I lived in Old Monkland as a child,
and I know most of the people listed
Bob Cameron's History of the
Monklands, I attended Old
Monkland Public School before the
second World War and I wonder if
John Cameron, one of my early
friends and a farmers son, is
related to Bob.
After I completed my National
Service after service in the Suez
Canal Zone during the Emergency of
1951-1954 in 1954 I emigrated to
Canada, where I live now.
My twin brother Jim Marrs is in a
home in Glasgow but we keep in
touch. Both Miss Littlejohn, and
Miss Wilkie, I knew very well, also
Miss Hodge, and Miss Crozier. I knew
Miss Stark and her son behind the
small swing park in Manse Ave. The
minister daughter Elsbeth Anderson
was in my class at school. I also
with my brother, attended the
picnics in the field between the
manse and the Old Monkland Cemetery
and I also knew Moira MacGregor and
her sister who lived in the house
next to Miss Littlejohns.
Would appreciate getting a phone number, and your website is wonderful, and perhaps you can get in touch with Bob Cameron for me. and give him my best. Thanks for the history lesson I felt as if I was back in Old Monkland again.
Cheers, Aye, John Marrs.
PS From 1949 until 1952, I worked in the Office of Stewarts and Lloyds, Calder Hot Roll Office. I notice that you have Murray and Patterson and RB Tennants, but no Calder Hot Roll. I live in Canada and have done so since the 50's, it would be nice to include the CHR in your wonderful website
Calder Hot Roll
Can anyone help John with an item on Calder Hot Roll??
John has since been in touch with Bob Cameron and has also written a short article on his memories from Calder Hot Roll