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by AndrewP
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: census download Ancestry
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: census download Ancestry

Hi Annette,

Yes for England
No for Scotland (transcriptions only)
elsewhere - I don't know.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: OPRs and others
Topic: What does this say?
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: What does this say?

Hi Alan, The first mystery word could be "granted". The second mystery word could be two words and the first part of that could be "command", followed by a much shorter word. I admit to clutching at straws in trying to decipher this. I looked up the term "boxmaster" to see if the context would help....
by AndrewP
Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 179

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

Hi ChipChip, I looked up the death certificate of the lady whose name is given in the Edinburgh Gazette that you mentioned above. All three deaths on that page were at Astral House, Gray Road, Liff. Two of the three had a 'usual address' underneath the hospital, implying that the other was resident ...
by AndrewP
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Institutions
Topic: Astral House, Gray Road, Liff, Angus, Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 179

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

Hi ChipChip, This may not be the answer you were wanting, but it looks like Astral House may well have been the address used for Liff Hospital, or by its earlier names, Dundee District Asylum or Dundee District Mental Hospital. It was not uncommon for such hospitals or poorhouses to have a 'more res...
by AndrewP
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Statutory Records
Topic: Margaret Lauder Stewart
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Margaret Lauder Stewart

Hi Lizzie,

Most probably Hartwoodhill Hospital, Shotts.

All the best,

AndrewP
by AndrewP
Tue May 26, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Good Shepherd Convent
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: Good Shepherd Convent

Hi Mark, Google Maps says that it would take in the region of 1½ hours to walk from Woodhall Drive to Clerwood House. I trust your granny was fit, Clermiston Road is a long steep uphill from Corstorphine to Clerwood. See the following Google Maps webpage: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Woodhall+D...
by AndrewP
Mon May 25, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Census
Topic: Good Shepherd Convent
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: Good Shepherd Convent

Hi Mark, Woodhall Drive is a street in Juniper Green, about 30 minutes walk (according to Google Maps) from the convent by footpaths through the dell. Parts of the Juniper Green "Woodhall" streets were built for the Council. Woodhall Road, Colinton is a distance from Juniper Green and is all private...
by AndrewP
Mon May 25, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Census
Topic: Good Shepherd Convent
Replies: 13
Views: 2271

Re: Good Shepherd Convent

Hi Mark, The convent was demolished in the early 1980s and about 200 houses were built on the site. The only pictures that I can find online are an a couple of websites (with the same three pictures): https://canmore.org.uk/site/157203/edinburgh-woodhall-road-convent-of-the-good-shepherd https://sco...
by AndrewP
Sun May 24, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precognition
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Precognition

Hi Lizzie, The Loch Lomond incident was reported in The Scotsman on 10 May 1920 - also without a name. LARKHALL MAN DROWNED AT LOCH LOMOND - A drowning accident took place near Ardlui, at the head of Loch Lomond, on Saturday afternoon. A party of four men, hailing from Larkhall district, had been ou...
by AndrewP
Sat May 23, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Hutton Dairy Lanark Rd Slateford
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Hutton Dairy Lanark Rd Slateford

Hi Mark, The building including 1-5 Lanark Road can be seen just above the centre of this 1940s map. https://maps.nls.uk/view/102732770 This is a couple of miles from where I was raised, but not an area I was commonly in. My first memories of there are from the mid to late 1970s, by which time that ...