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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: 138

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: 168

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: 646

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: 107

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: 2092

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 ...
by Currie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Storm of 1968.
Replies: 3
Views: 91

The Great Storm of 1968.

The Great Storm of 1968. "On the night of Sunday 14 January and morning of Monday 15 January 1968 hurricane force winds hit the city of Glasgow before travelling across central Scotland. The impact of the gale was felt particularly across the Central Lowlands, but southern Scotland from Tiree to the...
by Currie
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?

Nice going you two.

Maybe the informant was someone from his distant past who would prefer not to say.

But just goes to show that you can run but you can't hide.

All the best,
Alan
by Currie
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?

Thanks Anne, and Happy New Year to all.

Some of them probably didn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

Alan
by Currie
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Hogmanay Scandal Anyone?

From The Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser, Saturday, January 15, 1870. A GREENOCK ELOPEMENT. For some days past rumours of an elopement, in which a foreman tradesman and a domestic servant were concerned, have been prevalent in town. The story was kept very quiet, but it has now assumed th...
by Currie
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas.
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Merry Christmas.

Edinburgh Evening News, Saturday, December 27, 1873 ATTENTIVE NIGHT CONSTABLES. At a meeting of the Limerick Corporation on Tuesday, Mr Cruise, sub-inspector of constabulary, appeared before the Watch Committee to complain that a number of burglaries had taken place within the last week without the ...