My Clydebank Photos

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Owen
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My Clydebank Photos

Post by Owen » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:05 pm

Hello everybody,
My name is Owen and I have a website called My Clydebank Photos. My daughter, Jennifer bought me a website package for my Christmas so I used it to display photographs I took of Clydebank in the late 70s and early 80s. I always wanted to put my photos on the internet but was not sure how to go about it till I got the package and then it was very simple. I also have present day photos, a Then and Now section, an Out and About section and a Guest page. If you would like a look, you will find me at www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk

Thank you.

Owen
http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk
Owen at My Clydebank Photos

daj
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Post by daj » Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:16 pm

Brilliant photos -- well done on the site
[color=navy]David.
Researching: Jamieson/Glasgow, Scotland + New York. Fiddaman/Durham. Russell/Lanarkshire[/color]
[url=http://www.jamiesontree.co.uk]My Tree[/url]

joette
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Post by joette » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:47 pm

Brilliant Owen I spent many (late) hours looking at these last night.
I was interested when the name Greer came up on one of your photos.
Any connection to the Greers of Old Kilpatrick-Robert Greer(Abbey Parish Renfrew)c1833 & Catherine Jenkins(Falkirk) set up home there & raised many children including my Great-Granny Mary Simpson Greer.Gilbert was his brother & they both lived in OK & both were employed as stone-masons by the Clyde Trust.
I had a great trip down memory lane & will post your link to my Facebook page-I have many Bankies in exile who will love your photos! You might end up with more in return.
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

Owen
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Location: Clydebank

The name Greer

Post by Owen » Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:31 pm

Funny you should ask about the name Greer. My nephew mentioned on the site is not related to the Greers in this area but Chuck Faller who has some photos on my guest page asked me the same question as he is related to the Dalmuir Greers, which could possibly be the Old Kilpatrick Greers. I will send him your text to see if there is any connection.
Thanks for looking in on my website.

Owen
Owen at My Clydebank Photos

Ina
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Post by Ina » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:28 pm

Hi Owen,

Great site. The priest from my church here in California is from Cydebank. I'll pass your site on to him. I'm sure he'll enjoy it.

Ina

Owen
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Post by Owen » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:39 pm

Thanks Ina,
That would be great. Them Bankies sure do get around don't they? Thanks for looking. You take care.

Owen
Owen at My Clydebank Photos

Ina
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Post by Ina » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:29 pm

Hi Owen,

Yes they certainly do get around. Shocked the daylights out of me the first time I went to this church and heard the thick Scottish accent.

Thanks again for the site.

Ina

Owen
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Greers

Post by Owen » Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:18 pm

I have had no word back about the Greers. Will keep you posted.

Owen
Owen at My Clydebank Photos

joette
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Post by joette » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:36 pm

Cheers for that Owen.Just to let you know that my bankies stretch from Ontario to Boise in Idaho & a honorary one in Spokane.
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

Owen
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Location: Clydebank

Re: My Clydebank Photos

Post by Owen » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:35 am

Hello everybody.
Just a wee note to let you know I have old maps from the 50s of Clydebank and surrounding areas on my website now so you can see where all the old streets and buildings used to be. The maps are by permission of the National Library of Scotland. I don't know if you know this, but photocopies of old maps of Scotland can be purchased at a very reasonable price from the NLS for your own personal use. You can see my maps at http://www.myclydebankphotos.co.uk
Owen at My Clydebank Photos

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