Carnoustie Library heads ‘Down Memory Lane’

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WHAT were your first childhood memories? These were what was shared at the very enjoyable first meeting of ‘Down Memory Lane’ in Carnoustie Library last Monday.

“Sitting on the bunker getting washed in the sink” and “coming down to Carnoustie from Dundee on a day’s outing to the seaside” were some of the memories that were recalled and emotions shared.

Along with the stories, information on Carnoustie’s history and heritage was given out, set out as a walking guide all round the town.

There are to be guest speakers appearing at the meetings over the next few months including well known authors Annie Thompson, with a wealth of local knowledge, and Jess Smith, who is a renowned storyteller about Scotland’s travelling people.

For further information keep your eye out on the posters that will appear on the notice board in the library.

Sandra Wright, a member of the library staff, said after the meeting: “Whether you are a talker or a listener, reminiscence has many rewards.

“When we grow up in a community we become the custodians of our heritage, culture, customs and traditions and by sharing our family history and local heritage and folklore we can pass on very interesting and valuable information.

“And talking about old times and mutual experiences is good fun!”

The meetings are being held in the library on the last Monday of every month from 2 to 3 p.m. The next get-together will be on Monday, July 30, when school days will be the memories discussed.

If you would like to take a trip down memory lane just pop along and enjoy a chat and a cup of tea and a biscuit.

And, if you have any old photos or anything else that you think would be of interest from your school days take these along too!