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Three Bitesize Collections

An archive compound collection of all Bitesize and Today's News articles.

All Bitesize History
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The early history of Castle Semple Estate

The Semples, McDowalls and the Harveys


A few well kent people who lived in the village

Gilbert Fisher

Roland Muirhead

Alexander Wilson

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More people who are recorded in the history of the village

Mary Caldwell

John Miller

Robert Stevenson

Walter McAdam

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A mix of  iconic features - plus disasters that befell the village 


Tower - Kenmuir Hill

Parish Church


Dam Breached


One of the Fairs held in olden times plus other items of interest 

Fair o'Hill

Population 1902

and a visit by singers from Paisley


Some of the castles and hill forts around the parish

Castle Semple

Barr Castle

Peil Castle 

Elliston Castle

Knockmade Hill Fort

All Today's News
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"Have I got old news for you?"


Leaf of local history


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A barrowload of snippets of village life 

Monster Boiler

Insanitary condition

New oil lamp

Ladies skating club

to mention a few

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8 pages of old news from British Newspapers

Warlock of the Peel

Copper Mines


Illegal Still and more


The name of the village and the tale of a three-neukit stone  

Early 1800's

The National Game

New water supply



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Three men of note from the village plus ladies success in Bowling

Andrew Crawfurd

John Barr

Frances Semple

Helen Wylie



A mix of subjects spread over 10 pages

Water Mills

Disgraceful Scene

An affray at Cross

and at Risk

Voting Rights

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All Newsletters
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4 Newsletters

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Read about the road being flooded in 1861

Opening of the Golf Club and lots more

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4 Newsletters

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Tales of Sewage Sunday school Trip

Another Joke of the Month Dumb Proctor

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4 Newsletters

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Opening of the school Joke of the Month Clochodrick Stone and, yes, lots more

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4 Newsletters

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Memorabilia and roads flooded 

An interesting visit to Calder Glen Laundry in 1888

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