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That village I was born In

Submitted By : Harry. J. Harris (New Zealand)  
Date Submitted: 13th September 2004
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Mill Memories / Comment: That village I was born In

I was born at 43 Lea Avenue at my Nana's home . Jessie and Archie Black were their names. I lived in what was called Cowden hall from 1952/1956, at the top of 5 flights of stairs. On the ground floor was Diana dresses.

I can remember the smells of bleaches dyes and cloths. The sounds of water steam and engines, and the many people in the area as we went up hillside road to Lea Ave. Up the lane we walked to the house further past us were other houses. I believe they are still there. Its been near 3 years since I last came home, but the mill still stands.

A testiment to the buildings of that day. I went to live in Barrhead, in the newer type housing in the bottom' scheme. Funny thing, but almost all the houses i lived in there are knocked down, most not even 60 yrs old! What does that tell you?

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