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by Currie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Quarriers grandmother's sister
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Quarriers grandmother's sister

This is the old Quarriers genealogy page from a few years ago which appears to have been taken down. The links won't necessarily work but some of the info may be useful. https://web.archive.org/web/20130731215356/http://www.quarriers.org.uk:80/resource/trace-your-history/ This appears to be the curr...
by Currie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: JAMES @ EDMUND.....
Replies: 25
Views: 2026

Re: JAMES @ EDMUND.....

Hello Sonia, Perhaps you might be interested in the Glasgow Directories Here's the 1925 Directory open at the Overend page. https://archive.org/details/postofficean192526glas/page/528 And the 1935. https://archive.org/details/postofficeann193536glas/page/510 You'll find other directories here. Just ...
by Currie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Storm of 1968.
Replies: 3
Views: 62

The Great Storm of 1968.

The Great Storm of 1968. "On the night of Sunday 14 January and morning of Monday 15 January 1968 hurricane force winds hit the city of Glasgow before travelling across central Scotland. The impact of the gale was felt particularly across the Central Lowlands, but southern Scotland from Tiree to the...
by Currie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?

Nice going you two.

Maybe the informant was someone from his distant past who would prefer not to say.

But just goes to show that you can run but you can't hide.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?

Thanks Anne, and Happy New Year to all.

Some of them probably didn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Alan
by Currie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?

From The Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser, Saturday, January 15, 1870. A GREENOCK ELOPEMENT. For some days past rumours of an elopement, in which a foreman tradesman and a domestic servant were concerned, have been prevalent in town. The story was kept very quiet, but it has now assumed th...
by Currie
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Merry Christmas.

Edinburgh Evening News, Saturday, December 27, 1873 ATTENTIVE NIGHT CONSTABLES. At a meeting of the Limerick Corporation on Tuesday, Mr Cruise, sub-inspector of constabulary, appeared before the Watch Committee to complain that a number of burglaries had taken place within the last week without the ...
by Currie
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KING ROBERT THE BRUCE A "FEUDAL BULLY."
Replies: 3
Views: 110

Re: KING ROBERT THE BRUCE A "FEUDAL BULLY."

Thanks Sarah, Here are a few selected extracts. The Manchester Guardian, December 28, 1929. Having disposed of the spider, Mr. Johnston proceeds to demolish the King himself. Bruce, on his view, was no more than a "feudal bully" who with others of his sort bulks far too largely in the pages of histo...
by Currie
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KING ROBERT THE BRUCE A "FEUDAL BULLY."
Replies: 3
Views: 110

KING ROBERT THE BRUCE A "FEUDAL BULLY."

KING ROBERT THE BRUCE A "FEUDAL BULLY." M. T. Johnston Attacks Scots History Teaching. "APPALLING NONSENSE" TOLD TO CHILDREN. A remarkable attack on the present methods of teaching history in Scottish schools was made by Mr Thomas Johnston, Under Secretary of State for Scotland, at the second day's...
by Currie
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Gravestone Symbols
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Gravestone Symbols

Newly arrived Scots, American, but 100% Scottish tradition. The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry, by Daniel W. Patterson, 2012. https://books.google.com.au/books?id=s7dGj3J_1cgC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Alan