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.
The portrait however disappeared and has still not been traced.
In 1800, the British parliament passed the Glasgow Police Act, establishing a professional police force for the city. Other Scottish cities and burghs followed suit, but Glasgow can lay claim to having the first modern municipal force.
Cunninghame Combination Poorhouse was built between 1857 and 1858, to the north west of the coastal town of Irvine.