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Tanker Ha' - information request


We have received the following request from Janet Kirby in Germany.

I am hoping you can help me. When I was a little girl my Aunt managed the Tanker Hall ChildrenĀ“s home on 79, London Road.
Due to problems in my own family I lived there for a while. I was incredibly happy there and even though I was only 5 at the time I fell in love with Kilmarnock. 

Now 45 years later, this love has not diminished. I have tried to find out more about the history of the place. 

I know that in 1911 a man called John Borland lived there. I know the place has now been subdivided into 6 flats. But I cannot find anything else. 

I would love to know when it was built, who owned it, when it became the property of the Church of Scotland. Who else lived there.

Can you help Janet? If so please contact her Here or contact us at the usual address.


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