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Thomsons at Burnhoose

This is anither o Uncle Jim Thomson left and Mary Thomson (Mither) on the right dont ken who the ither anes are. If yae didna hiv a fag clamped in yir chaws in a photo in them days yae jist wirna COOL!!. Looks like a pile o straw ootside the newly built barn at the Burnhoose, again note Grandads workmanship o the wall.
He took all that stone home in a kert fae a face below the shore at the YM, a load o stone didna go far, hid was hard graft, I felt bad aboot takan doon some o his hard won efforts as wae altered buildings aboot the ferm owar the years although some are still standan.

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He later mooved on tae mass concreat and the shutters that formed the walls had all the receses for the couples and beams already in the forming,he wiz a craftsman, I doot I jist tended tae clash up a wall and think aboot all that detail later!!. He wid hiv booted me backside!!.
Picture added on 20 May 2011 at 17:38
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I can fully appreciate the workmanship as I am currently rebuilding 200m of dyke that my young bull took a dislike tae! A cart load o'stone wid only have built aroond 1 square metre o' wall.
Added by Ian Tait on 20 May 2011
I wid think earlier than 1940, Mither and Faither were married in 1938 .

Did there not used to be a box for us tae pit the year in?.

[There was, but problems arose when people put '1940ish', '1960-62', 'Fifties' in etc. It might come back- Steven]
Added by John Budge on 21 May 2011
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