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Renfrewshire / Re: Anyone know about Strone Villa?
« on: Saturday 01 September 18 15:20 BST (UK)  »
       Stanmapstone, 
                              Your maps clarify it.      I did have a note saying that the Strone Villa I was looking for was near Kilmacolm Road, so that settles it.      ...There seems to be a Strone on the Cowal Peninsula, Argyll & Bute, and when I tried googles for Strone, I was getting a confusing mixture of information about Strone in Argyll & Bute and Strone in Greenock.    In fact, I had seen a photo of an imposing looking building named Strone that looked very like a castle, and thought for a minute that might be it.      But it was across the water from Greenock.

        It seems that the Strone Villa in Greenock is a much more modest place than a castle.

       Monica,
                   Many thanks for the info about David Arthur at Strone Brae in 1905.     Useful information.

       

 

       

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Renfrewshire / Anyone know about Strone Villa?
« on: Friday 31 August 18 22:02 BST (UK)  »
     An ancestor of mine was a nurse at Strone Villa in the Gourock area.     She is on the 1911 Census as a Nurse, although she was actually a qualified midwife.    I am trying to find out what kind of place Strone Villa was.    Head of the house in 1911 was a David Arthur, 80, a retired Manufacturing Chemist, a daughter living with him along with two baby grandsons. 

     Would like to know the address of this Strone Villa and if it still exists.    Is "Strone" the name of a district at Gourock?     

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Technical Help / Re: What does 001 mean?
« on: Monday 16 July 18 19:20 BST (UK)  »
Ray,
        I did have an old Epsom my sister gave me about three of years ago - but since then I have been using an old Dell, which my sister also gave me.    Mt computer is a Dell.       I only use the printer for scans though.   I don't use ink cartridges any more because I just think the price of the ink is a rip-off.    I was spending mountains of money on ink.      No more!

        I was glad  ;D that you said you deleted the 001 every time you scan something.    When making my original post here, I thought that if I admitted I was deleting the 001 for every image, it would look ridiculous.       

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Technical Help / What does 001 mean?
« on: Monday 16 July 18 12:27 BST (UK)  »
   I am on Windows 7 at the moment, and I scan photos all the time.     Once I have scanned a photo, I get the Import Pictures box, asking me to name the picture.    So I name it, and click Import.    Next page that comes up has the photo with the tagged name underneath - but with 001 at the end.     What is this 001?     What does it signify?
                                                                 

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World War Two / Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:06 BST (UK)  »
Ady,
           Wow!    That's fantastic.    He goes away, way up in my estimation now....           

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World War Two / WW2 aircrew brevet
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:56 BST (UK)  »
The attached photo is of my father's brother and I have only just noticed that he is wearing what I believe (after investigating it) is an "Aircrew Brevet").    I know that he flew in Lancaster bombers over Germany, but can anyone tell me what this badge means?      The badge appears to have AG on it.       Anyone know if you had to make a fixed number of flights before you qualified for the badge he is wearing?     
 

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Lancashire / Re: Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 16:06 BST (UK)  »
    My mother used to wear the Spirella corset when I was a wee boy...    I am 75 now, so it is a long time ago.     I think they gradually died out.     I seem to remember asking her why she wasn't wearing her "harness" any more.       She retorted: "I am not a horse!"       

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Lancashire / Re: Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 16:01 BST (UK)  »
   Dawn M, 
                It is mainly the what she is wearing on her head that puzzles me.    I doubt if that long cape was meant to be wrapped around her neck on cold days to keep out the cold - but I can't see what else it could be used for.    I would guess the vast majority of folk WOULD highly respect her... but you know, there are always a few.....     

        An ancestor of mine, who was a doctor in Manchester away back in the late 1800's, used ride a horse on his rounds, going out visiting pregnant women in their homes, often in the middle of the night.     He used to deliver babies.   Some of the births were very difficult with the woman in great pain, and the delivery taking hours and hours.    ...Sometimes he had to use forceps for these very difficult births, and he had a reputation for being quite skilled at it too.     Gulp - Better him than me!     

                     

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Lancashire / Re: Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 12:37 BST (UK)  »
    My grandmother, her brother and Edith Rachel Holmes all lived in the same large Manchester house at Longsight and the brother had a Riley car, and he would come up to Scotland on regular visits.       Was it legal for a coffin to be placed into a car and driven all that distance?       I am thinking this might have been what happened, now that you mention cars.   

     I had a ride in that car once or twice.    I can still smell the leather from the seats as though it was just yesterday.     They don't make cars like that any more.

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