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by Currie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: John Watson Guild, Banchory-Ternan
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: John Watson Guild, Banchory-Ternan

Quite a few mentions of the Guild in the newspapers but mainly to do with Annual General Meetings and the like. Here's something more about John Watson. Aberdeen Press and Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), Saturday, January 05, 1929 BANCHORY'S CHIEF BENEFACTOR. Development 100 Years Ago. It is just a hu...
by Currie
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newspaper look up
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Newspaper look up

Hello Ailsa, I checked the forum and that was me, and it was over ten years ago. How time flies! In checking that I stumbled across something I stumbled across some months later in response to a post by Kathy. The drowning and inquest was also reported in the Glasgow Herald, and using the search fac...
by Currie
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newspaper look up
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Newspaper look up

Here be the text. The Belfast News-Letter, Tuesday, July 19, 1898 MELANCHOLY DROWNING ACCIDENT AT BANGOR. Yesterday forenoon a very sad drowning case occurred at Bangor. A young Scotchman, named Dugald M'Farlane, an ironturner by trade, residing in Clydebank, Dumbarton, and who, with other members o...
by Currie
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: John Walker Cunningham
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: John Walker Cunningham

Nothing found in newspapers from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee and Selkirk. Glasgow seems to be closer so maybe the Glasgow Herald has something. Not really searchable but can be browsed. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=GGgVawPscysC If the death date was 19 Dec. 1907, at Bothwell, then I'm not ...
by Currie
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A nurse in an institution in Gourock, Renfrew in 1911
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: A nurse in an institution in Gourock, Renfrew in 1911

Hello Tish, The Smithston Poorhouse and Parochial Asylum did have a pretty horrendous history. The Evening Telegraph and Post, Wednesday, February 01, 1911; NURSES' BATHS. Running the Gauntlet of a Draughty Corner. Opposing a proposal to provide bathroom accommodation in the hospital department of S...
by Currie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A nurse in an institution in Gourock, Renfrew in 1911
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: A nurse in an institution in Gourock, Renfrew in 1911

There was a Mariners' Asylum in the vicinity. "Set in the heart of the West End of Greenock Sir Gabriel Wood's Mariners' Home is a Scottish Registered Charity care home held in trust by the Sailors' Society. We provide quality dedicated care to elderly male/female Alzheimer's, dementia and special n...
by Currie
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Re my 4 times Great Grandfather John Milne
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Re my 4 times Great Grandfather John Milne

Hello Sandal, You may be thinking of Freecen. A work in progress with very good transcriptions but no images. https://www.freecen.org.uk/search_queries/new Here's the previous Rashiebottom thread. http://www.talkingscot.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12907&hilit=rashiebottom I couldn't find much in t...
by Currie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Loss of Prestonpans trawler "Queensland", 14 Feb, 1883
Replies: 8
Views: 645

Re: Loss of Prestonpans trawler "Queensland", 14 Feb, 1883

Hello Danaearis, and Welcome to talkingScot. A bit more of the story. Edinburgh Evening News, Wednesday, April 18, 1883 BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT LEITH. A Board of Trade inquiry into the loss of the Prestonpans fishing boat Queensland, which was swamped off the May Island on February 14th, and the c...
by Currie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Quarriers grandmother's sister
Replies: 3
Views: 93

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: 2065

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 ...