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by Currie
Wed Apr 14, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cat Family Genealogy.
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Cat Family Genealogy.

Cat Family Genealogy. Imagine being a cat and having all records older than about 20 years withheld because of privacy concerns. Imagine being a cat when that means that up to maybe fifteen generations of your family are hidden from view. For a human that would be the equivalent of maybe 300 or so y...
by Currie
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family of John Proctor and Margaret Macrae
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Family of John Proctor and Margaret Macrae

While it is possible to pin down the location of a infantry regiment at any particular time the Royal Artillery were “everywhere” which is what their cap badge motto, “Ubique”, means. Because they were in a support role and in relatively few numbers they tended not to be mentioned much in the newspa...
by Currie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for George - 1960s Glasgow singer
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Looking for George - 1960s Glasgow singer

Nice find Sally. The Evening Times report https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kN9AAAAAIBAJ&sjid=C6cMAAAAIBAJ&pg=4595%2C3585500 List of band members. No mention of a George and none of McBain either. There was probably a lot of chopping and changing. https://www.greenocktelegraph.co.uk/opinion/1401...
by Currie
Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Working Life
Topic: Occupation - Blockmaker.....
Replies: 8
Views: 2161

Re: Occupation - Blockmaker.....

Hello Juliet, and Welcome to TalkingScot. If the Blockmaker was from an area anywhere near a ship building operation then the blocks would undoubtedly refer to those of the block and tackle variety. According to the “Chimney Corner Companion", 1827, the Royal Navy required nearly half a million, to ...
by Currie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Fifeshire Militia
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Fifeshire Militia

That’s ok Wilma. I found another couple. Caledonian Mercury, Thursday, Mar. 13, 1806 Dover, March 7.--The Hereford and Fifeshire Militias have received orders to march from hence on the 16th inst. to Deal. Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 1806 The Fifeshire and the Renfrewshire Militia have mar...
by Currie
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:26 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Fifeshire Militia
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: Fifeshire Militia

Here’s the regiments.org page for the Fifeshire Militia, but it’s fairly incomplete. Uniform given as scarlet with yellow facings. https://web.archive.org/web/20070416100323/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/volmil-scotland/militia/fife.htm List of officers 1809. https://www.google.com.au/books/...
by Currie
Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange Freak Of Fisher Girls.
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Strange Freak Of Fisher Girls.

Hello Wilma, I had a look for both those bites and this long forgotten poem emerged from the dusty pages of the Glasgow Herald, Wednesday, September 2, 1885. THE SHIVERING BITE Oh, wha amang Auld Killie’s sons Can e’er forget the day When first he strippit on the beach To gambol 'mid the spray. When...
by Currie
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Looking for George - 1960s Glasgow singer
Replies: 12
Views: 265

Re: Looking for George - 1960s Glasgow singer

Hello John, and Welcome to TalkingScot. Hopefully Glasgow was not so violent at that time that the murder didn’t make front page headlines. That’s unless more newsworthy events crowded it out. Google has two Glasgow newspapers online for that time period. The search facility is generally useless but...
by Currie
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange Freak Of Fisher Girls.
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Strange Freak Of Fisher Girls.

Thanks Wilma, Meg, and Sarah. Meg, as quite often happens, I found the article while looking for something else and put it aside for later. And Wilma, dookers was a new word for me. Down here, when I was a boy, I think we called them togs. It’s been a while, I don’t know what they call them now. Bac...
by Currie
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange Freak Of Fisher Girls.
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Strange Freak Of Fisher Girls.

Dundee Courier, Thursday, June 23, 1870. STRANGE FREAK OF FISHER GIRLS.—Yesterday morning, while a number of young men were enjoying “the luxury of a bathe” at Broughty Ferry, they were subjected to annoyance from rather a strange quarter. A number of fisherwomen, returning to Broughty Ferry from ga...