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by WilmaM
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 20
Views: 243

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

Love it!
The language is wonderful :
trauchled housewife
guidman comes hame at e’en
Divine service last Sabbath
the puir body spent the rest of the nicht in a pitiful manner.
sprauchle across the strand, and then sprauchle back again

Adds so much extra colour to the tale.
by WilmaM
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 20
Views: 243

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

Please get that bottle forensicly examined, it could hold the cure !
by WilmaM
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: John McLachlan and Isabella Campbell, Argyll
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: John McLachlan and Isabella Campbell, Argyll

Hello Sue and [TS_welcome] A couple of questions: What was Dugald's wife called? and when & where were they married? When did his wife die? - so we have a cut off for Scottish records for the family. I found a census, on Freecen, which may or may not be them: Piece: SCT1841/528 Place: Morvern -Argyl...
by WilmaM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

The views are wonderful from thereabouts - though I hate the Brae down to Gardenstown Harbour!
I'd love to be in Portsoy right now!
by WilmaM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....

The valuation Rolls on SP have a Lewis Littlejohn farming at KNOWHEAD ESTATE OF TROUP GAMRIE in 1930, 1935 & 1940. It can be seen here: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=57.67072&lon=-2.33240&layers=170&b=1 If you move the blue dot, you can see that Gardenstown has crept up and swallowed ...
by WilmaM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 20
Views: 243

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

A Dundee Gift Guide!

Cutting it a little tight mind you - published on Christmas Eve.
Though my dad used to do all his shopping on the 24th [ presumably he was paid then]
then go to the Barras in the evening.

Oh, if only half of those shops still existed - Anywhere...
by WilmaM
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

I asked my dad last night - he thinks he still has the book - somewhere!!!
If it comes to light I'll post the book version.
by WilmaM
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

The BBC have obviously heard of this thread and have started showing the series
Britain's Biggest Dig.
Focussing on the archeological finds along the route of the HS2 railway line.

Beginning by the excavation of thousands of burials in St James!

Actually fascinating.
by WilmaM
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scottish Graveyard Scandals
Replies: 19
Views: 278

Re: Scottish Graveyard Scandals

I've a slightly less gruesome anecdote in the family lore. It was published in a book but I don't have a copy and I doubt it was in any newspaper [though you may find it Currie] In the Derrygonnelly area of Fermanagh, a coffin was buried in the family lair of the church-yard. A little later it was f...
by WilmaM
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CANMORE - Unidentified Images
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: CANMORE - Unidentified Images

This project is still ongoing over at Canmore https://canmore.org.uk/gallery/1096464 But we could really do with some extra pairs of eyes. :shock: I've identified hundreds of them, with considerable help from the family, but they seem to be getting trickier. The first church https://canmore.org.uk/c...