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Jimmy Dougal

Jimmy Dougal

Jimmy Dougal was born in Denny, Scotland, on 3rd October 1913. Dougal played for Kilsyth Rangers before joining Falkirk in 1932. He played in the Scottish League for two years before joining Preston North End midway through the 1933-34 season.

A tricky outside-right, Dougal was known as the "Galloping Ghost". He helped Preston gain promotion to the First Division of the Football League in his first season. The following year he was switched to inside forward and Preston finished in 11th place in the league. At the end of the season Preston persuaded the Scottish international, Tom Smith, to join the club. Other signings that year included the brothers, Hugh O'Donnell and Francis O'Donnell from Celtic.

In the 1935-36 season, Preston finished 7th in the league. Jimmy Maxwell was top scorer with 17 goals. New signing, Hugh O'Donnell, added 15 more. Preston had a disappointing league campaign in 1936-37 only finishing in 14th place.

At the beginning of the next season, Preston made two important signings. In September, 1937, Preston purchased the high scoring George Mutch, from Manchester United for £5,000. The following month, Robert Beattie a skillful inside forward, arrived from Kilmarnock for a fee of £2,500. They joined fellow Scotsmen, Jimmy Dougal, Andrew Beattie, Jimmy Maxwell, Tom Smith, Hugh O'Donnell, Francis O'Donnell, Andrew McLaren and Bill Shankly at the club.

James Dougal was in the first-team for most of the 1937-38 season. The Scottish dominated Preston side finished 3rd in the First Division of the Football League with 49 points. Only Arsenal (52) and Wolverhampton Wanderers (51) obtained more points. Dougal scored 14 goals, four behind top scorer George Mutch.

Preston North End also had a successful run in the 1937-38 FA Cup. Preston beat West Ham United in the 3rd round with George Mutch scored a hat trick. Mutch also scored goals in the 4th round against Leicester City and in the semi-final when Preston beat Aston Villa 2-1. Dougal was injured in this game and did not play in Preston's win over Huddersfield Town in the final.

Dougal was the club's leading scorer with 19 goals in the 1938-39 season. He also won his first international cap when he represented Scotland against England in April 1939. Dougal scored in the 1-1 draw. His international career was brought to an end by the outbreak of the Second World War. The government imposed a fifty mile travelling limit and the Football League divided all the clubs into seven regional areas where games could take place.

In the 1940-1941 season Preston North End needed to win their last game against Liverpool to win the North Regional League title. The nineteen year old Andrew McLaren scored all six goals in the 6-1 victory.

Preston North End also took part in the 1941 Football League War Cup. Youngster Andrew McLaren scored five of the goals in Preston's 12-1 victory over Tranmere. He also scored a hat-trick in the fourth-round tie against Manchester City. Preston reached the final by beating Newcastle United 2-0. The Preston team that faced Arsenal at Wembley on 31st May was: Jack Fairbrother, Frank Gallimore, William Scott, Bill Shankly, Tom Smith, Andrew Beattie, Tom Finney, Andrew McLaren, Jimmy Dougal, Robert Beattie and Hugh O'Donnell.

The game took place in front of a 60,000 crowd. Arsenal was awarded a penalty after only three minutes but Leslie Compton hit the foot of the post with the spot kick. Soon afterwards Andrew McLaren scored from a pass from Tom Finney. Preston dominated the rest of the match but Dennis Compton managed to get the equaliser just before the end of full-time.

The replay took place at Ewood Park, the ground of Blackburn Rovers. The first goal was as a result of a move that included Tom Finney and Jimmy Dougal before Robert Beattie put the ball in the net. Frank Gallimore put through his own goal but from the next attack, Beattie scored again. It was the final goal of the game and Preston ended up the winners of the cup.

Dougal continued to play for Preston North End during the Second World War. All told he scored 96 goals in 154 appearances. By the end of the war he was 33 years old and past his best. He only played a few games in the 1946-47 season for Preston before joining Carlisle United. He also played for Halifax Town before retiring from football in 1949.

Jimmy Dougal died on 17th October, 1999.

Kingstonian FC

The following sites include historical archived material about Kingstonian Football Club:

    - an ongoing project to record and preserve the history of the club - the original club website, from 1997-2012

The Kingstonian club came into being in 1919 as a result of the merger between Kingston Town FC and Old Kingstonians FC. However, the club can trace its origins even further back and celebrated its centenary in 1985 the reason for this is that one of its forerunners, Kingston & Surbiton YMCA FC played its first match on a ground in Bushy Park in November 1885. In 1887 the YMCA changed its name to Saxons FC. Then in 1890 it changed to Kingston Wanderers FC and once again to Kingston-on-Thames Association Football Club (KAFC) in 1893. Unfortunately, in the early 1900s there was trouble in the camp and in 1908 the club split in two with Kingston Town playing at Norbiton Sports Ground and Old Kingstonians on what became known as the "back pitch" at Richmond Road.

The new Kingstonian set-up started life in the Athenian League, a competition that it won in both seasons 1923/24 and 1925/26, playing its home matches at a brand new ground in Richmond Road that remained its home until 1988. In 1929 the Kingstonians, widely known as the K's, accepted an invitation to join the Isthmian League as a replacement for the Civil Service FC, and remained in that league until 1998.

The K's have a credible history and their blue ribbon period of the early 1930&rsquos produced players such as Frank Macey, Doug Whitehead, George Lee and the Whittaker brothers achieving in April 1933 its then greatest accolade by winning the FA Amateur Cup which well and truly put Kingstonian on the football map. Wins over Portland United (after a replay), Leyton, South Bank, Dulwich Hamlet, and Whitehall Printeries took the K's through to the final, staged at Dulwich, against Stockton, which resulted in a 1-1 draw. For the replay Kingstonian had to travel to Darlington, but despite going one goal behind after only four minutes, the K's came back to win 4-1 thanks to goals from Gibson, Urpeth (penalty) and Whitehead (2).

In the following season, 1933/34, K's bowed out of the Amateur Cup in a second round replay to Wimbledon at Plough Lane, but went on to successfully win the Isthmian League, a feat they repeated in season 1936/37 and, of course in 1997/98.

In season 1959/60 it seemed as though the Amateur Cup was going to return to Kingston as the legendary Johnny Whing headed K's into the lead against Hendon in the final at Wembley Stadium. Two goals in the last three minutes, though, had the FA officials busily changing the red and white ribbons for green and white ones as Hendon won the cup for the first time. To qualify for the final, Kingstonian disposed of Histon, Letchworth Town, Ferryhill Athletic, Carshalton Athletic, and Crook Town in a semi-final tie played at St James' Park, the home of Newcastle United.

The Kingstonian teams of the early 1960&rsquos were arguably as good as those of the 1930&rsquos and many trophies were won. After winning the Surrey Senior cup for the 9th time (as Kingstonian) in 1967, the club's successes dried up and despite the endeavours of many managers and countless players, the team went into decline. In 1979 relegation to Division One was suffered, but in 1985 the club bounced back as runners up to Farnborough Town. K's were a mite fortunate as Leatherhead, who finished above them on goal difference, had three points deducted for fielding an ineligible player. Kingstonian remained as members of the Premier Division until the end of the 1997/98 season when promoted to the Nationwide Conference.

The famous Richmond Road ground, which was loved by so many, became increasingly dilapidated and subject to vandalism, so a decision was made to relocate and develop the site for housing - a move that also assisted the club's finances. The last game played there was in January 1988 against Bromley. After one and a half season's ground sharing at Hampton's Beveree ground. K's opened their brand new Kingsmeadow Stadium (on the site of the old Norbiton Sports Ground) in August 1989, when Slough Town were the visitors. After achieving a draw with Peterborough United in 1992, the club recorded a fine FA Cup win at Kingsmeadow by beating Brighton in 1994 they also competed well the following year against Plymouth. In front of 3,495 supporters the K's held Leyton Orient to a 0-0 draw only to lose 2-1 in the FA Cup 2nd Round Replay in 1998. Drawn away to Luton Town in the First Round of the FA Cup in October 1999 saw the K's come in at half time 1-1 only to go down 4-2 at the end.

At the beginning of the 1997-98 season, the club appointed Geoff Chapple as manager. He brought about an exciting change of fortune for the club. In his first season, he took the club to the Isthmian League Premier Division Championship. In the following season, their first in the Football Conference, the club finished a creditable 8th, but they capped it all off by winning the FA Trophy at Wembley in May 1999 with a 1-0 victory over Forest Green Rovers. The following season 1999/2000, in the last FA Trophy Final between the famous Twin Towers, the K's retained their title with an exciting 3-2 win over Kettering Town, giving Chapple his 5th FA Trophy Final win in seven seasons (the other three with Woking). The club also reached their highest position of 5th in the Conference.

However, season 2000/2001 proved to be extremely mixed. The K's made the headlines again with a tremendous run in the FA Cup. A home win against Devizes Town was the start of an incredible run that saw the K's defeat Brentford, Southport and Southend United all away from home. In the Fourth Round, K's were thwarted in the last kick of the game at Ashton Gate as Bristol City scored a very last gasp equaliser before winning the replay at Kingsmeadow in a live televised match. Unfortunately, the club's league form proved to be exactly the opposite, as the K's finished next to bottom and were relegated back to the Ryman Football League.

Season 2001/2002 and it was time again for a change, as the club and Geoff Chapple parted by mutual consent. Kingstonian quickly appointed former Dover Athletic man Bill Williams as their new manager, who had working alongside him former Tottenham Hotspur player Steve Sedgley as his assistant. In late 2001 Williams departed the club and Sedgley moved up to the position of manager and his assistant was Kim Harris who was promoted up from the position of reserve team manager.

December 2002 saw the sudden resignation of the highly promising Sedgley as manager. The club immediately promoted Harris, a former K&rsquos striker, to manager and appointed former Woking man Scott Steele as player/coach. The club had ups and downs over this period but only failed to make the new Conference South following a single goal defeat to Lewes in a Ryman League playoff.

Following a poor start to season 2004/05 Harris decided to call it a day after just four games. Scott Steele was promoted to manager but, despite encouraging good football from his side, was unable to prevent what became an inevitable relegation to Division One. However, good news arrived off the field when local businessman Jimmy Cochrane bought the football club, giving the club a positive outlook for the first time in several years. Steele's resignation followed towards the end of the season when former assistant manger Ian McDonald was brought in along with Stuart McIntyre as his coach with a view to resurrecting the club's fortunes.

The 2005/06 season saw K's move up the table only to miss out on playoffs on the final day of the season, though silverware was achieved following a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon in the Surrey Senior Cup Final. McDonald was almost immediately succeeded by McIntyre as manager, whilst the club was jointly bought by Mark Anderson and Malcolm Winwright &ndash the board would be completed by the presence of John Fenwick as chairman from May 2011 to June 2014 and then co-chairman with Anderson and Winwright until January 2018, when he became sole chairman again.

Stuart McIntyre&rsquos time as manager was unfortunately short-lived and unsuccessful, and midway through the 2006/07 season he was replaced as manager by former Walton and Hersham manager Alan Dowson. Dowson and his team immediately transformed the club, and achieved a semblance of stability. There was plenty of expectation for the 2007/08 season, though inconsistency led to the K&rsquos missing the play-offs once again on the final day of the season.

The 2008/09 season was successful from start to finish. A run to the Third Qualifying Round of the FA Cup was highlighted by a 4-0 home win over Conference South team Braintree Town, all four goals scored by midfielder Dean Lodge. This performance led to the K&rsquos player winning the Performance of the Round award from the FA. But it was in the Ryman League Division One South that the biggest success came, as a very strong start and a storming finish led to Kingstonian winning the division by seven points ahead of Cray Wanderers.

After an absence of four years, the club almost passed straight up through the Ryman Premier Division, recovering from a difficult start to reach the end of the season playoffs. It was Boreham Wood, however, who won the controversial final match. Heartache followed in the following 2010/11 season when a final day collapse at Margate cost another attempt at the playoffs. The following two seasons saw mid-table finishes in the league accompanied by successive London Senior Cup final appearances, before a return to the playoffs in the 2013/14 season, after the club finished runners-up in the league. A semi final defeat against AFC Hornchurch however denied the chance of promotion, in what turned out to be Alan Dowson&rsquos last game in charge.

With former K&rsquos midfielder Tommy Williams installed as manager, the club again reached the FA Cup Third Qualifying Round, losing 3-2 to a last minute goal against Eastbourne Borough. The league campaign was a roller-coaster, a late challenge for the play-offs falling short in the last couple of weeks of the season. In his second season, the 2015-16 campaign saw the K&rsquos lift their first cup in ten years, winning the Isthmian League Cup with a 5-0 victory over Faversham Town.

The 2016-17 season proved to be a difficult campaign, as the club flirted dangerously with relegation thanks to a dreadful run following Christmas with six games left and hopes almost lost, Tommy Williams was replaced as manager by former Billericay Town man Craig Edwards. He turned the club around immediately and K&rsquos moved up to 16th after a five match unbeaten run to end the season. K&rsquos left the Kingsmeadow Stadium at the end of the season and moved to Fetcham Grove with Leatherhead FC Edwards resigned in October 2017 and was replaced by former Whyteleafe manager Leigh Dynan.

At the beginning of the 2018-19 season, Kingstonian moved back to the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames and started a ground share with Corinthian-Casuals at King George's Field. A difficult season saw K's have three managers, as Leigh Dynan was replaced by Dean Brennan and then very quickly by stand-in manager Kim Harris - K's moved from second place in the table on New Year's Day to escaping relegation by a single place after a horror run of results.

The 2019-20 season may have been curtailed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but new manager Hayden Bird's arrival gave the club an enormous boost, and the K's supporters were rewarded amply with fine runs in both the FA Cup and the FA Trophy - the club reached the First Round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2000-01, and defeated Macclesfield Town 4-0 at Moss Rose in Round One before bowing out in Round Two at home to AFC Fylde on a day that saw the club host that afternoon's edition of BBC Football Focus. Their FA Trophy run also ended in Round Two but was most notable for a fine 3-1 victory over Alan Dowson's Woking team at King George's Field.

Published Wednesday 19th September 2018 (last updated Wednesday 16th September 2020)

What the Cast of Outlander Looks Like in Real Life

We hardly recognize them out of their kilts and gowns&mdashand freshly scrubbed.

In season five of Outlander, Claire and Jamie find themselves far from Scotland in North Carolina in the 1770s. Claire doesn't have much use for fancy gowns this season and Jamie doesn't wear a kilt quite as often now that he's in the new world.

Here's what the cast (from this season and earlier seasons) looks like in the 21st century, as they settle in to Fraser's Ridge and America teeters on the brink of a revolution.

Dublin-born Balfe got her start as a model and worked with Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and countless others. That might explain her red-carpet excellence.

When Heughan was cast as Jamie, Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander books, said, "That man is a Scot to the bone and Jamie Fraser to the heart. Having seen Sam Heughan not just act, but be Jamie, I feel immensely grateful to the production team for their painstaking attention to the soul of the story and characters."

Though she plays Claire and Jamie's American-born-and-bred daughter, Skelton is from Cheshire, England.

Berry is another Outlander star doing an accent: He is Australian. He's also someone you might see a lot more of. The books' author Diana Gabaldon wrote an entire series for his character, Lord John Grey, and given the popularity of Outlander, it's possible we might see it televised as well.


When Dougal, Dylan, Brian and Ermintrude were exploring the cave of an ancient temple looking for the second diamond, Dougal's candy accidentally touched a laser, causing skeletons to appear and attack the group. Dylan defeated them by using his martial arts skills, but all the defeated skeletons fused into one enormous skeleton-hybrid named Big Steve. He explains that the fearless warrior of legend (Zebedee) came to get the diamond, but Dougal thought that he was talking about Zebedee, and told him that the warrior didn't come to get the diamond because he had sent them to get it instead of him. Annoyed, Big Steve asked Dougal if he and the gang want the diamond or not, but Dougal told him that if they can have it, than yes. When Brian tried to charge at Big Steve at first, the plan soon turned to flee, as he repeatedly starts to attack the group. However, Dougal activated a switch and Big Steve fell through a hole in the underground tunnel. Later, as the gang are going by Train through the underground tunnel, Big Steve reappeared and tried to attack them again, but unfortunately crashed into a wall and fell apart.

Sister Monica has visited the parochial house. As she sits calmly, Dougal's only idea for conversation is "So, you're a nun?" At that point, Ted enters, saying they plan to visit the Holy Stone of Clonrichert, and Sister Monica says she will go to freshen up. Dougal says she's wanting to "impress the lads" and is confused when Ted comments on nuns providing "a woman's touch". When Sister Monica returns, Dougal confuses her by saying "Ted says you were touching him".

Meanwhile, in Jack's room, Jack is sitting motionless in his chair, with many bottles of alcohol and floor polish around him. He appears dead, but Dougal passes him off as merely "very drunk", saying "I haven't seen him this bad since he disappeared with Sister Imelda" ("the Blue Nun"). Dougal holds up an empty bottle of floor polish, called 'Purge: Floor Polish'. Ted lectures Jack on what "the Windolene did to you", and Sister Monica enters. She checks his pulse and says that he has died.

Sister Monica tells Dougal to perform the last rites. He demonstrates his incompetence through a long speech, saying "I don't know if I should be looking up down here or up there, and you're up there with our Lord and Stalin and Bob Marley and my parents". When prompted by Monica to say the Latin, Dougal reads "last rites" consisting of the names of Italian footballers Alessandro and Roberto Baggio.

At Jack's funeral, Mrs Doyle goes around pestering priests to have a sandwich. Meanwhile, Father Fay and another priest (who is in hysterics) shakes his fist at the ceiling, saying "You bastard!" and then falls to his knees, exclaiming "Imagine, Ted! A Polish Pope! It should've been Jack!" and Father Fay goes crazy, throwing books off the bookshelf.

Dougal, later, then fools around, sitting in Jack's old chair and acting like him by uttering his numerous catchphrases, until Ted catches him. Mrs Doyle announces that a woman has come to see the remaining Craggy Island priests she is Laura Sweeney, the executor of Jack's will, and tells them that Jack was actually very rich and has left £500,000 between Ted and Dougal. However, this bequest is on condition that they spend one night with Jack's body, because of his great fear of being buried alive and of enclosed spaces, a fear which caused him not to take confessions - "also, he just didn't want to do it". When they tell Miss Sweeney that they'll need to discuss the inheritance with the solicitor, they are greatly amused when she tells them that she is the solicitor, with Dougal telling her "if you're a solicitor, I'm Boy George".

The next scene commences with Dougal sitting by Jack's coffin singing "Karma Chamelon", and Ted nursing wounds after Miss Sweeney flew into a rage and punched him and swore at him after they did not believe her claims that she was the solicitor. Ted and Dougal then muse about how Jack managed to save up so much money during his life, by never giving to charity and not wearing trousers during summer, among other things. They also comment on him being the first priest to "denounce the Beatles" - "he could see what they were up to". Ted also remarks that a friend of his, Father Jimmy Ranable, studied under Jack in his youth and praised his teaching methods. When Dougal asks where Jimmy is now, Ted replies "Remember the Drumshanbo massacre? That was him." Flashbacks are shown of Jack as an especially vicious teacher at a Catholic school, beating male students with a hurley stick, and telling them they'd burn in hell. He is also shown punching Ted over a game of chess.

Ted and Dougal, bored, then play charades, at which Dougal fails miserably, before they both settle down on the floor in their sleeping bags. Dougal enquires whether Ted believes in an afterlife, prompting Ted to ask Dougal if he became a priest through sending in "twelve packets of crisps". Dougal also asks how Ted plans to spend his money, with Ted lying to him by telling him he'll give it to charity, while envisioning partying and gambling.

While Dougal sleeps, Ted gets up and looks out on the snow falling, quoting from The Dead as he does so, prompting Father Jack, standing behind him, to shout "Shut the feck up!" Ted passes out from the shock of seeing him, waking Dougal, who does the same only after asking Father Jack several times what had happened.

Back in the house with Jack asleep in his chair, Ted explains that the floor polish had brought about all the symptoms of death (including decomposition), but that it just wore off. The pair, clearly very disappointed at losing out on the inheritance, try unconvincingly to dismiss the matter, before Ted slyly points out that "it's only a matter of time" at Jack's age, and the money will be of some comfort to them when he finally does die. They then head to the shops to buy some more floor polish, suggesting that they might start leaving it round the house, or even in Jack's room so that he can "keep an eye on them". The episode ends with Jack waking up and telling the audience to "Feck off!"

Umm I tag htfnoelle, thalmoragent, moodyrebelmage, pentaghast-senpai, becausedragonage, adjectivebear, eternalshiva (because omg hi!), and anyone else who wants to do this and hasn’t already been tagged to??

I was tagged by the lovely apostaterevolutionary and then I rambled on for too long.

Time: 23:08 at the time of writing but now it is 00:04&hellip

Average Hours Of Sleep: Errr.. I like to get 8-9 hours but it depends because I am awful at getting to sleep and even worse at waking up so it varies depending on what I have to do the next day & whether I can have a lie-in/have to get up early.

Nicknames: Ali technically IS my nickname but I won’t actually answer to my full first name & I sign all my docs as Ali so does that count still? my parents and other family sometimes call me Al and I really like that as a name too. Plus I get to introduce myself to people by saying “you can call me Al” and they get an instant best friend badge if they start singing Paul Simon at me.

Birthday: November 11th, such a cheery day for a birthday.

Ehhhh weird? Generally I say bisexual, or pansexual I guess, because that’s a basic umbrella term but I feel very uncomfortable with saying it because I’m just not attracted to men (in general.)? So honestly to myself I prefer to say lesbian, but I’ve actually dated more men than any other gender (honestly, because I am a blushing fool when it comes to people I am really attracted to and can’t do anything but nod and turn beetroot which isn’t the best way to get to know someone&hellip good job Ali), and have had romantic attachment to them (After a long, good friendship in each case) but sexually ehhh&hellip no thanks&hellip (for a lot of reasons I don’t want to get into on here) So yeah when it comes to guys I’m more demiromantic, I’d say. But yeah I’m not as comfortable with pansexual either because it implies that gender doesn’t matter, and at least with the case of men it really changes everything. And there are exceptions across the board, there are a few male actors I like but tbh I have no idea if I would actually want to have sex with them or not? Probably not. And there are a few male characters I love, but that I see as more in line with the few times I’ve been in a relationship with men, because it’s a case of building a connection with them and getting to know them over a period of time first.

Other than that it’s a case of if I like you, I like you, I will be attracted to you and that’s that.

Height: 5′3.5″ I am a hobbit.


place that makes me happy:

(^ that is me) Not coincidentally my username- Sgurr Dearg aka The Inaccessible Pinnacle, on the Cuillin range on Skye. Skye is the best place on Earth and one day I am moving there and never coming back. But any place with mountains, ice and snow and I am happy because that shit is my JAM.

many blankets do I sleep under: One duvet and sometimes a quilt or a sleeping bag depending on the weather/my health.

What am I wearing right now: Pink/red pyjama pants with blue polka dots, white men’s t-shirt with Aztec-y print.

Book I read: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider, gee, it’s not like my life revolves around Dragon Age or anything.

Favorite Beverage: Tea, Earl grey, hot.

Avocados? Umm&hellip I’m really full at the moment and can’t think of anything I like.

Movie That I Watched: in the cinema: Me and mum went to see The Tale of the Princess Kaguya a month or two ago. It was gorgeous. Otherwise, I watched Alice in Wonderland the other day because I needed mindless Disney shit to try and cheer me up/distract me from grieving. It didn’t work, I forgot how wound up that film makes me.

Ahaha I’m not copying I swear, but Iceland yes, my best friend and I have been saving up to go on a cruise to Iceland so I can go sob over the glaciers and volcanoes I wrote reams of papers on at uni and she can squeal over Viking history and then we can get drunk in the bar and quietly read in the library (THIS SHIP HAS A LIBRARY I CANNOT EVEN IT’S BEEN WEEKS SINCE WE PLANNED IT AND I’M STILL EXCITED). I mean it’s gonna take us years but still. I also really want to go to Finland to see one of my dearest friends, and I want to do a road trip across the USA and see my family in Indiana because I miss them SO much. Also, any climbing trip ever? And I want to go back to the Highlands back home and do another road trip around Western Scotland + the Cairngorms, but take a bit longer than 48 hours this time.

Umm I would like to get married in Scotland in a castle or stately home and have a traditional Scottish wedding with a ceilidh but also I would like a quaint English country wedding at the village church and then a picnic on the common. So I guess I need to get married twice? Which is hilarious because I’m 100% going to end up alone with 1000 cats and three dogs.

Dream Pet: I already own the five best pets in the world, my three tiny handsome cat sons and my gorgeous brother and sister labradors. They are my babies and no-one can better them. LOOK AT THE PROOF:

(Flossie and Dougal, Pippin, Sparky, Jimmy)

Umm can I be a housewife and have babies and look after them all day and cook and clean for my family? Because I love looking after kids and I love to cook and look after other people, and I am SO good at it. But, as a career I really want to be a Geography/Geology lecturer, thank you mental health for fucking up that dream, but maybe someday I can get back on track.

44 thoughts on &ldquo Eyemouth and it’s surrounding villages in old photographs &rdquo

Hi Kevin
great photos , my grandmother Georgina was born in Eyemouth 1902 , her mother was Williamina Crombie born 1882 , her father was William Crombie of the vessel Florida lost in the disaster .
Willamina and Georgina both worked as ‘lassies’ so it was great to see the photo’s , we have no photos of georgina as a young girl and none of Williamina , maybe someone has .

Thanks again for the work you have done .

Hi Kevin
I have just read your blog which I found very interesting, some of the photo’s are of streets where my ancestors used to live and some of the responders to your blog gave names from their family history which are also part of my family history.
My grandparents Andrew Donaldson Angus-Janet Johnston left Eyemouth in 1901
Family history names, Angus, Johnston, Windram, Maltman, Chrystal, Crombie, Swanston, Donaldson, Imrie.

GREAT PICTURES! Any information on Margaret Stott (nee Fraser) who was the innkeeper of the Whale between the 1840s and 1876 when she died. Her daughter Isabella Stott took over running the inn after she died.

The fishing vessel labelled “Bolinda” is properly BK 312 “Bolinders”.


Absolutely wonderful photos. Have just read Children of the Sea by Peter Aitchison ( couldn`t put it down) these photos bring Old Eyemouth even more to life. I visited Eyemouth as a child not knowing that my Great x 3 Grandparents were Haimoothers. Thomas Davis Black, Carter of Eyemouth Mill and Jean Innes daughter of John Innes Principal Customs Officer, married 1822. I`m now researching them all. Is that the Mill in the glass image? If these photos become a book, add me to the list subscribers !

These photos are fantastic!! coming to eyemouth tomorrow for the first time in 55 years. Used to come from Edinburgh for my holidays with the West Pilton Community Centre, stayed in dormatories of the old High School, next to where Eyemouth Utd played Spending two nights at the Homes Arms, before heading up on a road trip to the north of Scotland. Will love to see my old holiday haunts My name is Bob Copland, I now live in Bedworth, just north of Coventry.
Would love to have a chat with anyone who was around then, 55 years ago. Happy to buy then a drink .
contact No 07749991874

Hi, I’m looking for photos of yawls built by Weatherhead, skippered by the owner of my current house in Cellardyke, Janes BK340 lost with all crew (I have all names) and skipper Andrew Henderson when she hauled up a mine with her nets 11.5 miles SE of St Abbs 14/08/1917. She was 12 Tons so I’m guessing about 40ft and her replacement that was being built Janes II BK 390 that skipper Henderson was due to take up within weeks of his death. I’ve had a scan through your photos on this site but cant make out numbers.. If you know you have any images, that would be fantastic, cheers

Hi Richard. I have posted a message on my facebook page, there are a lot of people on it that live in the Eyemouth area so hopefully someone can help. Kevin

Hi. I am a great great grand daughter of William Maltman and Annie Ross who married in Eyemouth in 1871. William was lost in the Eyemouth fishing disaster in 1881 on the Guiding Star. Family then moved to Fraserburgh Aberdeenshire
. Would love any info on the family. Sylvia Harper

I have asked my Facebook friends, a lot live within the Eyemouth area so maybe someone will come up with something. Kevin

Hi Sylvia,
William that drowned was my 4th Gt-Grandfather. I have done a bit of research of the family history.

Sylvia, William Maltman was also my Gt-Gt-Gt Grandfather. I have traced the Maltman line if you want any ino.

Hi. I have only just checked this site and found your reply. So glad you took the trouble to respond. My husband and i came down to Eyemouth and met with the geneologist of the museum there who helped me with my trace. If i am on tbe right track, i have managed to go back to early 1700s. It would be good to know where your link in the chain is. My link is william Maltman (my great great grandfather) who married Annie Ross – David Maltman-(my great grandfather) margaret maltman (my grandmother) -Sena Murison – ( my mother) any information would be most appreciated.

Hi Sylvia, if you can send me your e-mail address & I’ll give you what I have about the Maltman’s. Regards

Hi Bruce. My email address is [email protected] thanks for your reply.

Was in Burnmouth this afternoon and now, at this rather late hour, getting round to finding out something of its history. Loved these old photos, so interesting and full of character.

Great photos, thanks for showing them. My ancestors are from that area Burgon/Affleck/Fleck/Cowe/Paterson/Robertson/Crombie/Whillus.

Love the town and the area. Nostalgic

Great pictures! Especially some of portraits

My Uncle Willie is Willlie Spears, wonderful set of pictures, other relations were Dougall, Patterson, my family moved from Eyemouth to New Westminster in 1912 approx, many Eyemouth names also were in New Westminster BC Canada

hi thanks for some great memories,but surely the eyemouth flood was in august 1948 and not 1946.regards Bill Craig

Your right Bill, thanks for the amendment. I should have been more careful. Kevin.

Lovely set of photographs. I am particularly interested in any of Burnmouth as my Grandparents used to live there & I have spent many very happy holidays there, both as a child & more recently.
If you’re interested, I have some old pictures of Burnmouth/Ross/Cowdrait, that may contain faces featured in your sets. Also some from the early 70’s.
Regards Pete

Kevin i believe you were looking for info on the Craig family who had the old bakery. I’m not sure if i can get my hands on any images for you, but i will try. I am a relation of the family infact they were my Great Aunt and Uncle. I spent many a summer holiday in the property, which by then was just a residence lived in by my Great Aunt. It always fascinated me. Sadly it is as i believe,after checking out google earth, now turned into apartments. I will get back to you if i find any photos.

Thank you Jane for your post Jane. It would be very interesting to see any photographs you may have, Only if you can get then of course. Kevin

The photos are lovely and give me an insight into Eyemouth from my ancestors’ eyes. My great grandfather (William Nisbet) was born in Eyemouth and with his wife Elizabeth (nee Patterson) and their children moved to the North east of England where my Granda was born. He appears to have left South Shields sometime after 1911 as he appears on the census for that year in South Shields. His will details are given as 13 Church Street, Eyemouth in 1941 and one of the witnesses was George Burgon McLean, a carter of the same address.

Brilliant stuff. The one of St Ellas place though.. are you sure? The building to the left looks like Invereye and the building in the foreground looks as though it has the whale behind it. could be very wrong though!

Thank you so much for these photographs. My great Grandfather was George Bone lost on the Myrtle along with his Son in the Great Disaster. I used to visit Eyemouth as a young child and there was an aunt Lebe who had a fish shop and also a fishing boat. I think it was called The Amelia.

The fishing boat Amelia was named after my mother, Amelia Kinnaird (maiden name) who spent her summer holidays in Eyemouth as a child in the 1930’s.

Thank you so much! My ggrandma Bell was born at the old mill (Netherbyres) so fabulous to see it………………at last.

Love the photos. In was hoping to find some of the Craig family who owned a bakery and large walled garden house. Alas I did not. Jane.

This is so great! To see Eyemouth as my Gran and her family before her would have seen it. Thank you so much for these wonderful photos. I especially like the Fish Lassies as my Great-Grandmother was one herself. She lived in Church Street too! I will be sure to send this address to all my family members.

Wonderful photographs. Please keep them coming!

Hi my husbands great grandma was Mary Burgon from eyemouth and you have a photo called Burgons ragtimers do you have any info on that photo.Brilliant photos Thanks Michelle,Ipswich Suffolk

Hi Michelle. My 4 x Gr-Grandmother is Mary Burgon! I can send you some info I have about her if you would like ) Regards, Ashleigh James South Africa

Hi michelle here yes i would love any info on the Burgon family.Thanks

No problem. Send me an e-mail to the following address and I’ll send on all the info I have on Mary Burgon- [email protected]

hi my dads great great grandad was Alex Burgon skipper of the Aeriel Gazelle we went back this summer 2012 to see Billy – my dads mam was called Burgon

these pictures are fantastic again a bit before my time but i would love to learn more about them myself am sure lawson wood has a lot of info on old eyemouth he maybe one to contact

Fantastic photos Kevin. Great job sourcing all these. All are well before my time of course but very interesting.

These are remarkable images, would love to see more and to have them commercially available. All best

Hi Peter Some of these images are for re-sale. If there are any you want please don’t hesitate to ask then I can let you know. Kevin.

Jimmy Dougal - History

More puppets were sold off half price. These were Bull, Cow, Tiger, Daschund, Hedgehog, Scottie Dog, Katie Caterpillar, Pig, Pirate Mouse, 3 Bears, Goldilocks, Jimmy Gibson, Dr Beaker, Steve Zodiac, Prof. Popkiss, and SM Devil.

In October Bob travelled to New York to the Toy Department at FAO Schwarz on 58th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The SL Frog was elected Toy of the Year in France by &lsquoElle&rsquo magazine

Over 100 shop selling Pelham Puppets in France the most popular characters were Wolf, Frog, Bimbo and clown. In Germany Bimbo and Horse were best sellers.

April saw the firm celebrate its quarter centenary. There was a grand party Giant Bimbo greeted the 400 guests. There was a two-tier cake in the form of the Magic Roundabout. 500 25&rdquo Pelham branded balloons hung from the ceiling in a net which was released at the end of the night.

Bob names the current popular puppets as Bimbo, Horse, Witch, Cat, Skeleton, Mother & Baby Dragon and Vents. Bob states his all-time favourites were the Donkey and Wags the Dog.

Bob states in Pelpup News that supplies are becoming hard to find and becoming higher in price. Bob had a saying (As long as we get our precious screw eyes out puppets will hold together&rdquo

The Vent Clown was introduced priced £6.85

Due to fire safety regulations the production on real furs was deemed too flammable so they had to move to synthetics materials.

Drum Kit is introduced as an experiment, only sold directly to Pelpups unpainted at a cost of £2.90.

Full set of Wombles now available.

Rod Hull's Emu was going into production along with a female version named Dolly Bird

Due to issues packing MacBoozle in the new style boxes his head was reduced to 2 5/8" as per other SM Characters. His stockings also changed to being silk screened onto sticky back felt and then rolled onto each leg. The feet were also made heavier to work better. (Pelpup News 34).

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It was announced Animal and Rolf from the Muppets would be available in 1978 with Kermit and Miss Piggy to follow. Here is the Image from Pelpup News 34. These are Prototypes and unfortunately Rolf never made it into production due to Jim Hensons not feeling he looked right (the same happened to Miss Piggy) also Animal here has full moulded long arms these were changed to have two part arms and holding drum sticks.

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Snoopy was introduced (Pelpup News 36).

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Smaller display Bimbos Introduced.

19th June saw the death of Bob Pelham.

The new factory theatre was completed. Based in the animation hall is had seating for 100 people.

A new version of Lullabelle was introduced with painted lips instead of rubber.

Glove puppets were re-introduced and a new range of Glove Puppet using the adapted 63 head moulds were introduced.

Henry VIII and his wives were introduced as a collectors range.

Collector&rsquos versions on Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket were introduced.


Dylan is a laid-back and a sleepy rabbit who lives in the Enchanted Gardens and would often drift off to sleep from time to time. He doesn't like getting woken up from his sleep or being disturbed from his work - i.e. creating a sculpture of Dougal. Given that Dylan is very laid-back and easy-going, he rarely flips his lid, except on a few occasions when facing Zeebad in the final showdown. Earlier black-and-white episodes show Dylan as a innocent kleptomaniac, including a time where he unintentionally stole some strings holding a tent that Dougal and Brian put up to surprise Florence.

As well as being tired or sleepy, Dylan would be completely active with different basic forms of martial arts that he learned where he takes down the gang of evil skeleton guards without breaking a sweat. Dylan would also feel depressed and devastated at times, such as when he sees the moon slowly disappearing as each night passes or when his sound system and lighting that was going to be used for his big gig ends up wrecked, but his friends, including Florence, are always there to reassure him and restore his spirits.

The film received positive reviews from critics, most of it coming from it's voice acting, and rather touching story. on Rotten Tomatoes it has 85% based on 324 reviews, with the conscious saying "Overall with a pleasant voice cast, and some heartwarming moments, The Magic Roundabout is one film the family can enjoy, a rare example of a film based on an old TV series done right", on Metacritic is has 76%.

Though some critics criticized the movie because of the somewhat tacky animation and no mouth movement, Ridley Scott and Luc Besson responded the reason why they didn't input mouth movement is because they were trying to stay accurate to the original show, although some of the earliest episodes contained mouth movement.

One reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes gave it 3 out of 5 stars and said, "Thankfully better than Doogal in every way, but I wish they had good animation quality and no pop-culture references."

This movie currently holds a 7.2/10 on IMDb.

Watch the video: Magic Roundabout: Zebeddi VS Zebad (January 2022).