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Aerial view of Warrenfield
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Aerial view of Warrenfield

This picture shows the construction of Warrenfield and the upper end of Craigie Crescent. Note no Meadowbank, new KGS or houses on east side of the Holm Road. Note also the sewage slicks around the pier- some things do change for the better!

The date may be an year out, but I remember seeing the scheme being built before I went to school.
Picture added on 21 March 2004
Comments:
Date can't be far away as KGS hostel can be seen on Berstane Rd, seem to think it was built about 1969-70. Note the shortage of cars parked in Summerdale Dv and Craigie Cres, slightly different today!
Added by Raymond Grieve on 20 January 2007
Spot the Islander.
Anonymous comment added on 17 November 2007
I think this was taken when the Bignold had fold down football goals, you can also see the sand pit that was used for long jump on school sports days.
Is that Aggie Petrie's shop behind the wing of the Islander?
Added by Snafu on 03 December 2008
We moved in to 1 Warrenfield Drive just before Christmas 1970, coming up to 39years ago. It's a great neighbourhood, no fear of flooding here. The houses are to the left down from the wingtip of the Islander, possibly no roofs as yet in the photo. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough on 23 October 2009
Note the old junction at the end of Holm Road opposite the Bignold.
Added by Raymond Grieve on 24 October 2009
Follow the nose tip to the v-shaped piece of green opp the entrance to the Bignold..Wasn't there some pigs kept there?
Anonymous comment added on 27 October 2009
Warrenfield Farm used to keep pigs at the junction. Think it was Walter Muir who owned it the then.
Added by Alastair on 27 October 2009
Walter Muir of the house at Warrenfield kept pigs for many years at Warrenfield and they were outside in the park behind the house a lot. I was school ages with some of family. Although it was in close proximity to a wide range of citizens there was never any complaints over smell.I spent many a day at Warrenfield, and the pigs and around about were kept spotlessly clean. Added by Phil Brough.
Added by Phil Brough on 27 October 2009
We moved into 12 Summerdale Drive in 1965 from (2nd house up on the left side) Hatston. They were some of the first new houses to be centrally heated on mains gas in Kirkwall. Such luxury for us when we first moved. It was still a building site when we moved. Gutter every where. So your date is pretty accurate. There was a covered opening between our house and the neigbours which the kids used to keep us awake at night by shouting to hear their voice echoes. Not a good idea.We moved out to Holm in 1969.
Added by Jack Harcus on 29 October 2009
I remember going to Walter Muir's place to see the pigs with my dad back in the 60s. Dad got his dung there for his tomato plants. As you say Phil, the pigs were so clean and boy were our tomatoes good! We put the dung in buckets in the boot of the car but one fell over and spilt - result - the pigs didn't smell but our car did for months!
Added by Barbara on 29 October 2009
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