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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 20:23 GMT (UK) »
Again in the 1932 Stirling index I have noted a Bartholomew Kidd, railwayman, at 54 Lower Bridge Street and a James Kidd, Grocer at 10 Bayne Street.
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Ferguson (Stirling & Parish of Kincardine) Stevenson (Bannockburn) Cowan (Stirling) McLean (Glasgow,† Dundee & Skye)

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #37 on: Tuesday 28 February 12 23:30 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Fergie38
James Kidd was my grandfather and that address is where my father was born.
I believe the Bartholomew you mention was the youngest of my father's uncles

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #38 on: Sunday 01 April 12 19:43 BST (UK) »
I think the houses in Broad St may have been renumbered at some time, possibly when the top of the town was being redeveloped. My great grandparents and subsequently Grandparents lived at 40 Broad St for many years, certainly from 1900's through to 1940's, but when my grandad died in 1955 his address was given as 23 Broad St. Tried to find no 40 a few years ago and seem to remember numbers don't go that high, but remember my dad pointing building  out to me when I was a boy and think these might have numbers in 20's now.
 By the way, useful Stirling directories from turn of 20th century are available from internet archive, eg for 1903 http://archive.org/details/cookwyliesstirli1903prin

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #39 on: Monday 02 April 12 13:06 BST (UK) »
Do you know if the Gillespie in that List was William as if so would be very interested in the date of the document as trying to find a William Gillespie who was a relative of a relative of mine Robert Gillespie.
P.S. my mum grew up on Broad Street so may know a bit more.


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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #40 on: Sunday 08 January 17 01:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

My mother's granny lived in broad street and I can remember her talking about a parrot in a pet shop below.  Does anyone know the name or the owners of the pet shop?

Linda

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #41 on: Sunday 15 January 17 15:57 GMT (UK) »
Only pet shop I remember in Stirling (1950's , 60's) was Archie's in Baker St.

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #42 on: Sunday 02 December 18 11:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
My ancestors were from Stirling. Baker Street and Broad Street.
My Gt Gt Grandfather, David Galashan was a master upholsterer. Businesses various numbers in Baker Street. His wife was Helen.
Residence was 44 Broad Street where the family resided for many decades.
They had 15 children. Baptisms in St Ninianís. Their grandchildren and a married daughters Mother- in-law lived there too.
Of the 15 children, one ended up in Belfast, one in Dublin, some in England but most spent their whole lives in Stirling.
Many many Galashan births and deaths at 44 Broad Street in the 1800s into 1900s.
I knew that number 44 was demolished and was some kind of rest garden. My Mum visited in the 80ís and found this.
I have found this old thread most interesting.

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #43 on: Sunday 02 December 18 15:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi 'Family Trees'

My Gt Grandfather lived at No 40 Broad Street and was a journeyman upholsterer - so he may even have worked for your gt gt grandfather. If you look back at the previous posts on this topic you will see a plan of broad street and some mention of a court at no 44. These buildings were not entirely demolished but there was a lot of renovation done in the 1950's I think. The entrance to the court, by my reckoning, was via an archway (with 2 figures in front of it in the plan). That archway is still there and now has no 22 on it, and leads to Kelly court, a sheltered housing complex. The building to the right (which had doorways to Nos 42 - a pub- and 40 - a close) now only has 3 windows (no doorway) on to broad street. BTW the 1911 census has only David Galashan (age 56), a brother Chas(?) and a sister Jane living in what must have been main residence at 44 (there were other houses / flats with same number). This is shown as having 10 rooms with one or more windows, so appears to have been pretty spacious compared to other properties round about.

Sandy

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Re: Help please re. Broad St and Baker St - Stirling
« Reply #44 on: Sunday 02 December 18 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Hello Sandy,

Thanks for your post.
Iíve read the whole thread - fascinating stuff!

Iím sure my Gt Gt Grandad at least knew your Gt Grandad.
David Galashan senior was a cabinet maker and an upholsterer then a master upholsterer when he employed 2 men and 3 women.
He died in 1902.
His wife Helen died in 1909.
The family lived at number 44 Broad Street for a long time, many births and deaths there.
The 1911 cenus shows his grown up children, his son David was also an upholsterer. Charles and Jane.
As around 20 people lived there at one time they needed all those rooms!

Another son, Johnston Galashan was a master hairdresser with premises in The Arcade.
Daughter Jane ran a boot shop.
Two more sons were a jeweller and a hairdresser.
The sons who went to Belfast and Dublin were chemists.