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15 November 2014 22:10:27
Hi, I attended Longstone from 1960-1963. We lived in Redhall Drive and then moved to Australia in early 63. Lot's of memories but I struggle to remember names. Great website.
|Elizabeth (Hill) Thies|
06 November 2014 07:04:56
David Laird...I remember all of the names you listed and can even remember some of the faces. I was sorry to learn about Graham Paterson. How sad. I always had a crush on him but I don't think he knew I existed. Woe is me! I do remember Ann Kilgallon, quite vividly and also going to her home on Sunday afternoons. Well it's off to listen to my pal Rod croon. Hope to hear from some of you.
|Linda Doig (Nee Taylor)|
21 May 2014 19:48:42
Hi, Came across this site when viewing Edin-Photos and was amazed at the memories it brings. I lived at 127 Longstone Street with my parents and my sister Irene and 2 brothers Ian and Robert. I started at the old school in Longstone Road in 1953 and then went to the annexe until the new school up in Redhall was opened. I think my last teacher in P7 was a Miss Pringle who got married and went to Carrick Knowe. My friends were Jeanette Ross, Jeanette McDonald, Sylvia Forrest, Violet Chalmers. My neighbours in Longstone were the Seaters, the Shores, the Browns, the Cliffords and the Wilsons. It would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me or any of my family.
27 February 2014 14:20:12
Good afternoon all.
|Wilma Porteous (Formerly Henderson)|
21 January 2014 23:01:54
Hi everyone first time on Site and was amazed to find a picture of my class which must have been around 1961, I think Terence Kramer posted this but I believe the person he has marked as
|Sheila Ballantyne (Thomson)|
05 January 2014 17:12:41
I was a pupil from 1957 till 1964. Had many happy memories , would love to hear from anyone. I do have a class photo which I will try to upload the teacher's name I think was Miss Baxter.
24 October 2013 04:37:12
Ann, your name rings a bell with me.I also remember names such as David Laird, Derek Burns, Patricia Miekle, Joan Bangham etc.
14 August 2013 03:07:04
Ann, I recognise your name. I would have been at Longstone around the same time. I did spend a few months at Carrickvale then we moved to Liberton when I attended Gracemount. Ed Hill, my brother, fulfilled his education at Carrickvale. Ian went on to Trinity.
|Ann Kilgallon ( McSherry|
17 July 2013 21:44:22
Hi Everybody would love to hear from anyone that knew me I was at Longstone Primary from 1958 -1964
|Ann Kilgallon - ( McSherry )|
17 July 2013 21:18:40
Is there anybody out there who remembers me as I used to live at 97 Redhall Road and it would be nice to speak to someone that knew us all I went to Longstone Primary 1958 and then went to Carrickvale Secondary 1969 till 15 and then went to College for a year (Telford College) it would be nice to hear from anybody that knew me I now live in Kirkcaldy and have been here since 1906 so do let me know if you do know me Thanks Ann.
16 July 2013 16:06:35
I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to say thanks for making your page - http://www.longstone.ik.org/p_P23project.ikml As an avid history enthusiast and the project coordinator for our history club, I've found it to be very helpful! Right now, our club is learning about popular culture in the 1960s (one of my favorite eras!) One of the younger members passed this page along to me - http://www.ooshirts.com/guides/Retro-Fashion-Guide:-Tie-Dyed-Shirts-to-Mini-Skirts.html The kids loved learning about the fashion (And music...I think I've converted a few of the kids to Beatles fans!) As a favor, I was hoping you could include that page on your website? I wanted to show the History Club that their efforts have reached outside of our community. Let me know when you get a chance to update! Thanks again! Sarah Washington -
|Elizabeth (HILL) Thies|
29 May 2013 02:29:16
Happy birthday to Patricia Hunter formerly of Longstone Grove. Patricia...I think your birthday is the 28th of May which will make you 61 this year. I am a week behind. I send you best wishes. How is Robert? Remember when your mum decided that you and Robert should take violin lessons? OMG...!!!!!!!!!
11 May 2013 00:35:15
Remember Yvonne Crawford there ! I was at Longstone 1965-1972. Teachers Miss Dickson, Mr Cant, Mrs Barclay...headmasters Mr Welsh, Mr Blackwood (only one who belted me in 7 years there), Mr Chapelle. Friends and classmates from then...John Hobson, Martin Lister, Charles Young, Paul Girdwood, Gary Noble, Stuart Strong, Stewart Sadler, James Dow, Robert Moffat, Carol Syme, Diane Hanlon, Linda Ponton, Heather Smart, Neil Cummings and many others. And of course Mr Stoddart, school jannie ! Still remember my first day there in 1965, jeez close on half a century ago...
|Yvonne Westgarth (nee Crawford)|
07 February 2013 15:31:37
Just a quick note to all my old friends that went to Longstone with me - Mary Bennett, Sheena Fairgrieve, Liz Baldock,Alan Barton. I hope you are all well. I still live in Longstone as does Liz so I see her from time to time. I am still here at Longstone Primary - I have been working here for over 20 years!!!! Would love to hear from any of you.
06 February 2013 23:15:28
I could write a book about longstone I know nearly every name that is mentioned as I was born and bred in this great place that good I have never left it was in pre fabs first then moved to a stones throw from the school here are some names that have not been mentioned Davies McLean Davies Sinclair Charlie murphy billy earl and all his brothers Davies Wilson who stayed opposite the school his father was a motorbike policeman podge McLeod billy grub I could go on a bit more but not want to bore you all.
|ELIZABETH THIES NEE HILL|
23 October 2012 02:44:13
Greetings all you 60 year olds! Hope you are all enjoying fall, soon to be winter weather. For those of you who may remember her, I had a lovely e-mail from Julie Telford the other day. In fact I was in contact with her several months ago and she gave me an update on her life. As far as I recall she is living in Switzerland with her husband and daughter...don't hold me to that. I know that she will be in Scotland in December visiting family in Paisley. I will be home in December also, spending chrissy with my siblings...god, I can't wait for a dish of haggis...I tried to bring some canned back a couple of years ago and it was confiscated...MAD COW DISEASE!
05 October 2012 17:44:33
HI EVERYONE DOES ANYONE KNOW IF BETTY MERRILEES IS STILL LIVING IN THE AREA AS I WOULD LOVE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HER,,IF SO COULD YOU PLEASE PASS ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS email@example.com tel02085217996 I LIVE IN LONDON NOW THANKS IAN STEWART
26 July 2012 18:33:47
16 July 2012 20:40:16
Thanks to Liz Thies
20 June 2012 05:20:10
John Vallance...you dated one of the Andrews sisters...if I am correct (Annette Andrews..sister of Janice / Janis ? spelling)..what a hoot...I remember you on your paper routes...GAFFS... and the wee shop at the burnside where mum would go for the 'rations' every week. My younger brother was still in the pram at that time...OMG!
06 June 2012 17:18:32
31 May 2012 14:58:19
So how many of my former classmates are turning 60 this year? Happy Birthday to all.
|Sheena Palmer (nee Fairgrieve)|
16 May 2012 15:47:01
24 April 2012 15:29:15
Can't believe this site. My twin sister and I attended Lonstone Primary from 1956-1963, Mr Gibson was our last teacher. Secondary was a breeze in comparison. Our friends were Linda Carruthers, Alison Duncan, Janice Hunter, Sally Jarvis, Maria McKinnell, (we are in her photograph, front row and seated on the grass) Anne Wardrobe and Veronica Collins. I also remember the other twins, the Hortons, the Murrays and the Hopkirks. Working for the Scottish Government now.
16 March 2012 03:33:31
You must know Eric Reid and Ian Hill, Longstone Grove. I don't know anything about how Eric is doing. I know my brother Eddie has seen his brother (Gordon) once in a while. Ian has two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren (girls) . We are all getting up there! Remember when we yearned to be older..At least 16..to be able to date and about 18 when we could drink legally
16 March 2012 03:07:14
I have enjoyed this site...and would love to hear from Patricia Hunter and Agnes Miller..both of Lonstone Grove.
12 February 2012 21:35:20
I was born at 31 Redhall Place on 6 July 1955 and attended Longstone Primary from 1960, the headmaster was Mr Evans, the janitor was Mr Stoddart,I remember Mr Gibson,Miss Steel and most of my class,Tucker Horton,Geoff Hunter,Ackie Allan,Nodge Kilgallon,Tam Downie,Tom Burke who lived in the prefabs,Anne Harrison,Maureen Walters,Carol Dick,Dorothy Woodman,Pat Thomson,Avril Harrison,Katherine ?,Ian Park, Donald McKinnell,Dougie Bennett,Dale Newcombe whose dad had a pig farm,Lynn and Lorraine Anderson non-identical twins. Brian Ross,Malcolm Baldock, Persil Forsyth,Spam,Six Feet Newman,Keith Barbour,Marylin McNab,Billy McIntyre I remember Peter Burgess,the Tants who had a menagerie,Mr Malanek,The Slights,The Hortons Kenny Hood,The Merrilees,McKays,Mr Merrilees was a postman who had been a POW in Japan,Wards,The Andersons,Mr Craig,the Grandisons,Gaffs Roches,St Cuthberts, Stevie's Pond, the Mousy Holeits all coming back. Anyway get in touch if you are or knew any of these people
18 December 2011 10:51:21
Hi Alan Wharton and Kerry Wright. I am not sure if my e mail address will appear on the school site so please send me a short note at Ian@firstprop.co.za - I'd really like to catch up with you Alan and Kerry please ask your mom to send me a note
18 December 2011 10:41:15
24 November 2011 20:20:26
went to longstone from 2003 - 2010 but left like 2 weeks before the end of the year :(. I can honestly say that longstone is the best school anyone could go to and have so many memories from there :)
05 October 2011 18:13:04
To Ian Barton - You don't know me but it appears that you played violin with my mum! - Christine Wright (Nee Seatter) In answer to your assumption, yes she did go on to sing in a group called 'This n' That' and enjoyed a successful career in the Civil Service. She still lives in Longstone (always has!!) I can't wait to show mum this, its so nice to see that she is so fondly remembered and yes Ian, she is still very competitive and musical but these days she spends more time on Facebook than she does playing her violin, guitar and piano!! lol
24 September 2011 12:46:31
Only just found out about this site.My god!!What a blast from the past.Great to see some of names
09 September 2011 05:01:56
I was at Longstone in the 50's and good to see it is still going strong... some of the names I recognise. Lived at 117 Kingsknowe Rd North and remember the neighbours the Allans, Dunlops, Wardrobes Bennetts and many more. Have lived in Perth West Australia for over 40 years now 5 grandchildren and another on the way. Visited Longstone about 5 years ago and it brought back many memories. All the best to everyone
11 August 2011 22:25:19
hi john, re 1960;s ex pupils, mary bennett here, amazing to hear those names again, my best friend was elizabeth baldock, yvonne crawford,maureen mcdonald, the weddel twins were david and elizabeth, they lived opposite the phone box at the top of the hill,mr stoddart the janitor i remember more than anybody else, always smiling!
18 May 2011 15:17:24
11 May 2011 03:02:04
Found this site by chance. I went to Longstone Primary 49-55.I remember David Shepherd Teacher Mrs. Rae. We had slates and warm milk.I remember at Slateford spending my dinner money on bubble gum to get the "film star photos" Such great memories.
05 May 2011 10:09:11
Ooh Myy Gawsh! , A Can't beleive thaat it was so long agoh! a miss dah webteem and when we aw used to sit at the back of the stage , aw myy gawsh, at the christmas faiir when ii sat on saantaas knee :p ii miiss longstone,
06 March 2011 19:41:29
What you find on line is amazing, imagine my surprise to see Hon Dickson's comments about our old school. She was so right about everything and the names brought back so many memories. The Teachers Mr Moyes and Mrs MacDonald!! I also started in the old school with my friend Hon and progressed up through the annex to the new school. She lived across the road from it so we saw it being built brick by brick and I remember the old gentleman who was the watchman when the builders left each night. Memories indeed how time passes and I hope everyone she mentioned is doing well and in the best of health.
|Lindsay Anne Scott|
01 March 2011 19:50:14
oh my gosh 3 years ago i was in p7 now i am in s3 it feels so quick. The other day was so weird i still have my leaving top with everyone's names on it and i just wanted 2 no if it wood fit and omg it did bring bk loads of memories. Can u say hi to mrs swan 4 me + other teachers. u were gr8
19 December 2010 15:37:20
Just finished watching Longstone Primary Movie 2010. Smiled & laughed through it all. Great job Mr Pattie (and all the stars) for this tongue in cheek masterpiece!
21 November 2010 08:50:52
Dear Longstone, I am missing you, well how are you getting on in P1/2? How are you in Longstone? Iam fine are you fine FROM Mahathi.challagali
21 November 2010 08:25:48
I miss Longstone where I was a P3 last year. I am a p4a student at Blackhall. Blackhall is ok but I miss Longstone! Have fun friends.
|Susan Williamson (nee Knowles)|
24 October 2010 19:20:41
I attended Longstone Primary School between the years of 1962-1968. I have many fond memories of the school and its pupils. The classmates that I remember are as follows - Lorna Brown, Jane Munro, Eileen Doherty, Bruce Thomas, Turner Dove, Eric Reid, Ronnie Rodgers, Sandra Duff, Susan Grandison, Andrea Burns, Elaine Horton, Iain McDonald, Terry McIvor, Janice Wright, Jacqueline Pollock, Olive Watson, Shan Nish, Rosa Solodenko, George Hay, Keith Yuill. I lived in Redhall till I was 6 then the family moved to Slateford Road, then I travelled by bus to school every day. I remember playtimes, usually skipping to the "Nellie the Elephant tune". If not skipping, I was playing "elastics" - or even "kissy chasie", or playing "jacks" ....... happy days! I also remember school dinners - especially the swedish apple charlotte, it was delicious, but I absolutely hated tapioca, disgusting .... and the lumpy custard wasn't great either! Gym was never my favourite thing, still not interested in fitness (although I should be)!! I remember having to wear the compulsory navy knickers. When I was in P7 I remember having to look after the P1s if it was raining at playtime, I enjoyed that. As for the teachers, I'm trying to remember their names - Miss (or Mrs) Steele comes to mind, Miss Nicholson, Miss Watson, I think there was a Mrs Cheyne (possibly sewing teacher). I think my P7 teacher was a Mr Cant, unfortunately I remember "getting the belt" from him. I wasn't a bad pupil, I just liked to talk! I could go on and on about the Longstone area as I had so much fun there playing with my friends. It would be great if any of the above names I mentioned get to read this, and maybe they will get in touch one day.
09 October 2010 00:20:38
|Honor Pringle (nee Dickson)|
07 October 2010 00:56:43
message to Martin Misa re Darina Dickson and Sylvia Dickson.
05 October 2010 00:20:38
I can't believe what I've just read on this site. All the familiar names from Longstone Primary. I first attended the old Primary in Longstone Village then went to the Annexe and the foot of Longstone Street then eventually went to the "new" school which was opposite my house in Redhall Grove - this would be around 1957ish. My teacher was Mr Moyes (Malcolm) who took great pleasure in wrapping my fingers with his ruler when I froze at mental arithmathic (which I did regularly).I was absolutely terrified of him and consequently learned nought. Not surprisingly my memories of Longstone Primary are not good, pretty awful really. Some of the names that are on the site are certainly known to me. Anne Wardrobe must be the sister of Stewart Wardrobe (Waddie) who was in my class. Also Eric Coulter who was brother of Betty Coulter, also in my class. Betty Merrilees who, my brother John used to fancy, is sister to Alice and also to "legs" Merrilees. My main friend at school was Avril Fanning who I still keep in touch with. In my class I used to sit at the front (which is where all the "stupid" pupils sat. All the "clever" ones sat at the back). I remember John Horton, Robert Jackson, Margaret Strachan, Betty Coulter, Hazel Strong all sat quite near me at various times so we must have all been tarred with the same brush...........stupid! Aye those were days (notice I'm not saying the "good old days").
|Hilda (Hey ) Worden|
28 September 2010 13:43:35
I lived in Longsgton 1958-1962 then moved to America
|ANDREW.B VICTORIA PRIMARY LEITH|
15 September 2010 19:09:14
HI MY NAME IS ANDREW BLACK AND I GO TO VICTORIA PRIMARY IN LEITH IM IN P7 AND WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT YOUR SCHOOL IS VERY VERY NICE I KNOW SOME OF THE OLD P7S AND I KNOW JAMIE IN P5 AND I KNOW ANDREW THOMSON IN P7 AS I KNOW SOME OF YOUR PUPILS FROM WHAT I SEE WHEN I SEE THEM I THINK YOUR SCHOOL IS LOVELY THANKYOU
12 August 2010 22:56:22
29 May 2010 11:40:10
I went to longstone 1975-1980 and i miss lunch when we got 1 potato each
29 March 2010 12:27:56
Hi, I miss Longstone, I was there from 1997 - 1004, those were good years.
|Luisa Gutierrez from P7|
27 February 2010 22:08:09
Hi p7 people!!!!
04 February 2010 12:26:21
Five years ago I lost connection with my aunt Darina Dickson and her daughter Sylvia. I remember Sylvia went to school close to her home at 4 Redhall Grove in 1977 - 1984. I am looking for information that would help me find Darina and Sylvia. I assume that parents of current pupils may have been Sylvia's classmates and they might have som information which would help.
29 January 2010 14:44:51
28 January 2010 16:31:30
Hi.. i went to longstone primary in 2000 and left in 2003 ... it was well good miss the friends..
|ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES|
26 January 2010 16:17:49
Dear Ian Barton, my gosh I remember you and most of the names you mentioned in your comment. I remember when Alan Wharton had to have his appendics removed. Rhona Nussey< Ithought was in Russia doing something. I used to work with her dad at the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board at the West End. Many names came flooding back to me after reading your note. Ian McDonald, Iain MacDonald, as I recall the two Ian's were football crazy,Colin Dunlop, Norman Dick, Robert Merriman, Patricia Hunter, Ruth Horn. It would be great if a reunion could be planned, but how to go about it is another story, although it could be done. It would just take some willing people to do some research and try and contact our former classmates. I hope you are doing well and it was wonderful to hear from you. Liz
18 January 2010 16:29:22
hey I forgot Alan Wharton - we both went over to Carrickvale and had a small pop band together. Alan was the most talented ofcourse. does anyone remember playing football in the park during summer jerseys down accross the pitch!
18 January 2010 16:23:15
14 January 2010 14:13:36
I started p1 in 1956 with Miss Wightman as my first teacher, Miss Philips as headmistress - still have a photo of the official opening sitting alongside class mates Anne Wardrope, Eric Coulter & Linda Carruthers. I left for Trinity Academy in 1963, Mr Gibson being my final teacher - I remember trips in his car to Thins bookshop to choose our prizes, probably not politically correct today!
13 January 2010 23:58:51
13 January 2010 15:07:48
im now 34 and started longtone when i was 4. lots of memories of friends, teachers, sports days and activities. found past friends on facebook so if you were there try it out.
11 January 2010 20:40:35
if keiron young comes back on this page please email me man long time no speak would love to hear from you cheers firstname.lastname@example.org
11 January 2010 14:41:50
i attended longstone 1981 - 1983 , it was the best school ever , i remember my first day mrs.swan's wig got stuck on a hook , i love longstone
15 December 2009 15:40:14
My dad was in the forces and we lived in Redhall Drive. This was the first Primary School I settled at and was there from 1990, I have the fondest memories of all my time spent there. Particularly fond memories of Mrs George, Mrs Swan and Ms Cowney. Can still remember putting on the production of the The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Best school ever!!! x
14 December 2009 22:43:48
Oh my gosh, i remember when i planted one of the trees for the forest behind the school! now that is showing my age! we're currently organising a Longstone class of '04 reunion which will be good hopefully! Im still friends with only about one person from longstone which scares me a lot, seeing as im going to uni and im not going to see my friends half as much :(
14 December 2009 22:34:53
aaaah! im leaving firrhill in like 5 months! i much preferred being back in longstone where it was safe!
14 December 2009 22:33:37
I attended Longstone from 1957/58 until leaving in 1965.
11 December 2009 19:00:12
hi longstone primary school
01 December 2009 17:44:53
this school is amzing
22 November 2009 15:10:14
14 November 2009 15:33:02
|jake & megan arthur|
20 October 2009 18:50:44
just a quick hello to you all especially y4 and y7 lovin it in germany but miss all our friends hope you r all wellxx
13 October 2009 00:48:18
Hi its me again if you guys miss me well tough cause im not going back but I miss you guys as well.........a lot!!!!!!!
09 October 2009 21:58:59
hi its holli just to let jennifer know that i am not very happy about you moving and i can not now that my birthday is on the Qually night 16 of December on my birhday and i hope i will enjoy it so i have to go now so bye bye everybody
09 October 2009 21:53:19
hi its holli if leigh is on this website please get this mesage hi leigh i miss you so please can you say to everbody in your family hello
15 September 2009 19:46:48
hiya , i just moved from Edinburgh to Motherwell , it was actaully really hard , and i just wanted to let eveyone knoe what an amazing school Longstone is , i was there from nursery to my last day of primary seven & the whole way was amazing . I met the bestfriends someone could ever have & even thought i am now in second year i have kept ALOT of those bestfriends. I would like Mrs Swan too know that if she remebers mine & Ryan Clarke's love-hate relationship in primary seven , that we are actually really good friends now & he is one of my BEST friends . i have so many memories at Longstone , so many ! And i have to say that our leavers show was the best by the way ! :) love&miss longstone loads x
|Luisa from p7|
04 September 2009 19:18:18
Hi is luisa here...im not so happy about going back to colombia and im going to miss you guys.
07 July 2009 10:51:47
Elizabeth and Vera Hill thanks for comments,Did I wear tight skirts? must have been about 12 I think. I well remember the dolls pram wish I had kept it but don't think my grand daughters would play with it, still in touch with Maggie Ritchie who stayed in Longstone Street just along from the top of the grove, Stange to remember the TV we were the first to have one at our end of the grove and Mrs Irons who stayed at the top of the grove had one so on Coronation day some of the kids came to my house and some to Mrs Irons, we all had our mugs etc which we were given at school, still hjave mine in the attic, don't think it will be worth much if anybody else from the good old dayd remembers get in touch!!
18 June 2009 14:33:05
Heeey ! x
14 June 2009 09:58:40
High attended longstone from about 1964 - 1971, can remember my first day Vividly – was kicking and screaming and hanging on to my mum did not really want to go. Think the teacher was Mrs Gunn she tore me away from my mum – never forgave her for that! In hindsight had a really good time there would love to hear from some of my old class mates. Fell in love with Susan Grindly in P2- who left to go the Siouth Africa I think. Her brother David was in my sisters class. The last teacher I had there was Miss Stewart. She left to marry some Iranian bloke. Can remember Mary Bennet, Carol Syme, Jane Hardie, Fiona Thompson Sheena Faigrieve, Alan Barton, Jimmy McDonald, Stuart Strong, Stuart Saddler, Raymond Warren & John Struth. There were a Twins in our class for a while, think there name was Waddel. If I remember correctly went to the qually with Sheena.
01 May 2009 14:31:01
16 April 2009 10:20:14
Hi There, Id love to make contact with some of the people featured on your Gllery page. Specifically the ones from the 50s-60s period. Robert Laird Norma Penman If you can help Is be very grateful. I will be adding my comments on the site later. I will say its never too late to learn as Im currently in my third year as an undergraduate at UWS in Ayr. Kindest regards Donald Ross
01 April 2009 23:04:21
Hey folk's great job with the website!!!
27 March 2009 11:55:48
I attenden Longstone school in 1954 or 1955 till 1957.I have many happy memories of the school.Mr Munro was the head master and Miss Bastick was my teacher.My two best friends were Catherine Merrilees who I still keep in touch with and Eileen Charley.I now live in Australia and will be in Edinburgh August 1st 2009 and would like to meet some of my old friends.
|ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES|
25 March 2009 06:06:27
Hey Vera, Teddy Wiseman is the one you remember. Read his comment. Luv Ya!
|ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES|
25 March 2009 06:04:03
Irene Leitch, you lived across the road from us, and you were once in a while asked to babysit while my mum and dad went down to the Longstone Inn. I remember you and your tight skirts...all the fashion then, and also remember the day you were married. I think every kid in the neighbourhood was out for the 'poor oot'. I let Vera know that you left a comment and asked her to respond. She was busy washing walls tonight, preparing to paint, so you may not hear for a day or two. But please try to check in with her.
|Vera Hill//Veronica Kramer|
25 March 2009 05:04:31
Irene Leitch. Did you not remember my sister Elizabeth and myself. We used to live right accross the Street from each other. Your Dad was a Breadman and he drove me into Glasgow to get my Visa when I was in the process of coming to the states. I remember you and your Brother David. Your house also faced the Reid's house. You must have been about the same age as Patricia Reid ?. I remember you had a Silver Cross Twin Doll Pram and were the envy of the neighborhood. I also used to go to your house and watch TV as I believe you were one of the first families to have one. You used to come and knock on my door to ask me to join you and watch TV. I will look forward to your comment back. Best Wishes, Vera
|Vera Hill//Veronica Kramer|
25 March 2009 04:51:59
Hi: Teddy Wiseman,
19 March 2009 17:16:29
I was at Longstone primary started off in the village school where Miss Kelling was my teacher,this was in 1951, then moved to Merchiston, while the new school was being built, they used to bus us from Longstone to Merchiston every day, friends from school were Maggie Ritchie(still friends today) Eleanor Cowan was in my class and Partricia McLeod(Mitzi)my brothe David also went to Longstone , he is a year older than me it was a great school, then went on to good old Carrickvale. hope to hear from anybody still out there
13 February 2009 20:10:59
Veronica Kramer asks whether I am the one she recalls. Being a founder member of the Longstone Scout Troop and attending the Mission run by Mr Harkness at Slateford public Hall, I am indeed. I hope that night with the boys is not what drove her to the USA (which I visit regularly)
28 January 2009 11:23:18
Hiya i'm Samantha Smith i left this school in 2002. I miss it, i know go to Drumbrae Primary
|christine layden(nee Balloch)|
26 January 2009 13:22:04
Hi there outthere if there is some one out there that can remember me from the late seventies i would like to hear from you
|Veronica Kramer / Vera Hill|
25 January 2009 04:26:46
Teddy Wiseman is the name I knew you by. Did you go to the Mission Hall along Slateford Rd. and also were you in the Longstone Boy Scouts. I beleive it was run by Minister Goldie. I was in the Girl Guides at the same time. I remeber that was my first time I had been to a party with the Boys. UUUU! I got sick that night as I ate too many sweeties. It sure was a great time though.
|Veronica Kramer / Vera Hill|
25 January 2009 04:14:02
Dear Webteam: Many thanks for your answer about Carrickvale School being closed. I went there looking for it this past Summer. I did not know it was closed. BOO HOO. Thanks again
24 January 2009 19:44:56
I DON'T USUALLY SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON THE COMPUTER, BUT THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO HEAR OF TALES YEARS GONE BYE. HOPE SOMEONE WILL REMEMBER ME AND GET IN TOUCH.
|ELIZABETH HILL/NOW THIES|
23 January 2009 17:34:06
I MEANT SITE NOT SIGHT. SO FORGIVE ME! MY SISTER VERA IS TRYING TO LOCATE ELSPETH MACKAY WHO LIVE ON LONGSTONE STREET, SHE HAS A BROTHER GEORGE. CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW HER WHEREABOUTS. i, MY SISTER MAUREEN AND MARGARET REI ALL GOT PRAMS AND DOLLS FOR CHRISTMAS ONE YEAR AND WE WALKED TO THE MACKAYS TO SHOW THEM OFF. IT WAS A SNOWY MORNING AROUND 7.AM. AND WE WERE SO PROUD OF OUR PRAMS. THEN WE WALKED DOWN TO THE CO-OP (ST CUTHBERTS, I THINK) AND SHOWED THEM OFF THERE. i STILL REMEMBER MY MUM'S STORE NUMBER 14672 AND ALSO REMEMBER GOING FOR RASHIONS AT THE WEE STORE NEXT TO THE LONGSTONE INN.
|ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES|
20 January 2009 21:00:34
THIS IS MY THIRD ATTEMPT TO DISPLAY A MESSAGE ON THIS SIGHT.
|ELIZABETH HILL/NOW THIES|
20 January 2009 00:20:22
I HAV TRIED THIS BEFORE BUT HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCSESSFUL. ANYHOO, I LIVED AT 11 LONGSTONE GROVE, . CLASSMATES WERE PATRICIA HUNTER, AGNES MILLER, BELINDA JONES, ANNETTE ROSS, DAVID LAIRD, IAN MCDONALD, IAIN MACDONALD, ROBERT MERRIMAN, GRAHAM PATTERSON, (THE COALIES SON) ALAN WRIGHT. GOSH. AND SO MANY MORE. MISS STEELE WAS OUR JAILER!!!!! I THINK IRENE CAMERON WAS HER FAVOURITE AND GRAHAM PATTERSON WAS IN LOVE WITH IRENE . SHE WAS FROM STORNAWAY. A LOVELY GIRL WITH RED CURLY HAIR. I ALWAYS HOPED HE WOULD INVITE ME TO THE SCHOOL LEAVING DANCE, BUT HE CHOSE HER, MUCH TO MY DISMAY AND COLIN DUNLOP ASKED ME! DO ANY OF YOU REMEMBER NORMAN? HE TOSSED DIRT INTO MY MUM'S HALLWAY AFTER SHE REFUSED TO LET HIM DO GROCERY SHOPPING FOR HER. i CAN REMEMBER HER CHASING HIM DOWN THE GROVE UNTIL SHE CAUGHT HIM IN AN ENDEAVOUR TO HAVE HIM CLEAN THE MESS UP. SHE WAS SUCCESSFUL. SHE RAN LIKE A RABBIT. AND IS NOW 91 YEARS OLD WITH ALL OF HER FACULTIES. I GET HOME 2-3 TIMES A YEAR AND WOULD LOVE TO MEET UP WITH ANY OF YOU. SO I LEAVE YOU MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTACT ME. ETSCOTTIE@VISI.COM
|WVYXZVeronica M Kramer(Vera Hill)|
16 January 2009 21:18:58
Does anyone remember Mr. MacKenzie the History teacher from New Zealand. I was at Slateford Annex when I had him. He was an awesome teacher. Then I went to Longstone Annex,Stayed on Longstone Grove. Left there in 1963 to come to the states.Does anyone know what has happened to Carrickvale Secondary. That was our Secondary school,where does everyone go now?
14 January 2009 09:56:40
My dad use to window clean most of Longstone in mid 80's early 90's I went to Longstone I think 1986-1993 then went off to Glasgow to stay well missed that primary especially the big field at the back at playtime lol I remember playing British Bulldog before it got banned too lol