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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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Lanarkshire / Re: Where in Glasgow is Russell St West?
« on: Tuesday 26 February 19 22:18 GMT (UK)  »
      I think Russell St changed its name to Wemyss Street about 1928.     My grandfather lived at 5 Russell St in 1928, then at 11 Wemyss Street from 1928 to 1934.      He is on the Glasgow Electoral Registers.   

     My father (now dead) used to say they lived at Russell Street but there was a name change, and they were then living at Wemyss St.      Probably the name-change was 1928.

     

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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Kenneth Martin image.
« on: Tuesday 26 February 19 20:09 GMT (UK)  »
      I just wondered if it might be possible to improve this terribly worn out photo of my father, Kenny Martin, in the cockpit of a plane.       He was in the RAF from 1936 to 1946.       Perhaps it could be cropped at the bottom up to where that shadow begins......

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Lanarkshire / Re: Help please - Stevenson Place, Baillieston - 1899
« on: Sunday 27 January 19 22:51 GMT (UK)  »
Monica,
           On the 1905, I am not certain but I think the way it reads, John Stevenson, Miner,  may be Propretor of numbers 5, 6, 7, 8.     

           And I have just been looking at the 1915 Rolls, probably at the same time of you, and there were quite a few Stevensons living there, and John Stevenson seems to be Proprietor of 10, 12, 14, and 16.       I think I can see why it might be talked about as being "Stevenson's Place" instead of Muiredge Terrace.

           I went through 91 pages of the 1915 Rolls, searching for "Stevenson's Place" and I didn't see it.      So maybe Muiredge Terrace is correct.

           I live only a mile from that building and when I was a boy, I used to be able to take a short-cut through a large underpass that cuts right under the houses like a tunnel.   The short-cut brought you out onto Main Street, Baillieston right next to the house named "Edelweiss" where the Templetons used to live..     You can't take that short-cut any more!

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Lanarkshire / Re: Help please - Stevenson Place, Baillieston - 1899
« on: Sunday 27 January 19 21:38 GMT (UK)  »
        I tried this:   I went onto the Valuation Rolls on Scotlands People.     I went to  1905  and filled in, Surname: Stevenson.   County: Lanark.     Parish: Old Monkland.   Place: Baillieston.     Then clicked search, and a John Stevenson came up, living at Muiredge Terrace, Westend, Baillieston.

        I haven't opened it yet.     Need credits.     Will do it tomorrow. 

        Wonder if John Stevenson was a Landlord or whatever?

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