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by Currie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CENTENARIANS.
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: CENTENARIANS.

Thanks Anne, This week we have not quite a centenarian as reported in the Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Wednesday, March 1, 1899. ALMOST A CENTENARIAN. A REMARKABLE OLD DUNDEE WOMAN. One of the oldest—if not the very oldest—of Dundee’s citizens is Christina Anderson, a maiden lady who has seen over 90 ...
by Currie
Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 173

Re: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.

I searched for “Astral House” in the newspapers I can access and only found a few death notices. I think the earliest was 1943. However at the British Newspaper Archive site there’s a report of an accident which mentions Astral House in the Aberdeen Press and Journal, Monday 22 November 1965. https:...
by Currie
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CENTENARIANS.
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: CENTENARIANS.

Thanks everyone. This week’s episode of ‘Centenarians’ is from the Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Friday, July 4, 1890, and is about ……….. A FIFESHIRE CENTENARIAN. MRS BALFOUR OF TORRYBURN. There is little in the small townships which cluster on the banks of the Forth between the great Forth Bridge and ...
by Currie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Another New Member with Aberdeenshire interests.....
Replies: 11
Views: 929

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

Hello Lee, and Welcome to TalkingScot. I checked the old newspapers and found a few items. Monday, Dec. 22, 1947, Aberdeen Journal Sale of Cockerels and Leghorn by Smith of Hillhead, Cairnlob. Saturday, Jan. 12, 1935, Aberdeen Journal Death in Australia of eldest son of late John Henderson , Hillhea...
by Currie
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Meat and fie
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Meat and fie

Hello Alan, A search for “meat and fee” seems to bring up more results and explanations of exactly what it was seem to vary a bit. Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow, 1599-1858: https://books.google.com.au/books?id=vhMiuEuKDxsC&pg=PA92&lpg=PA92&dq=%22meat+and+fee%22+scotland+apprentice&source=bl&ots...
by Currie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CENTENARIANS.
Replies: 8
Views: 132

CENTENARIANS.

From the Southern Reporter (Selkirk), Thursday, Aug. 20, 1896. REMINISCENCES OF A FORFARSHIRE CENTENARIAN. In the hamlet of Newbigging, on the high road between Newtyle and Meigle, lives a woman who has just entered on her hundredth year almost amid the same scenes and surroundings where, a century ...
by Currie
Mon May 25, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Precognition

There’s a bit more detail in the Aberdeen Journal, Tuesday, May 11, 1920. LOCH LOMOND BOATING ACCIDENT. The body of James M’Ghie (41), colliery cashier, Cherryhill View, Larkhall, victim of the Ardlui, Loch Lomond, drowning fatality, was recovered by a trawling party on Sunday night. Deceased, along...
by Currie
Sun May 24, 2020 2:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Precognition

Hello Lizzie, The accident may have been reported in the newspapers in the days after the event. Google has the Glasgow Herald online for that year. Unfortunately the copy is unreadable in many places and I couldn’t spot anything obvious. You could give it a try. https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...
by Currie
Mon May 18, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holidaying.
Replies: 0
Views: 63

Holidaying.

From the Evening Telegraph, Dundee, Friday, August 6, 1886 HOLIDAYING. “Tie up the knocker; say I'm off for my holidays.” What the week’s day of rest is to the week, the year’s holidays are, or ought to be, to the year. There is a break in the stress of action, in the monotony of toil, and the time ...
by Currie
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Memory of Johnny
Replies: 1
Views: 73

In Memory of Johnny

In Memory of Johnny Farg. This was intended to be a short post about how I had found a story about a lithograph of Johnny Farg, native of Markinch, but could find nothing else about him. It would be unusual, in the 1840s, for someone to get a lithograph made of them unless they had a degree of fame....