Kilbirnie / North Ayrshire, Poems, Uncategorized

Auld Simon´s Prayer – A poem for Lochwinnoch

O gentle bell, which rests within the tower;
The clock is wound to guard each sleeping hour,
Upon the Johnshill Brae where birds take flight,                                                              O Presence, Keep us sober, safe, tonight.

O shadows long, which cast upon the gates,                                                                Darkened thoughts of hopes deferred and hate,                                                      Love, illuminate my thought with golden threads,                                                    And give me purer, higher, better paths to tread.

Of youth who drink and dance upon the tombs,                                                    Amidst the birds as sunset hour looms,                                                                            Gentle Thing who always knows me best,                                                                  Keep me here within your gentle breast.

If your old brow does gusts of snow impart                     ,                                                A wintry  breeze does surely hit the heart,                                                                  Love, show me snowdrops during that cold spell,                                                              And fill my ears with dear Auld Simon´s bell.

 

 

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Glengarnock Steel Magazine – Hugh Higgins of Saltcoats

Additionally, a poem called “Maid of Longbar”  by Hugh L. Paterson – if you know this place now, you would know how ridiculous a poem about the place sounds.

Other names include: Miss Shaw, Miss Provan, Williamson, Warnoock, Hubner, Hamilton, Gordon, Breckenridge, Sharp, Kerr, Anderson, Abernethy.

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Glengarnock Steel Staff Magazine May 1922 – Peter Adamson Abernethy

A Steel work Employee who came from Linwood.

Other Names in this page:

West, Busby, Calder, Ferguson, McGhie, Aitken, Stewart, Drysdale, McBride, Graham, Clifford, Baxter, Clark, Vann, Kean, McBride, Anderson, Henderson, Martin, Robertson, Watson,

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Picture of Leslie Martin, Miss H H Barclay, E C Stuart, W H Aiton.

Other names, McMinn

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Glengarnock Steel Works Staff Magazine 1922 – James McGinley

Profile on James McGinley, moved to Glengarnock from Coatbridge.

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Surnames: Henderson, Hynd, Martin, Aiton, McGinley, Anderson, Morrison, Barclay, Dumphy,  Richardson, Connell, Busby, McBride, Robertson, Wood, Ramsay, Stewart, McBlane,  Baxter, Reid, Clifford, Vann. (Please check for further names)

20190803_161430Poem by George Robertson,  Glengarnock

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