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Lanarkshire / Re: Brick Wall - Ann Hawthorn Maiden name Ralph
« on: Tuesday 02 April 19 12:07 BST (UK)  »
    I wonder if any of the census returns that you know about have the family living at Hamilton, Lanarkshire.      Reason is that I see a couple of births from there, as follows...

    Ann Hawthorn, 7 Oct 1839.    Parents: Archibald Hawthorn/Ann Ralph       Hamilton.
   
    Jane Hawthorn, 18 Nov 1841. Parents: Archibald Hawthorn/Ann Ralph.      Hamilton.

     The dates may be either baptismal dates or birth dates.    The info above is just the Preview Information before opening the actual certificates on Scotlands People.

     Is this new to you, or do you already have these births?
                                                                               Brian

   

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Lanarkshire / Re: Grandfather at either Coatdyke Hospital or Coatmill Hospital
« on: Thursday 14 March 19 08:03 GMT (UK)  »
    The place I visited had elderly patients who were in beds, and to get to my grandfather's ward, I had to go to the second floor of the building.       It was away back  about 1960 that I visited him.     Two years later he was living at Merrystone House.        I have the impression of the hospital  being quite large.       I wonder if it could have been Coatbridge though.        I don't think so, because he was a cricket fan, and he mentioned attending a game at nearby Drumpellier once.   

      By the way, he also mentioned that when he was a young man, he saw the great W.G.Grace play cricket when he was down South.  ...The ward he was in seemed like a Geriatric ward, rather than like a Home.

   

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Lanarkshire / Re: Grandfather at either Coatdyke Hospital or Coatmill Hospital
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 11:16 GMT (UK)  »
       I think you must be right.      People would be referring to Coathill Hospital as Coatdyke Hospital, simply because it was in Coatdyke.    From there, he moved on the Merrystone House, Coatbridge.   After a while, he caught pneumonia and was rushed to Motherwell Hospital and died there.      He was a great old guy with a wonderfully gentle sense of humour.      I never heard him raise his voice in annoyance or anger in all the time I knew him.

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Lanarkshire / Grandfather at either Coatdyke Hospital or Coatmill Hospital
« on: Tuesday 12 March 19 08:12 GMT (UK)  »
    Just before he died in 1962, my grandfather, John P Martin, was living at a place called Merrystone House, Coatbridge.      I suspect that was an old folks Care Home - does anyone know if that is right?

  ....Before that, I remember visiting him in a hospital at Coatdyke, and up until now I have always thought that it was Coatdyke Hospital, but I see on the map there is Coathill Hospital.        Is there, or was there, also a Coatdyke Hospital?      If there wasn't, then it must have been Coathill Hospital I visited.     Would just like to know.
 

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 16:27 GMT (UK)  »
Carol,
          That's the best.      Softer overall picture but sharper outlines of everything.      Just right - thank you,

                                                                                                                 Brian 

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 09:50 GMT (UK)  »
       ..... I just looked at my father's memoirs and he mentions that there were Hawker Harts at Abbotsinch when he was there.       They must have looked pretty much like Hawker Hinds, I imagine.
 

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 08:53 GMT (UK)  »
        I think the date may be anywhere between 1936 and 1939.      At the beginning of the war, he was sent to RAF Montrose, then to Wick, Weston Super Mare, Hook, and Belgium, where he was almost killed.     He was Ground Crew, repairing planes, but he was often bombed when living in digs next to dromes, so he saw plenty of action.       I believe Abbotsinch received "batches" of planes when he was stationed there, before the war.       His brother Morris Martin flew as a Navigator & Gunner in Lancasters over Germany.      Morris was based in England of course.
 

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Thursday 28 February 19 06:59 GMT (UK)  »
            Like that one too.       Softer tones.       Excellent!

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 17:34 GMT (UK)  »
Trish, 
          That's very nice.       The photo was in a terrible mess.       Thank you so much!       Very grateful!

                                                          .....    doddsie4

                                                                                                           

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