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Offline Miss Poohs

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Gavins Quarry
« on: Sunday 01 January 06 13:03 GMT (UK) »
I have a relative that was found dead, poss suicide in 1934. His body was found at Gavins Quarry near Alloa.

I can't find any reference to the place has anyone here ever heard of it?  :-\

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Re: Gavins Quarry
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 March 06 19:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Gavins Quarry is on the B9140 just a few hundred yards west of the crossroads with the B9140 known as the Collyland's Crossroad.  A few hundred yards farther on,  on the opposite side of the road is Glen Ochil Prison.  I passed the place on a trip home a few weeks ago.  Although I always knew it as Gavin's Quarry, I can't ever remember it as a working quarry or even resembling one.
The place used to contain a few huts, pigeon lofts etc.  Try the Alloa Advertiser, the local paper for any death notices or report of the death.
Regards,
Jim