MAIN STREET FROM CHURCH STEEPLE

LEAVING CHURCH AFTER COMMUNION - date not known (recognise anyone?)

'AULD WHEEL',  at Lincuan Bridge, providing power, using  water diverted from Thomas's Dam to Tarff Woollen Mill (chimney in background).
Date not known but note the elderly gentleman with the beard and young man with the cap which perhaps suggests early 1900s.
Can anyone identify the two in  the photo? 

SUMMER FETE

You will recognise many of the locals in this photo taken at a summer fete possible mid/late 1960s:
Photo is too crowded to point out positions but the following are in there somewhere: Derek McCrorie, Mrs Williams and daughter Valerie, Sheena Christie, Jean McGeoch,Tibby McCutcheon, Lizzie McKie, Bobby Crozier, Mrs Templeton (Oldland), Bob and Emily McKie. Maureen Griffin, May Ferries, Miss Edwards, Mrs Riddell, Jimmy Cloy, Margaret Gemmel (Holm) and her sister Nellie Young, Mrs Blacklaws, Mrs Gunning, Miss Craig, John McKie, Beatrice Drysdale, Ray Armstrong, Gillian Armstrong, Isabel Adams, Mary and Brenda Whalen, Nan McMaster, Mrs Cathcart, Mrs Boyd, Lily McKie, Marion Crozier, John McKie, Beatrice Drysedale
Can you add any more names ?


KIRKCOWAN FOOTBALL TEAM
(date not known - possible early 1940s ?)


Back Row: 2nd from left is Tom (Bud) Dunlop
Front Row: 2nd from right is William McKie
can anyone provide any other names ?

1963 - CURLERS ON CRAIGHLAW LOCH

Standing L-R Nan Templeton, Peter McCornick, Mary Irvine, Jack Donald, William Cannon, Alex McGeoch, Gilbert McKie, Gavin Donald, R Cannon, Peter McCormick, Molly Love, Matt Barrie.
Kneeling: Nancy McCornick, John Irvine, Stuart Cochrane

MURRAY McCORNICK with his prize winning sheepdog.(date not known)

WELLHOUSE FARM


KIRKCOWAN WRI - date not known

Back L to R  Mrs Murray, Mrs Riddell, Agnes McCall, Peggy Rae, Mrs Crozier, Molly Love , Lily McKie
Front L to R  Lizzie McKie, Agnes McKie, Peggy Crozier, Peggy McCrorie, Cathy McCutcheon, Lena Brown

KIRKCOWAN WRI - Galloway Pageant Float late 1940s
- Brownie of Blednoch

L to R  Isobel Adams, Aileen Cathcart, Peggy McCrorie, Lily McKie, Isa King, Margaret Griffin, Cathy McCutcheon and Agnes McCall with Sander Crozier seated in the front

KIRKCOWAN WRI - Galloway Pageant Float 1960s

Back L to R   Lily McKie, Cathy McCutcheon, Agnes McCormick, Mabel McKie, Emily McKie,
Front L to R  Peggy McCrorie, Nancy Dickson, Isobel Adams, Agnes McCall, Isa King

KIRKCOWAN QUOITING CLUB - 1920 TROPHY WINNERS

Front Row 1st left Jock McKie, middle Pat McNeill
Back Row 3rd from left ...Rennie?

KIRKCOWAN BOWLING CLUB - date not known

Photo above: Standing at left in uniform is Mrs Fleming-Hamilton from Craighlaw
Back Row 1st left .... Hanlon?, Kathleen McNeill

Front Row (standing left Sheila Dickson ?

KIRKCOWAN BROWNIES c1949


Back: Annie Clanachan, Sheena Blacklaws, Beatrice Drysedale, Maureen Griffin, Edwards, Fiona Munro, Muriel McGoth, Edwards, Jessie Simpson
Middle: J McCulloch, Nan Scott, Elsie Kirk, N Marshall, Helen McWilliam, Elsa McKie, Mabel McKie, Murphy, Margaret McLean

L to R (whole photo) David Rae?, Tom Christie, Muriel McGoth, David Boyd, John Cathcart, not known, not known, Ruth Love, Robert Stewart, Mrs Tolland (wife of Rev Hugh Tolland), Fiona Munro, Nancy Dickson, Malcolm McCutcheon, Netta Ferries, Margaret McGoth, not known, Lindsay Tolland (Joseph), not known, Beatrice Drysdale, Margaret Gemmell/Young, Margaret Griffin, Maureen Griffin (Mary), not known, Erica Watson, not known, Elsie Kirk?, George Adams, not known, Lavinia McCutcheon, Billy McKie, McKie?, John McCutcheon, John McKie, Lena Brown, Willie McCall, not known, George McCutcheon?

Kirkcowan Nativity - either year before or after the 'Smallest Star'.

L to R (whole photo) : Muriel McGoth, Mary McKie , Billy McKie, Lavinia McCutcheon, Malcolm McCutcheon, Peggy Crozier, John McCutcheon, Ruth Love, not known,  John  Cathcart, George Adams, 'Joseph' - ? , Maureen Griffin, Beatrice Drysdale, Sheena Blacklaws, 'Mary' is Margaret Griffin, not known, Nan McMaster, Erica Watson, Margaret   McGoth, Fiona Munro, John McKie, not known,  Mary McCall, Robert Stewart, Willie McCall, Elsie Kirk, Netta Ferries, not known. 

THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF KIRKCOWAN HALL
on 4 March 1961 after extensive refurbishment

                                                                                                            

Standing L to R: first 4 not known, Sander Crozier, not known, Marion Crozier, Mrs Tom Murray, not known, Lizzie McKie, Jim Crozier, Billy McKie, John Hanlon, Tom Christie, Robert Dickson, not known, Joe Wright, Leslie Drysdale.

Front: 3rd from left David Murray in front of his aunt.
           extreme right is Marnell Dickson

The original hall was built in 1894. This particular refurbishment involved complete redecorations and added an extension to the back of the hall, housing a new supper room, a fully equipped kitchen and excellent toilet facilities

TARFF ROVERS FC 1906/7 SEASON

Back: A McWilliam, A Love and A Morrison
Centre: A McMaster, J McAvery, J Campbell, J McKie, T McKie, 
J Cathcart (Club Secretary), A Simpson (Club Trainer)
Front: J Bell (Club President), T Campbell, T McKie (Team Captain),J Cloy,      H McWilliam.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL circa 1920s

William Hutchison is back row second from the right, At the time William lived at Barmore Farm.
Does anybody know any other names ?

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1928/29

Seated on bench 3rd from left Molly Armstrong (became Parker), 2nd from right on same bench Annie Simpson (became Clanachan).
Front: 2nd from left is Russell Moreland and extreme right is possible John McCutcheon.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL - date not known - any ideas (1930s ?).

 

Following names provided by Margaret (thank you).

Back L to R : John Irving, Billy Donnelly, Fred Riddell, William McKie, Alan Barr, John McGeoch, Not known
Second Row L to R: David Thomson, Not known, Mamie Copeland, Tina Hamilton, Nancy Sproat, Nancy McCormick, Betty Hanlon, John Gordon, Jim King.
Third Row L to R: Betty McKie, Nancy Hanlon, Not known, Agnes Stewart, Jessie McKie and Mary Smith
Front Row : Walter Stewart (twin of Agnes Stewart in third row.

Still a few names missing - any clues?

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL - early 1940s

Back L to R: John Rennie, Hutton Hyslop, John Paterson, Sandy Curran, Jim McGaw, Tom King, Leslie McClymont, Jim Hyslop
Middle L to R: Wallis Riddell, Kenneth Cairns, John McQuaker, Norman Brolls, Sandy Stewart, Eddie Stewart, Jim Smith, Skipper Coid
Front L to R: Not Known, Mary McCall, Netta Ferries, Kathleen McNeill, Sarah Murdoch

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1941


Back: Hutton Hyslop, Wallace Riddell, John McQuaker, Bob Burnie, John Patterson, John Rennie, Billy Topping.
Middle: Gay Copeland, ??, Mary McCole, Jean Rennie, Betty Griifin, ??, Kathleen McNeill, Nancy McCreadie, ??, Irene McCutcheon
Front: Sandy Stewart, Henry Curran, Willie McAuley, Jim Montgomery, Percy Smithers, Willie McGeoch, ??, Tom McKie, Bobby Cloy, Donald Marshall jnr.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1940s


Names to be added.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1951/52

Back: John McCutcheon, George Adams, John McKie, David Rae, David McCallum, Tom Anderson, Bob Crozier.
3rd Row: Tom McMillan, Not Known, Robert Cannon, Lindsay Tolland, Robert McGeoch, Jim McKie.
2nd Row: Erica Watson, Molly Rogers, Margaret Griffin, Berta Twiname, Sheena Christie, Ruth Love, Margaret Donnelly.
Front: Bob Stewart, John Cathcart, Muriel McGoth, Lavinia McCutcheon, Not Known, Jim Wright.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1954

Back: John Cathcart, Willie Benson, David McCallum, Andrew Paterson, Jim McKie, Tom Anderson, John McKie, Bob Crozier, Teacher: Neil McDonald.
3rd Row: Robert Cannon, Tom McMillan, Robert McGeoch, Lindsay Tolland, Not Known,
Sam Paterson, David Rae.
2nd Row: Margaret Griifin, Molly Rodgers, Margaret Donnelly, Sheena Christie, Berta Twiname, Ruth Love, Lavinia McCutcheon, Muriel McGoth.
Front Row: Jimmy Gardiner, George Adams, John McCutcheon, Jim Wright.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL Class3&4 1953/54

Back: Sander Crozier, J Hannah, J Turner, A Turner, Joe Wright, Alan Wright, Kenneth Plunkett, Teacher: Miss Nan McMaster (now Connell)
3rd Row: Jim McCutcheon, Alan Plunkett, B Rogers, Grace Twiname, C Christie, R Kirk, Brian Baker, J McKenna
2nd Row: Gillian Armstrong, Ruth Boyd, J Burns, Aileen Cathcart, Margaret McLean, Vera Gordon, Rae Curran, Ann Smith, Sheila McLean
Front Row: R Love, B Reid, Tommy Donnelly, D McCorrie.
All the names above have been verified by the teacher Nan McMaster (now Connell)

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1956/57

Back Row: Lesley Drysdale, Robert Watson, Colin Donnan, not known, not known, Victor McMillan, Sandy Clanachan.
Middle Row: Jennifer Smith, Jean Laidlaw, Sandra Pagan, Mary Young, Jane Howe***, Agnes McGaw, Mary Agnew, Ina Rogers
Front Row: Alan Plunkett, Kenny Plunkett, Willie Paterson, Johnny Paterson
*** Jane Howe went on to appear as Dirty Den's 'posh' mistress in Eastenders amongst other acting roles -also more recently as a patient in Holby City. 

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL 1970

Back Row: Mrs Crozier, Gary McKie, Robert Alexander, Charlie Marshall, David Armstrong, Charles Landers.
Middle Row: Colin Christie, Hugh Rennie, Andrew Wyllie, Willie McMillan, David Cannon, Stephen McKie, Tom King, Ken McQuaker
Front Row: Robert McGaw, Rudy Bleau, Irene Young, Jennifer Lowrie, Jennifer King, Heather Cronie, Elizabeth McGaw, Not known, Robert Irvine.

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL circa 1978

Back: Mrs Marshall, ?, ?, ?, ?, Jennifer McKie, ?2
Middle: ?, ?, Calum Kerr, Mark Paterson, ?, ?, ?, ?
Front: Gavin McLeary, Nicola Hanlon Kingery, Allan Wright, Margaret Cassie, ?, Sylvia McIlwriath,?, Andrea Galloway -
also in the photo Neil Bain, John Rennie, William McKie, Marion Allison and Murray Harris (thank you Neil).

KIRKCOWAN PRIMARY SCHOOL - at School Dance (early 1980s?)

Back: Alan McKie, Ian McGhie, Mark Hanlon, Allan Wright
Front: Aileen Harris, Nicola Hanlon, Roslyn McGeoch, Andrea Galloway

KIRKCOWAN CHILDREN'S HOUR 1950s

Back L to R: George McGeoch, Margaret McGeoch, David Boyd
2nd Back L to R: John McKie, Elsie Kirk, Margaret Griffin, Erica Watson, Margaret McGoth, Margaret Donnelly, Elsa McKie, Maureen Griffin, Fiona Munro, Sandy McCutcheon
3rd Back L to R: Molly Rodgers, Willie McCall, David Rae, Malcolm McCutcheon, George Adams, Robert McGeoch, Mabel McKie, Bobby Crozier Tommy Rogers
4th Back L to R: John Cathcart, Alec McGaw, Jim Wright, Jean McGeoch, Lavinia McCutcheon, Netta Wright, Morag Cloy, Billy McKie, Bertie McKie, Kie Stewart
Front L to R: David Wright, Robin Cathcart, Stewart McKie, Flora Drysdale, Muriel McGoth, Robert Stewart, Betty McGeoch, Sander Crozier, Joyce Wright, John McCutcheon

Back L to R: not known, Betty McGeoch, Robin Cathcart, Robert Stewart, John McCutcheon, Kie Stewart, Alec McGaw, Sander Crozier,Stewart McKie
2nd Back L to R: Mary Adair, Morag Cloy, Billy McKie, Robert McGeoch, John McKie, Wright, David Rae
3rd Back L to R: Netta Wright, Margaret McLean, Joyce Wright, Ruth Boyd, Aileen Cathcart, Betty Cloy, Margaret McLean, David Wright, Bertie McKie
Front: Gillian Armstrong, Mary King, not known, Ann Smith, Jim McCutcheon, Sheila
McLean


Back L to R: George Rennie, Mary McCallie, Elsie Kirk, Madge Murphy
Middle L to R: Willie Montgomery, John Hanlon, David McGeoch, Tom McGeoch, Ian Caw, Watson, George McGeoch, Willie Hyslop
Front L to R: Robert Dickson, Sandy McCutcheon, Willie McCall, Malcolm McCutcheon, Billy Whitson, George Adams, John McKie, Willie McKie

 KIRKCOWAN MUSICAL SOCIETY 1933/1934

 KIRKCOWAN PIPE BAND IN FRONT OF THE TARFF HOTEL  no date

L to R :  Samuel Stewart (Pipe Major) David Wright snr, not known, Willie McAuley, not known, Bob McCutcheon, Mary McAuley (just visible), Jimmy Smith.

KIRKCOWAN PIPE BAND - Probably Kirkcowan but where and when ?

Samuel Stewart (Pipe Major) left front

KIRKCOWAN PIPE BAND 1950's

Back Row L to R Peter Milroy, Major Bailley, Bob McCutcheon, Jimmy Smith, not known, Donald McAuley
Front Row L to R Hutton McKie, Sandy Stewart, Jim Hyslop jnr, Willie McAuley.

KIRKCOWAN CHORAL SOCIETY - Outside the Church in 1949

Back Row:(L to R): John McKie, Jim McCutcheon, John Smith, John Dickson, Alex Barr,
George Roddie, Jim Crozier.
Middle Row: Lily McKie, Mrs McLelland, Bob McCutcheon, Margaret Muir (Rae), Jim McKie,
Mrs McBurnie, James Cloy, Peggy Crozier, Chris Dickson, Grace Irvine, Netta Ferries (King),
Jenny Stewart.
Front Row: Molly Stewart, Mary Stewart (Young), Jean Stewart (Adams),
Jean Paterson (Service), Ray McKenna (Boyd), John Crozier (Conductor & Leader),
Nancy Dickson (Adams), Marion Crozier, Grace McKie (White), Rita Dickson

COMMERCIAL HOUSE - Post Office/Stationers - 1960 (James Crozier)

 

THOMAS'S DAM was built to supply Tarff  Woollen Mill with water. Tarff Mill was bought by the Milroy family, subsequently closed and the machinery transferred to their new mill in Newton Stewart.

NEWTON STEWART ROAD 1968

The two trees in the following photos were planted to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. Only one remains today.
Looking Up to Main Street                    Looking Down from Main Street

TARFF MILL

KIRKLAND COTTAGES

 


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