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by Currie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947

Ailsa’s reply to my message. Hi Alan My husband Ian is the one who posted. He forgot it would come up as my name. He is doing his family tree and has been puzzling over this uncle for a while. I suggested he try TS as people on the site are very helpful - as you have just demonstrated. He sends many...
by Currie
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947
Replies: 3
Views: 93

Re: Peter Reynolds - 23.12.1905 - 27.5.1947

Hello Ailsa,

I’ve sent you a PM.

Alan
by Currie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Scottish People
Topic: Elsie Berekis, 131 Oxford St, Glasgow
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Elsie Berekis, 131 Oxford St, Glasgow

Hello Alan (& Sarah). Do you know the exact date of her or her husband’s death in 1950? The Glasgow Herald is online for the 1950’s, although you have to browse to find things rather than search. If there is a death or funeral notice it may provide useful information. Let me know if you need help wi...
by Currie
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay in Days Gone By.
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Hogmanay in Days Gone By.

Thanks Annette and Anne, and a Happy New Year to you and yours and all the rest. Here’s another Hogmanay story, this time from Aberdeen after four long years of war. The D.O.R.A. mentioned would be the Defence Of The Realm Act, which I think controlled rationing etc. The Aberdeen Journal, Wednesday,...
by Currie
Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hogmanay in Days Gone By.
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Hogmanay in Days Gone By.

From the Dundee Courier, Monday, Jan. 1, 1923. GOOD-BYE, 1922 LIVELY SCENES ON HIGH STREET How Dundee Ushered In The New Year Hogmanay made a strange Sabbath evening in Dundee. The sanctity of the day was almost entirely forgotten in the midst of the scenes round the centre of the city. It resembled...
by Currie
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: My Scotland
Topic: Childhood songs and rhymes
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Childhood songs and rhymes

Hello Maisie, and Welcome to TalkingScot, I probably wont be any help for you but I was wondering if that was a skipping or ball bouncing song? About what decade do you think it would be from? 1950s?, 1940s? Here's something to watch while you're waiting. https://youtu.be/9DrGijdmBqU All the best, A...
by Currie
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family Secrets and what to do with them?
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: Family Secrets and what to do with them?

Hello Chiddicks, When you say it is a family secret is it one held by you alone that you are keeping from the rest of the family, and you are concerned about telling them, or is it a concern about publishing it and telling the world. If there is a particular member of the family you would be concern...
by Currie
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: James Street Relief Church Edinburgh
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: James Street Relief Church Edinburgh

Hello Outlander, Welcome to TalkingScot, and thanks very much for your contribution. Here’s part of an article about the centenary of the St James Place United Presbyterian Church from The Scotsman, 15 December, 1896. “The session-clerk of the congregation, Mr J. E. Pitman, then submitted a retrospe...
by Currie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.

Hello Brian, I don’t know what the legal definition of “furious driving” was but possibly a bit like the stage coach trying to get away from the Indians. Seems it was worth a fine of £10 or 30 days. The Grocer in this story would have had to have sold quite a few groceries to make up for the fine, a...
by Currie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Christmas Crime in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Evening News, Thursday, December 29, 1898. TO-DAY'S POLICE NEWS. EDINBURGH CITY—Before JUDGE GULLAND TWENTY-FOUR HOURS' CRIME. There were 29 new prisoners brought to the bar. The charges were: Disorderly, 11; incapable, 8; furious driving, 2; loitering, 2; nuisance, 2; putting ashes on the...