Thank you to George Gilbert for sharing photos and memories of New Cumnock
Family | Gilbert
Elizabeth Gilbert (nee Campbell) Obituary Elizabeth Gilbert (nee Campbell) wife of James Gilbert (not Archibald as stated) Archibald Gilbert (back row, far left) & others Archibald Gilbert, ironmonger, Castle (later Hyslops) George Gilbert & Margaret Templeton (gaughter of Gilbert Templeton, Merkland) Home of George & Alexanderina Gilbert & family9 Afton Crescent (now 23 Afton Road) George Gilbert (George’s father) Liz Gilbert & Gibson family
George’s father in India
Motorised column going from Rawalpindi to Khyber Pass George’s father wearing his pith helmer His father teaching Indians to drive.
Family | Kerr
Written on back of first photo is motorised column in convoy from Rawalpindi to Khyber Pass, father driving one of vehicles . Bet they burnt out a few clutches on these. I would imagine a lot of double declutching as they climbed the pass. Second is father in pith helmet on train somewhere. He was lucky to be posted to India instead of trenches in France. Last one is father teaching Indians to drive. He told me they drove with bare feet which allowed him to rap them across the toes with his swagger stick if they pressed wrong pedal
George Kerr & Mary McKenzie(George’s great grandparents) George & Mary Kerr and children – Mary, Robert, Agnes & Jane George Kerr (George’s great granfather) Mary Kerr (nee McKenzie) obituary, d. 3rd Sep 1908 Mary Kerr, Bridgend Inn Jane Kerr Jean Kerr (Nan’s mother) – at the back of Bridgend Inn, by local photographer Dan Park Nan Kerr, ATS, WW2 (daughter of Jane) Nan Kerr on leave at Bridgedn Nan Kerr and friend Agnes Kerr (great Auntie Nannie), wife of William Lind Polly Kerr (daughter of Agnes Kerr) Obituary Polly Kerr An Acrostic Polly Kerr In Memoriam on the death of this young woman William Lind (Jean Lind’s father) & sibling Jean Lind (daughter of William Lind and Agnes Kerr) and husband Willie Clark (Clarkie)
Friends & Acquaintances
Sanny Gibson from shop in Castle with his family. I think his wife was Susan Campbell and children Peg and Flora . James Tweedie of Tweedie’s Garage and son Harold, posted missing in WW2 Tweedie’s Garage Wull Gallacher, Bridgend
George Gilbert at a Licence Trade Outing Social Event (George Gilbert, middle row 4th from left New Cumnock Wedding party (Lind family) Burns Monument Tea Garden, Alloway. George Gilbert, vocalist, front row 2nd from left New Cumnock Silver Band – South of Scotland Brass Band Association , South of Scotland Champions, Dumfries 1950 Cyclists 1920s Old Vauxhall 1920s Car outing 1920s Flappers outing
New Cumnock Bowling Club, George Gilbert, 2nd from left) New Cumnock Bowling Club – George Gilber middle back row New Cumnock Bowling Green New Cumnock Curling Rink playing at Ayr Ice rink, George Gilbert bending over Archibald Campbell a member of the famous New Cumnock Eglinton Jug treble winners British Legion Football Team 1938
Bank School class 1920s Bank School class 1920s 1920s “I think my mother in back row beside Bert Watson and Alan Davidson perhaps. Front row left definitely Annie McHallam and Miss Mackinnnon both infant mistresses.” Picture was produced at our reunion and we were able to identify all apart from tall girl in second row and the immediate boys on either side of her especially the one with flowing lock Town School teachers gathering at George’s home Town School teachers gathering at George’s home Possible school trip to West Linton New Cumnock J.S. (George far right, back row)
Glen Afton views
Bridge over Afton at Craigdarroch Afton Water with Craig farm Stayamrie Like this: Like Loading...