Sweet factory Glasgow.....

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IanL
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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by IanL » Wed May 05, 2010 2:06 am

First time user here. Don't know proper procedure, but am researching Lambertons and John Gray & Company. Have got a lot of info on Hugh Lamberton 1819-1888. Would appreciate any hints, directions, sources. My eye was caught by Davie's post.

Thanks,
Ian

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by IanL » Wed May 05, 2010 2:10 am

Also Momat's post. Who is the author of the book "The Gorbals?"

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by Currie » Wed May 05, 2010 4:19 am

Hello Ian, and welcome to TalkingScot.

Is this the book as discussed in this thread? viewtopic.php?f=72&t=13684

If you haven’t already been there you may find information about the Lambertons and other confectionery manufacturers etc in:

British Library Newspapers 1800-1900 http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/

Google News Archive (put Glasgow in source box for Glasgow Herald 1930s to 1960s) http://news.google.com/archivesearch?as ... _scoring=a

The Edinburgh Gazette may be worth a try http://www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/

A separate search in Google Books (although whether viewable in full depends for some books on your location) http://www.google.com.au/webhp?complete ... 02f8e87aed

Here’s some other books with ‘Gorbals’ in the title. http://www.google.com.au/books?as_q=&nu ... n=&as_issn

Hope that helps,
Alan

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by IanL » Fri May 07, 2010 1:20 am

This is excellent. Thanks so much, Alan. I hope to learn more about how to use this site, but already I can see that it's a fantastic resource. Again, thanks!
Ian

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by dizzybint » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:57 pm

My we mammy worked in cowans sweets in the Brigton area, think it might hiv been Broad st.. there wiz also Milady chocolate factory, need to look that one up though.. there was another near Strathclyde school in the eastend but dont remember the name, Ill try and find out for you..My cousin worked in Reeves chocolate work at Barrowfield . all long gone now.

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by emjay » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:53 pm

I beleive my Great Uncle Frank Hamilton Reeve was the Reeve of Reeve's Chocoalte. He had a son Rennie Hamilton Reeve, but thats all I have on the family - would love to expand on that or filll in more info - the family has spread far and wide over the globe with very interesting characters. Any details would be much appreciated

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by SarahND » Tue Dec 28, 2010 9:29 am

Hello emjay and [TS_welcome]

This looks like your Frank in 1901. Do you know where in England he was born?

3 Queensborough Gardens, Govan, Lanarkshire
Frank Reeve, 43, Head, born England, Chocolate Manfr
Mary Reeve, 27, Wife, born Dunlop, Ayrsh
Roy Reeve, 2, Son, born Glasgow, Lanarksh
Alice Bannister, 21, Servt, born England, General Servt

All the best,
Sarah

P.S. Answered my own question with a 1910 ship manifest. He says he was born in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by emjay » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:12 am

Hello Sarah thank you so much

Yes born in Leighton Buzzard - would have been raised as a Quaker - a lot of them seemed to go into Chocolate - famous ones Mr Fry and Mr Cadbury!- they all ( 9 brothers and sisters) had interesting religious leanings though their lives, his brother Alfred - my Grandfather- came out to Australia as did another brother Charles. The Reeves were mainly very long lived... my mother was a late baby - number 12 - when he was in his 60's.

Interesting your info as he may have a second child, as the one I know of was born in 1889 and by then he was in boarding school

1901 Census Berkhamstead Hertfordshire ( Boarding School)
Rennie H Reeve - 12

Is there a way one can get ot birth info from the other side of the world??

cheers
Mary-Jane

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by SarahND » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:37 am

Hello Mary-Jane,
Interesting about the Quaker connection, since in 1881 his father was a Publican :roll: Would seem a bit unlikely, but perhaps it was a pub that catered to members of the Society of Friends, who knows?!
emjay wrote: Is there a way one can get ot birth info from the other side of the world??
It looks like he had a new wife and a new child between 1891 and 1901. In 1891 he is married to Annie, with 2 year old Rennie in the household. Rennie was also born in Glasgow, so you should be able to get both boys' birth records from the record office website at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk A search for surname Reeve, born in Glasgow City between 1888-1899 gets only the two hits: Rennie and Roy. It will cost you one credit to see that page of hits and five credits each for the birth certificates.

All the best,
Sarah

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Re: Sweet factory Glasgow.....

Post by LesleyB » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:45 am

Hi Mary-Jane
and welcome to Talking Scot
Is there a way one can get ot birth info from the other side of the world??
yes, you can download digital copies of the original entries for a small fee at:
www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk

Best wishes
Lesley

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