Bygone News - Fountainbleau Drive en Mary Brooksbank <p>Hi Tina. Like you, I remember the metal gates and barbed wire used to prevent anyone from Linlathen to cross the viaduct from Fountainbleu Drive to the wilderness that was Fintry, although my elder siblings found them little deterrent when they crossed from Linlathen to make a few bob picking spuds on McLean's farm. Happy days, they lied. A heroine of mine, Mary Brooksbank, called such times the good old bad old days, and I think she was spot on. She would arrive unannounced at the top of our street, Riddell Terrace, sing two or three songs and then move on.<span class="read-more"><a href="/reminiscences/mary-brooksbank"><strong>&nbsp;Read more......</strong></a></span></p> Fountainbleau Drive Childhood Drummie Linlathen Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:54:48 +0000 lynne.davidson 1279 at Grew Up in Linlathen <p>I live in Birmingham now, but grew up in Linlathen with my Gran and Aunt Norah looking after me as my mother was ill in the DRI. I went to a few schools, enjoyed the freedom of playing in and out of the prefabs in Fountainbleau Drive, climbing the gate on the bridge which leads to Fintry where my aunts later moved to. The Den o Mains was the place to be at Easter. I have seen pictures of the Rainbow School and Stobswell which I went to but can't find St Michaels. O well happy days.</p> Fountainbleau Drive Childhood School Days Tina Linlathen Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:08:00 +0000 fiona.christison 1273 at