Submitted by jimbandit on 14-02-2016 02:02:12
I grew up in Alva initially in Lawson Crescent. I was born in Airthrie Castle in 1954 and lived in a prefab in Lawson Crescent until 1964 when my family moved to Caroline Crescent. As a child, I remember there being open fields behind our prefab (where the Nethergate etc is now) and there was an old railway line 50 yards away.
I used to swim and fish in the river Devon as a child.
Eventually , I left Alva in 1981 to live in County Durham. Since then, there have been many changes in Alva and surrounding areas that make it almost unrecognisable to where I grew up. Several years ago I actually got lost trying to circumnavigate Alloa as some roads had been closed off or rerouted.
Oh well, as they say, that's progress.