?, ?, Andrew McCartney, James Clark, Jean Kinnaird, ?,Violet Wotherspoon,
Margaret Wotherspoon, Jean McBirnie, Robert Cron, John McEwan, Sandy Hunter
2nd back row
Mary McCartney, Jean McEwan, Alex McBirnie, Dick Gibson, Ann McCartney,
June Robb, Moira Girvan, Andrew McKinstray, Annie Dunn, Ann McEwan, Stan
Boden, ?, Janey Paul, Ann Robb
2nd Front row
Jessie Cron, Mrs Telfer, Miss M Ramsay, ?, Mary McKinstray, ?, John Cron,
?, ?, Annie Harris, Billy McKinstray, Jeanette Robertson
M Lawrie, Helen Cron, Annie McKinstray, Jean McQuade, ?, Noreen Cron, John
McBirnie, Betty McCartney, ?, Jim Ruddocks, Alex McCartney, Marleen McQuade
These names were
contributed by Mary and Betty McCartney, both in the photo and now Mary
McLintock and Betty McCaffery. Thanks to Tudor Jones for
identifing the Wotherspoon girls (see message below).
books passed down for generations that are stamped and dedicated
from this organization.
gt grandfather's books from Gospel Hall are in beautiful condition.
It is easy to see that after 100 years they were cherished and
treasured in the family, travelling from Scotland to their new home
in Canada, and through the generations. My gt grandfather
received 4 book prizes from Gospel Hall, Society Street in Maybole:
2nd prize, "Life Story of Robert Moffat, The Gardener’s Boy",
John McCormick’s Class,
1st prize, "Splendid Life Series – Story of Albert the Good
Prince Consort", by W. J. Wirtle, Miss Fieldings Class,
1st prize, "Greenlands Icy Mountains" , Miss Fieldings Class,
1904 ,1st prize "Splendid Life Series – Abraham Lincoln", by W.
G. Rutherford, Samuel Orams Class.
I love the
Maybole site and check in regularly. The site has truly helped me
to gain a better understanding of my family that lived there, of the
people themselves and their daily lives. It has helped me to
find my Harry Colquhoun, a branch in the tree, that I otherwise
might never have found and I am grateful. You have done a wonderful
job with the site.
Searching the Culzean Castle web site, I saw the link to
www.maybole.org. My dear wife Margaret was born and raised in Cairnfield
Avenue, Maybole. I first saw the light of day in Carmarthen, Wales.
Crossing over to the Maybole site, in the Photo Gallery, page 13, I
found a picture of a group of young children taken at 'Greenside' in
the late 1940s. Most of the kids were identified, but some were not.
Two girls in the back row were thought to be 'the Wotherspoon sisters
who 'used to live in Cairnfield Avenue.' I printed the picture and
showed it to Margaret, generating a lot of excitement in the process. We
wondered about the two sisters. It was a couple of days later that
we came to the conclusion that the sister on the right was Margaret
herself, and the other her sister Violet. Later that week, my
brother-in-law John arrived here for a visit and he confirmed our
suspicions. ... We showed the picture to Violet, and got the final
vote. No question about it. The two girls, both wearing ribbons in their
hair, are Violet (6th from the end) and Margaret (7th from the end)
Wotherspoon. Violet married Billy Barr back in 1961. They have two
children and have lived in Cumnock since then. Margaret and I met in
Toronto, married in 1958, lived in various locations in Northern
Ontario for 5 years, then moved to Ottawa where we have been ever since.
We have four children and seven grand-children. www.maybole.org is
one of the best sites that I have come across on the World Wide Web. Many
congratulations on its inception and its maintenance. You are doing a
great job. Tudor Jones. (January 2003)
Hello my name is
Annie Richardson, nee McKinstray. My grandfather and great-grandfather
,Thomas and Robert McKinstray are featured on your site. The Sunday school
picture was of the gospel hall, society street school children. I
recognize a lot of the faces but unfortunately cannot recall many of the
names although I will ask my father ,David, at the first instance for help
with this. At the moment I can tell you that front row, 3rd from the left,
is myself, the wee lassie with the hat in the second row is my sister
Mary. Back row,5th from the left-Jean Kinnaird, whose father had the shop
at the top of the Welltrees. The man in the middle is my uncle Andrew and
uncle Bill (William) is the second row ,with beside him ,I think, Annie
Harris. I am not sure but I believe the girls next to Jean Kinnaird are
the Wotherspoon sisters who lived in Cairnfield ave. I will write again
when I find out more. Yours truly, Annie Richardson