big house in Ark Lane

joe mc dermott posted on the 31/01/2017 7:39:48 PM

Im trying to find out about the big house which was in Ark Lane 40s 50 60s 70s A miss Lauder used to live in it she was a teacher in Golfhill primary I lived at 114 ark lane myself the house was just accross from tennants brewry and 20 yards from my house any information would be very welcome Joe

#1 - Iain Robertson replied on the 31/01/2017 11:08:57 PM

Hi Joe, we lived at 115 Dunchatten street above the grocers and Miss Harris fruit shop, we played on the bottom of Evelyn street which was blocked by the big wall at the back of Miss Lauder's.
If you played football or rounders and the ball went over the wall woe betide you if she was home. She knew who we were as we all went to Golfhill
I emigrated to N.Z. in 64 I do not know what happened to the house
Cheers Iain

#2 - The Mentalist replied on the 1/02/2017 10:49:58 AM

Have a look on They do overlays of the area and you can see where exactly it was. It's an addictive site.

#3 - John replied on the 5/02/2017 8:43:27 PM

Hello if you like the NLS map website, visit their new space at kelvin hall, they have the online maps and a film archive too

#4 - The Mentalist replied on the 6/02/2017 1:22:20 AM

Thanks John. I'll check it out.

#5 - Eileen Cusack replied on the 25/02/2020 4:42:13 PM

My mum's family (Watson) lived at 108 Ark Lane for at least 3 generations. Before that they were on Golfhill. Mum's sister and her husband (the Eastons) were living there as of the late 40s until I believe at least through the 70s. They ran two places: a general store and a "working man's" restaurant. One was on Dunchatten and the other at 47 Fisher St., but I don't know which address was which place. ??

#6 - Tom Frankland replied on the 25/01/2021 5:44:12 PM

Hi Eileen, I am carrying out family history research and coincidentally 108 Ark Lane appears twice as the residence of two ancestors in 1922 and 1928. Clearly that is long before your Mum's family but I wondered whether any photos exist of the property which I believe has since been demolished. If not, it would be interesting to know what type of house it was as I am interested to establish what sort of status in life those ancestors had at that time. Hope you can help ? Cheers, Tom

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