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East Church in Chapel Street, Airdrie was erected in the 1790s as a ‘Chapel of Ease’ for the Church of Scotland parish church in Glenmavis
A friend once ran an antique shop on the island of Arran. He had an eye for interesting pieces, often picked up at Glasgow auctions, and one day he had on display a Victorian embroidery sampler, found rolled up at the back of a chest of drawers.
Steven & Struthers was a typical Glasgow small engineering business. This is their story.
During this period the family built a mausoleum in the grounds of the East Kilbride Parish Church. This became the burial place for the family until 1801 when Andrew Stuart was the last to be buried there.
In 1831, only 4,500 men out of a population of more than 2.6m people could vote in parliamentary elections.
A Dr Trudeau had opened a state-of-the-art sanitorium at Saranac Lake in New York State.
It contained the photographic record of an exotic journey through the Far East, to Penang, Rangoon, Mandalay, Shanghai, Nikko, Kyoto and Hangchow, returning home to Britain in Spring 1935.
This burial ground was established by the Calton Incorporation of Weavers in 1787. It is also known as the Calton Weavers’ Cemetery though there are folk of many trades buried there. That year the weavers had gone on strike against the undercutting of their wages by cheap imported textiles. The troops were brought in and six of the strikers were shot dead.
Victorian photograph albums were, in the main, the preserve of women.