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Stacks fisheries!?
« on: Thursday 08 November 12 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Hey everyone

My great x 2 grandfather died in 1931 at stacks fisheries in Bo'ness....

Can anyone tell me what this was?? As I have no idea how he would have ended up here!

Thanks

Paul
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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 November 12 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Paul

Is that all his death cert shows? Just Stacks fisheries for residence?

Monica  :)

PS Not that I can see any reference to Stack fisheries in Bo'ness...
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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 08 November 12 23:09 GMT (UK) »
Paul,  The Stacks gets a mention on here,
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/boness/chapter10.htm

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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 November 12 10:16 GMT (UK) »
The Stacks mentioned there being a farm?

There is mention here of a John Paul at the Stacks in 1925 (second item on the l/h column) to do with the building of houses on that land www.edinburgh-gazette.co.uk/issues/14180/pages/1306/page.pdf

Can't see reference to the 'fisheries' bit of it... :-\

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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 11 November 12 18:00 GMT (UK) »
hi everyone

sorry i havent replied sooner.

thanks for all the information.

i am totally baffled by how james ended up here when he had spent all of his life in glasgow.... maybe i will never find out.....

on the death cert, all it states is that he died at stacks fisheries, carinden.

so strange.....

thanks everyone.

Paul
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BROWN
KERR
COPELAND

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KERR - ANDERSTON(GLASGOW) & ARGYLL
REID/BROWN - GOVAN
COPELAND - GLASGOW

IRELAND
LEITCH
DUFFY

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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 November 12 21:12 GMT (UK) »
The Paul family still farmed at Stacks at least up to the end of the 1960's - I played there as a kid.  Far east side of Bo'ness accessed from Carriden Brae and then about 1/2 a mile east of Carriden House.  There was a big pond at the farm and the perhaps the 'dam' nearby could have been a fishery at one time - it still is adjacent to part of the Stacks farmland.

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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 November 12 22:30 GMT (UK) »
My great great grandfather who does here, had been a potter most of his life and then a restauranteur for a short period around 1913 to 1915 and then died at stacks fisheries in 1931.

I just can't figure out how he ended up here!

It's maybe one of those little mysteries that will never be solved.

Are there post office directories for Bo'ness?

Cheers

Paul
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BROWN
KERR
COPELAND

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KERR - ANDERSTON(GLASGOW) & ARGYLL
REID/BROWN - GOVAN
COPELAND - GLASGOW

IRELAND
LEITCH
DUFFY

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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 November 12 08:50 GMT (UK) »
Hi Paul

These are the main online post office directories made available through the NLS www.nls.uk/family-history/directories/post-office

Don't think they have Bo'ness and also, in the main, stop around 1912 for the online versions. Likely you will need to view the later directories at a local Lothian reference library that has these.

Monica  :)
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Re: Stacks fisheries!?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 November 12 11:01 GMT (UK) »
Paul,  try the Falkirk Library and see if there's anything in the Falkirk Herald archive for this fishery. Sounds like they're raising trout?

Skoosh.