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by Muriel
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Storm of 1968.
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: The Great Storm of 1968.

My mother's bedroom window blew in. The wind was so strong my sister & I couldn't get the bedroom door opened for a minute or two. Mum had had the sense to dive under the bed cover & quite soon my cousins, who lived across the road, appeared with some wood to nail across the gap. An interesting nigh...
by Muriel
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia

Hi Alan Grrr!! Should have known it wouldn't be that easy. I'd assumed the Scottish Dundee because the Marine Returns give place of birth as well as last residence. The page on which D. Whitton is listed shows a number of people who were not born in Britain and they are all merely listed by country ...
by Muriel
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia
Replies: 17
Views: 1172

Re: Horseman D Whitton died 20-10-1916 aged 29 on SS Cabotia

A David Whitton, aged 29, is shown on the Marine Returns on Scotlands People. Looking at births in Angus 1886-1888 there are only 2 David Whittons, one born St Clements, which is one of the Dundee registration districts, and one born in Arbroath. I took a punt and looked at the Dundee birth. David W...
by Muriel
Sat Mar 04, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: TalkingScot forum problems 03-March

Thanks Andrew. I did wonder what I'd done to offend someone!

Muriel
by Muriel
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TalkingScot Admin - Russell
Replies: 27
Views: 1262

Re: TalkingScot Admin - Russell

So sorry to hear of Russell's passing. His posts were always worth reading and he will be missed.

Muriel
by Muriel
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Garland family from Old Machar Aberdeen
Replies: 10
Views: 1908

Re: Garland family from Old Machar Aberdeen

Have you looked at Thomas & Jane's marriage certificate? Marriage certificates usually give quite a bit of information including parents names (including the mother's maiden name), father's occupation and whether the parents are deceased at the time of the marriage. You can see certificates from 185...
by Muriel
Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Auld Scots
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Auld Scots

Aw tae one side like Gourock. Yer hems aw heughs and howes (girlie one that!). Sapple. I'd get a skelp & had a shed.

Living in London we puzzled people by "doing the dishes" instead of washing up or going a message instead of shopping.

Muriel
by Muriel
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brilliant Quote
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Brilliant Quote

Loved this quote on the Edinburgh City Libraries Facebook page advertising their Family History Day (see Andrew's post in Events).

"If you think your family is normal, you are probably not a genealogist"! How true.

Muriel
by Muriel
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ambrotypes & conservation
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Ambrotypes & conservation

I have some old photos, ambrotypes I think but on glass anyway. I took them to WDYTYA at the SEC in Glasgow yesterday to see if there was anyone who could help me date them & work out how to preserve them. In the seeming absence of any expert I had a helpful chat with a conservation person from the ...
by Muriel
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Wishes
Replies: 16
Views: 368

Re: Christmas Wishes

Happy Christmas all

Muriel xmas:biggrin: