Bannockburn,Hillpark and Whins of Milton:
Characters of the past and present
by By John Dreczkowski
Bannockburn and the surrounding areas as we know has a mixed bag of industrial history farming, tartans, carpets, textiles, construction and coal mining along with many cottage industries and retail.
Bannockburn and the surrounding areas also had a rich history in the peoples of Bannockburn of all characters.
In this section we would like to remember the past and present day characters of Bannockburn and some of their stories. We would like to hear from anyone in the community who has an interesting story about any of these characters and any pictures they may have of them.
Many of the characters were known by their nickname such as:
Hookie Snr McCabe
Raymond McLachlan (The Geek or Shawaddy)
Hookie Jnr McCabe
John (Nagie) Cairney
and many others
It would be interesting to hear who else had such nicknames and the reason they were given them, or any interesting stories of people of Bannockburn , Hill park or Whins of Milton we would like to hear their story
Please contact us on the following e-mail if you have a story or photographs for this section: Johnkws@aol.com