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Recent Changes to the Website 

18th February 2019 - New Class Photo for Gatehouse Primary 2-3 in 1952. "Photos - People - Schools"  then 
                                  "School Classes : 1950s"

21st December 2018 - Sub-page "Gatehouse Golden Weddings" off main page "Photos - People - Other Groups

16th December 2018 - "Girthon Poor Law Register" added to main headings.

16th November 2018 - To complete our work to celebrate the 100th anniversary of WW1 Armistice we have added 2 new pages.
                                     Off main directory "War Service" there is now a "WW1 Roll of Honour" and also a new page
                                      "WW1 Heroes who Returned".

4th November 2018 - New page "1995 Gatehouse Bicentenary" in "Photos - People - A Chronology".

3rd November 2018 - New sub-directory "2002 Queen's Golden Jubilee" off "Photos - People - A Chronology".                                                             Contains photos taken by Andy Chappell.

15th October 2018 - Substantial refinements to the linguistic origins of place-names in the Fleet Valley carried out by Dr. Alan
                                 James. Check out "Place Names" - "Place names : linguistic origins".

6th October 2018 - Photos, postcards and brief history of Cardoness added to "Photos - Places - Anwoth" sub-page
                           "Cardoness".           File added to "Gatehouse Families" "Carney" which contains two interesting insights into
                           life in the late 19th / early 20th centuries.

30th Septmeber 2018 - "1953 Coronation Programme" of events in Gatehouse
                                                                                                    included in "Photos - People - General (by Decade)" - "1950s"
                    - Extracts from 2002 Closure Programme for Anwoth Parish Church in "Special Buildings" - "Anwoth Churches"

24th September 2018 -
                             Booklet “Wheels of Wood - Wheels of Iron” included in “Special Buildings” – “Birtwhistle Mills
                             Booklet “1997-98 Fleet Star Programme for Present v. Past Players” included in “Photos – People –
” sub-section “Football”. Also includes brief history of the club.
                             Booklet “The Gatehouse Experiment” by Philip Mann included in “Gatehouse History

19th September 2018 - Removed page "Please Help" & replaced with "New Additions", which is where we will put many of our
                                latest photos for a short while before moving them to more relevant places.

Early August 2018 - New selection of aerial photos, generally in Gatehouse, under "Photos - Places - Gatehouse General" and
                                then "Aerial Views Close-ups 1978".
                                Also added an audio file of Mrs Murray Usher talking about her life and Gatehouse to a radio interviewer, under
                                "Who Did What".

23rd July 2018 - New section for Gatehouse Snooker Club under "Photos - People - Sports" then "Snooker". Includes tribute to                                  Willie McKie. This will become an active page for information about the snooker club - not just photos.

28th June 2018 - Alan James has now finished his work on the origins of place names in the Fleet Valley. Like a good coffee-                                                  table reference, Alan's dictionary is well worth a peruse, and you'll want to come back for more.
                                  'Place Names - Place Names : Linguistic Origins'

29th April 2018 - Re-worked  "Birtwhistle Mills" under "Special Buildings" to include some history.

25th April 2018 - Separate section created for Rev.Samuel Rutherford in "Who Did What"

23rd April 2018 - New section on "Birtwhistle Mills" under "Special Buildings", contains some photos & history.

5th April 2018 - Lots of weddings added to "Photos - People - Other Groups" then "Weddings ....."
  - New school class photo for 1968 Secondary, probably year 3

26th March 2018 - New file on 'Dr. Alastair Christie' under 'Who did What'  -  'Doctors & Nurses'

mid-March 2018 - We are re-structuring our online photos collection. When we started our website we didn't know the number and
                              variety of photos that we would eventually have. We are now allocating all photos into basic categories-
                              generally either people or places. Those groups of people who don't fit into any category will be put into a
                              'General' category which will be structured into decades.

4th March 2018 - New file on 'David McAdam' under 'Who did What'  -  'Other Kenspeckle Folk'

1st March 2018 - Added Anwoth WW1 memorial and notes about symbols on Gatehouse War Memorial to 'Gatehouse War
                             Memorial(s)' under 'War Service'

28th February 2018 - New section in 'Gatehouse Miscellany' called 'Gatehouse Memorabilia'

27th February 2018 - 'Macadam Family Tree' added to "Gatehouse Families"

26th February 2018 - One of the first projects we carried out on this website was the detailing of information about soldiers and
                                   nurses from WW1 who had any association with Gatehouse.  There were issues around photographs that we
                                   used. Many portrait pictures appeared squeezed and in landscape format, particularly when accessing the
                                   site via an iPad. We have now solved the problems and hopefully our portrait pictures are the correct way up.
                                   Check this out in "War Service" - "Servicemen in WW1"

14th February 2018 - Photos added to "Old Photographs - Other" , "Music, Drama & Dancing"

2nd February 2018 - New page added at "Old Photographs - Schools" , "School Classes : 2000s"
                                  Sharon McKinnel provided the 2 photos added today.

8th November 2017 - New group photos added to "Please Help".

14th October 2017 - New page started in "Old Photographs - Gala" - "At the Races"

13th October 2017 - New page added with Baby Show contestants in "Old Photographs - Gala" - "Baby Shows"

12th October 2017 - New page added with photographs of winners at the Annual Flower Show.
                                                                                         "Sports Clubs & Other Activities" - "Flower Show".

10th October 2017 - Tidied up and extended photographs of Gatehouse cricket teams in
                                                                                         "Sports Clubs & Other Activities" - "Cricket".

3rd October 2017 - Short article on James Wolffe QC added to "Who did What..." - "Other Kenspeckle Folk".

5th August 2017 - Updated "Gatehouse Bibliography" in "History of Gatehouse"

1st August 2017 - 1 new EMU Xmas card (1982) + 1 part card (Xmas 23) in "Who did What and When " - "Mrs Murray Usher"

31st Julty 2017 - Re-arranged and added a limited number of Gatehouse family trees in "Gatehouse Families"

30th July 2017 - Rutherford Monument Appeal in "Please Help"

26th June 2017 - Tidied up Cally House School in "Who Lived Where - Cally Estate", inc. stories by Margaret Sproat and Jack

22nd June 2017 - Section on 'Place Names' has been completely revised and updated.

20th March 2017 - Articles on Dr Alexander Craig and Dr Alexander Dott in "Who did What" - "Doctors"
                                  Article on David Clark in "Who did What" - "Schoolteachers".

4th March 2017 - New .pdf file about "Fishing Pools in the River Fleet" off sheet "Local Clubs and Interests".

25th February 2017 - 2 new pages off "Home" page : "About Us" & "Beautiful Gatehouse in Pictures".

23th February 2017 - 5 photos of folk outside Frullani's shop added to "Old Photographs - Other" - "Various Gatherings"

February 2017 - We are still working on "Who Lived Where" in "Catherine Street" and also "Girthon Graveyard Images"
                              We recently added a separate section for "Skyreburn School" within "Old Photos - Schools" so that we could
                                   include a list of all children registered from 1928 to 1963.
                              Also added is a section on "Doctors & Nurses" in "Who Did What".
                              Modified "Gatehouse Families" to include family trees for Henry & Dalrymple.

6th January 2017 - "Old Photographs - Other"  page "Weddings" now has c.10 newspaper weddings from the1970s.

4th January 2017 - Modified "Miss Gatehouse" page in "Who Did What and When"

2nd November 2016 - Gatehouse Volunteers - recently found badge, in "Please Help to Identify".

18th September 2016 - 'Old Photographs - Other' , sub-page 'Weddings' has a new set of wedding photos from the
                                      1950s & 1960's which came from contemporary newspapers.                                           

12th September 2016 - Many additions to local Births, Marriages, Deaths & Obituaries.

28th August 2016 - 'Anwoth Grave Transcriptions' now has a combination of lair records and gravestone transcriptions.
                                    'Anwoth Graveyard Images' walks you through the graveyard with photos of all gravestones.

28th June 2016 - 'Girthon Parish Graveyard' transcriptions have now been combined with Lair Records to give a more
                                complete coverage of deaths in Girthon.

4th April 2016 - At last we have a reasonbly full set of details for "Who Lived Where" in "Fleet Street".

29th March 2016 - Have a chuckle and admire the bravery of the few in the Gala Calendar 2007 ('Gatehouse Miscellany').

26th March 2016 - Introduced new main heading "Transport Around Gatehouse".
                                  First new page covers the Railway Line and includes links to u-tube and other videos.

7th March 2016 - Updated our collection of various births, marriages & deaths.

27th February 2016 - New section off the main menu "Please Help".
                                       New page off "Home Page" called "How to do Things on Our Site"
                                       New page off "Old Photographs - Other" - "Gatehouse School 1950s"

24th February 2016 - New section under "Old Photographs - Other" - "Cally House School"

January 2016 - New sections under 'Births, Marriages & Deaths'
                         - Gravestone transcriptions now included (as well as on sister site '')

20th December 2015 - Note on "Gatehouse Town Clock" added to "Gatehouse Miscellany".

14th December 2015 - Re-arranged "Kenspeckle Folk", new pieces on EMU, Jack Henderson & May Gillone.

10th December 2015 - Re-worked 'Gatehouse Miscellany' home page. Bibliography & Chronology updated and tidied up.
                                       - 'Gatehouse 100 years ago' transcribed from 1921 newspaper.

25th November 2015 - More re-design of School Class photos + new sets "School Classes : unidentified" & "School Groups"                                                containing people to be identified (please !).

18th November 2015 - New section of pre-1950 school photos under 'Old Photographs'.

16th November 2015 - a number of new photos in 'Old Photographs - Other' ,  'Gatehouse - other' 
                                       - some early photos in 'Old Photographs',  'School Other' amended with names from files left by Rita
                                       - there are now photos of Anwoth Church ministers in 'Who Did What'
                                       - New section 'Gatehouse Families' with short notes on Jardines & Palmers, drapers.
                                       - New section under 'Who Lived Where',  'Cally Estate' starts with Cally Lodges.

Sept. to Nov. 2015 - Changed the style of "Old Postcards" and added many cards, including comments where appropriate.
                                  - Short piece on Bert Cox under 'Kenspeckle Folk'.

5th August 2015 - New page created called "History of Gatehouse"
                               - McMurray Photos moved to be with "Old Photographs"

30th June 2015 - New page "Gatehouse Chronology" added to "Gatehouse Miscellany".
                             - 1957-8 Gatehouse Secondary Football Team added to "Old Photos", "school - other"
                             - "Changes to Street Names" in Gatehouse accessed from "Place Names".
                             - "1908 Skyreburn School - girls" added to "Old Photographs" - "School Classes"

28th June 2015 - After months of 'trauma' we have finally cleared up our interpretation of 'Who Lived Where ?" on "High Street". Please contact us if you find errors. Given the time this has taken, it may be some time before we tackle Catherine Street and Fleet Street.

June 2015 - Major revisions to 'War Service' - 'Servicemen in WW1' carried out between April and June. 

22nd January 2015 - Added Guidance Notes on Family History Research : linked via "BMD", "Gravestones" & "Census" sections.

11th November 2014 - 1837 'Search of Incumbrances of Cally' added under "Old Documents".

19th October 2014 - List of schoolteachers in Girthon & Anwoth censuses added under "Who did What and When".                                                                - List of ministers in Girthon & Anwoth added under "Who did what and when".

2nd October 2014 - Summaries of Girthon Kirk Session Notes added (under "Births, Marriages & Deaths"). Very useful source for naming fathers of illegitimate children.

14th September 2014 - Selection of Mrs Murray Usher's Xmas cards entered in 'Kenspeckle Folk'.

18th August 2014 - New section on "Miss Gatehouse" added to "Who Did What and When".

10th June 2014 - New section created under War Service called "Story of Gatehouse Folk in WW1".

5th April 2014 - We now have 426 McMurray photos online out of the total set of about 730. 

30th October 2013 - "Gatehouse Miscellany" : short piece on Gatehouse Postal Service - Maltese Cross cancel of 1840.

3rd October 2013 - "Gatehouse Miscellany" : short pieces on Gatehouse Halfpenny, Coat of Arms, Bibliography