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Burnside House Gable End
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Burnside House Gable End

Picture showing the Gable end of Burnside House as the old harling is removed. The picture clearly shows the position of two additional original windows (now blocked up). One on the first floor and one in the attic.
Picture added on 13 April 2005
First of all, Dave, it's 'Burnside' - not 'Burnside House'! That's the name of Jackie and Lawrence's house next door.

What the photo shows is that the house was formerly a three storey one. It was converted round about 1911 or so, when it was rebuilt inside and became two storey. It had apparently become ruinous in the early years of the century.
Added by Sandy Thomson on 16 April 2005
I lived in Burnside in the 1940"s and can confirm it was in fact at that time 3 stories. In the 1950's we, my three sisters and I, went to make our own lives, off to far flung corners such as Canada and the South of England. My parents then went to settle in Carlisle. Any locals from that time I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch through davetaylor_headon@btinternet.com
Added by David Taylor on 14 April 2006
David - according to Catriona Gillies (who you will remember, I'm sure), you and your family lived in Burnside House (aka Farndale) - which is directly opposite the Brewery. This picture is of the house currently known as Burnside, which is the next door one - at the corner of Church Street, opposite what was the East Church Hall and is now the East Hall Child and Family Centre. Good to hear from you.
Added by Sandy Thomson on 23 April 2006
My father can recall 3 families living in this house. The first Capt. Absem of the Disperser together with his family, then there was a family by the name of Hatton who lived there during the war and likely to have been evacuees and finally Hugh and Alice Jack lived there some time after the war.
Added by Andrew Bathie on 29 April 2006
Catriona is right about the house you lived in David. I used to get singing lessons from your mum when we had a concert and that was at your house. Your sisters Lu Betty And Roma I remember very well. Ronnie sends his regards hear from you sometime Iris Mackay now Winton.
Added by Iris Winton on 29 April 2006
David, a letter is on it's way to you with pics of Cromarty School Spire, the Lighthouse, QM2 etc
Added by Clem Watson on 30 April 2006
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