Andrew and George Sharp were two of the twelve children of David Cruden Sharp and his wife Catherine Leith, and were my great-grandmother’s brothers. They were both born at Tillyfour farm in the parish of Foveran, about twelve miles north of Aberdeen – Andrew in 1866 and George in 1873.
The earliest date that past members can confirm is the club being formed in 1920, however, there are trophies in the club which date back to this time and no present or past members has recollections of the clubs first secretary
More than 100,000 British children were sent to Canada over a period of seventy years, during the time of the British Home Children scheme. One in ten people in Canada is descended from these children who were sent overseas…most of them never to see their homeland again.
This is a report of the talk on Using Maps in Family History given in November 2014 by Craig Statham from the National Library of Scotland, where he is currently map reading room manager.
Ann Laird, who lives in Hyndland, explains her interests lie in the built environment, particularly in the buildings and tenements of the West End of Glasgow.
Life was incredibly hard for most working people in Victorian times and many had to resort to these ‘poorhouse style shelters’ at some time in their lives.
James Ferguson (1818 to 1894) born in Wallacetown, Ayr and James Urie (1828 to 1890) born in Kilmarnock, were emigrants to Melbourne, Australia and made their fortunes there from manufacturing and installing stained glass windows.
Most readers are aware that rationing was an integral part of life in the Second World War and afterwards, but it is less well known that it also occurred in the previous war, though not nearly so stringently and to some extent, voluntarily.
A packed hall turned up to listen to Dr. Irene O’ Brien’s talk on Glasgow City Archives and Family History in October 2014.
This is the report of the talk in November by Colin Dunlop Donald, business editor of the Sunday Herald, and a graduate of Exeter and Cambridge Universities. He has written for newspapers throughout the world, particularly in East Asia where he worked for five years as an associate professor of international relations at Baiko University, Shimonoseki, Japan.