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by Beckenham1
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Death certificate in Singapore
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Death certificate in Singapore

Is there anyone in Singapore who could help me retrieve a 1955 death certificate?

I could repay with visiting Kew and or the British Library...

Many thanks in advance
Jim
by Beckenham1
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Asia
Topic: Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online
Replies: 3
Views: 1895

Re: Singapore Newspaper Archives Free Online

Current website site for this is: http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/
by Beckenham1
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Massacre at Monzievaird Church 1490
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Massacre at Monzievaird Church 1490

I'm trying to locate the site of the Massacre at Monzievaird. Apparently it took place at the Kirk of Monzievaird, Perthshire. I think the building may have been in Hosh. Am I correct? Does this building or it's foundations still exist? I think this church may have been closed, and absorbed into the...
by Beckenham1
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: North Berwick - The Little Bass and Catherine Watson
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: North Berwick - The Little Bass and Catherine Watson

Thanks for your help, those that replied. It's a pity, I enjoy quirky little facts like this... :D
by Beckenham1
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: North Berwick - The Little Bass and Catherine Watson
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: North Berwick - The Little Bass and Catherine Watson

Castle mound is on the other side of Yellow Craig Rock from Little Bass, maybe 700 feet away. Looking at the 1832 (Great Reform Act) map you can see Little Bass is noted atop an inverted T. Perhaps that was a mapping reference point. There are also two other artefacts nearby, (that I think) are late...
by Beckenham1
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: North Berwick - The Little Bass and Catherine Watson
Replies: 5
Views: 501

North Berwick - The Little Bass and Catherine Watson

On the early maps of North Berwick there's a landmark feature noted somewhere between the town and the site of the North Berwick Castle called the “Little Bass”. It’s on the East Links. You can see it clearly on the map of 1832. http://maps.nls.uk/view/74491922 It's a landmark because of its similar...
by Beckenham1
Fri Nov 11, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Idiom: Hunching at the bit
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Idiom: Hunching at the bit

I was watching an interesting movie by James McAvoy recently; Trance (2013). When he was interviewed about why he took the part, James says: "I was hunching at the bit, as we say in Scotland... It just means I was desperate...I was hungry to play this part." http://www.npr.org/2013/03/30/175709286/w...
by Beckenham1
Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery location
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Re: Mystery location

The stone cross shown is Caedmon's Cross in the graveyard of St. Mary's Church in Whitby; the film Whitby Prays For Fishermen 1948.
by Beckenham1
Wed Mar 16, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery location
Replies: 3
Views: 578

Mystery location

I’m trying to identify the location in this pathe video Some folk have speculated that its Methil Harbour on the Firth of Forth - during the blessing of the Boats? I have doubts about that See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEY9kA3OYNE In the video there is a celtic cross which is identical to one ...
by Beckenham1
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Ross Gardener's a father and son
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: Ross Gardener's a father and son

Just for the record I discovered my man was the Head Forester at Castle Cawdor...

Thanks for looking.