 pm

Hi Wilma, glad you could join us and welcome to the forum.

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PostSubject: Mary Byers   Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:24 pm

I also went to Penicuik Secondary school and left in 1965. My Dad worked in Dalmore Mill. I had relatives in Penicuik going back to before I was born. I remember Ella Barnes as my best friend Jean lived B in Glen Place next door to Ella and her husband. I still have relatives in Penicuik and Jean and family still live there. My Grandad Byers was fixing a gas leak when he was overcome by fumes and fell off a ladder in ,around 1950 in Penicuik.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:47 pm

Hi Mary and welcome and welcome to the forum. It looks as if you have been away from Penicuik for quite a while. Where are you living now and have you been back since you left?

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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:30 am

Hi, yes lived in Bilston until moving to Edinburgh in 1978, then we moved to Tullibody in Clackmannanshire (near Stirling). One of my brothers,Charlie, moved from Penicuik and is near me now. My late husband Frank worked with Prison Service. Still have connections with Penicuik though. Great to find this site.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:54 am

You must have left for Edinburgh just as I was moving from Edinburgh to the new houses that were being built at Glencorse. There have been a few changes since then especially with the houses that have replaced Dalmore mill after its closure. The crystal factory has gone and now they have started to build houses at the back of Mauricewood.

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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:46 pm

Hi, lived in Auchendiinny for a wee while too when I was about 8 or 9 and remember the pond or some kind of water on left down the hill. We were warned to keep away and the adults told us kids it was bottomless and something would grab us and pull us in. Terrified after that, ha ha. It wirke though.
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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:12 am

I take it this is the pond that you mean. Sadly, it has been drained now and all the foliage has been cleared away.


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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:05 am

Great to see a photo of the old pond. Wonder what was lurking at the bottom after all, lol
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PostSubject: Re: Ah'm fae Penicuik !   Mon Dec 12, 2016 7:35 pm

This is what it looked like after they cleared away all the foliage. I don't think the pond was very deep.


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