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by Currie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Domesticity and Otherwise.
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Domesticity and Otherwise.

A bit more ……….. Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Saturday, July 12, 1890 HOW A WOMAN USES A WATCH. Perhaps a woman can’t sharpen pencils and throw stones in just the orthodox way, but she can take care of a watch exactly to the Queen’s taste, and her inventiveness as to the number of absurd and ridiculou...
by Currie
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Glasgow Necropolis Stillbirth Mystery
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Glasgow Necropolis Stillbirth Mystery

A few scraps, Stillbirths were not registered in Scotland. However, if a child showed signs of life at birth, but immediately died, both the birth and the death were registered. https://www.google.com.au/books/edition/Practical_Analysis_of_the_Acts_relating/-7FXAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=still+births+...
by Currie
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Domesticity and Otherwise.
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Domesticity and Otherwise.

I’m not sure what will turn up in this thread. Hopefully there will be something interesting. Caledonian Mercury, Friday, June 19, 1863 A HUSBAND'S APPEAL. Sir, —I am one of a great number who are deeply interested in the question to which I invite your attention. I am a married man, Sir. I have lon...
by Currie
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.

Thanks all, I thought I might make this into a series, but there’s not much material to choose from. I wonder if Auld Kempie could be an ancestor of Mister Ed, or even Francis the Talking Mule. It’s a shame we can’t follow that up. Alan No sooner is a Horsie complaint, about slippery tram rails, out...
by Currie
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Straight From The Horse’s Mouth.

Trams were introduced to Glasgow in 1872. They were horse drawn and ran on rails. They were much more comfortable for passengers than the omnibuses which ran on the cobbles. You can read all about it in Glasgow History. https://www.glasgowhistory.com/glasgow-trams-through-the-years-part-1.html But n...
by Currie
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Free Access to Military Records via Find My Past.
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Free Access to Military Records via Find My Past.

Thanks for posting that kitkat.

I found some interesting stuff.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 498

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

!!! NEWS FLASH !!! Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday, August 23, 1933 MONKEY’S FREEDOM ENDS. Captured After Three Weeks at Large in Edinburgh. After three weeks’ adventures in Edinburgh the small rhesus monkey has been captured, not in the West End and Roseburn, its main hunting grounds, but in the, to it...
by Currie
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 498

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

Thanks all, This week we have a mixed shopping bag of articles. There are dogs, horses, cows, monkeys, rationing ,bananas, and potentially abandoned babies. Really scraping the bottom of the barrel. Once you get through this lot the shopping will be done. Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Saturday, January...
by Currie
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let’s Go Shopping!
Replies: 31
Views: 498

Re: Let’s Go Shopping!

Thanks everyone, Seeing it’s almost Halloween, it’s probably a good time to do some Halloween shopping. Aberdeen Journal, November 1, 1932 ELGIN HALLOWEEN FUN. Elgin school children yesterday observed the Halloween custom of “raiding” the principal shops in the town in search of nuts and other seaso...
by Currie
Sun Oct 25, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: England
Topic: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: HENRY WRIGHT - BORN 1881 MOSBOROUGH DERBYSHIRE DIED 1922 MARCH CRESWELL COLLIERY ACCIDENT DERBYSHIRE

I don’t really know how the Parish Burial Register system works. Is it only for people buried in the churchyard, or do they include any burials in the parish that are officiated by an Anglican minister? This is the Elmton and Creswell Cemetery in Skinner Street, very nice and well looked after. http...