Welcome to the memories section of s1lenzie. This is where the town can record it's own history - not just the old, formal stuff, but personal histories too. Of course it's interesting to read about the development of the town, but it's just as interesting to reminisce about last year's school sports day. And if you have pictures to post, so much the better!
Just to kick things off, here's a brief timeline for Lenzie. It's very basic and not very detailed, but there's a host of local knowledge out there, so let's see who can be first to post a better one - or just add a completely different article about Lenzie's rich and varied past, recent and long ago.
12th Century - Clan Comyn (Cumming) establish a church and castle in Kirkintilloch. The parish becomes known as Lenzie Parish (then pronounced Lingie). Lenzie is thought to mean "wet meadow" perhaps in honour of the peaty ground of Lenzie Moss.
1644 - Kirkintilloch's Auld Kirk is built, splitting the Parish of Lenzie into Wester and Easter Lenzie (later Kirkintilloch and Cumbernauld).
1842 - Lenzie Station opens and is originally called Kirkintilloch station. It is later given the name of the old parish.
1850s - So-called Ticket Villas start to spring up in answer to a railway company offer of a free season ticket to anyone who built a villa next to the station.
1870s - Piped water arrives and Lenzie really starts to develop as a centre of population.
1874 - Woodilee Hospital opens as Woodilee Lunatic Pauper Asylum. It is at one time the largest psychiatric hospital in Scotland.
1886 - Lenzie Academy - then a primary and secondary school - opens in what is now Lenzie Primary School.
1889 - Lenzie Golf Club is established.
1960 - Lenzie Academy moves to its present site in Myrtle Avenue.
2001 - Woodilee Hospital closes
2011 - s1lenzie is launched to give the community a place to discuss local issues, place small ads, air their opinions, advertise events and show off pictures and video.
Now it's your turn!
That's the briefest of brief summaries, and hardly covers the most important dates. But this is where you come in. There's lots of interest in local history and lots of local knowledge out there - so why not share it here?
Perhaps you'd like to build your own, more complete, time-line, or start an article about your favourite aspect of the history of Lenzie? And there must also be a wealth of wonderful photographs of Lenzie in years gone by - maybe even some video of more recent events - and those are more than welcome here.
Remember, history doesn't need to be in black and white! It's good to bring back memories of just a few years ago, too. Post it all here, and let's see if we can really chronicle the history of Lenzie in a way we can all share!