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Offline William Campbell

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Re: OMOA House, Cleland
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 03 May 15 03:37 BST (UK) »
further to last comment I remember my mother telling me the line that ran through Omoa station was known locally as the Puffing Billy line

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Re: OMOA House, Cleland
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 03 May 15 03:55 BST (UK) »
Does anybody still remember the tartan building that stood next to Biaggis chip shop on the main street on the other side of the close next to it which lead to the entrance to the public park there was a row of 'single ends' the one nearest to the Tartan Building was Leezie Loves shop. end of the row was Pattersons building where I was born in 1952. when I was a kid the flats were occupied by Bob Johnson and his wife and son Brownlee, dougie and Grace Thompson, My Grandpa John Peden who we lived with, My mothers Uncle Jimmy Kerr (always called Buckle) and her Aunt Lizzie Jean Ferguson and her daughter Elizabeth their hous was originally occupied by Scotts and the last one upstairs was occupied by Curry's, later My uncle Alex and aunt Nancy Kerr had this one and My aunt Betty Felvus and My uncle Joe had got  one that Jean Ferguson had later still my cousin betty Cooper and her husband Jim took the one that Alex and Nancy had
At the cross opposite what was then Duddy's pub was the auld men's rest hut with Tam Browns shop next to it and Morrisons drapers next to that across from the pub on the other corner was Tamborini's chip shop then a couple of doors down John Keeveneys paper shop next to what became Sam Reids Bakery (best pies and bridies in Scotland) many more memories most of them happy ones.

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Re: OMOA House, Cleland
« Reply #20 on: Sunday 05 February 17 22:09 GMT (UK) »
The Tartan Building (on the left), Main Street, Cleland. Date 1905.

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Re: OMOA House, Cleland
« Reply #21 on: Tuesday 07 February 17 12:45 GMT (UK) »
Omoa is not an abbreviation it is part of the village of Cleland in Lanarkshire


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Re: OMOA House, Cleland
« Reply #22 on: Friday 23 September 22 02:54 BST (UK) »
I remember as a very wee boy watching as they demolished the Tartan Building one of the families who lived there I believe were called McCormack and they moved to Kenoway in Fife.
I well remember Joe Biaggis chip shop I used to be taken into the back shop by His Daughter Lena McNab to wait for my chips to be cooked and Maggie cooking chips in a big pan  no commercial chip fryers then, and they sold Home made ice cream as well. Lena's son Alex is a very good friend of mine to this day.