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Offline kathleen0969

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The cobbler smyllum orphanage
« on: Wednesday 07 March 18 21:22 GMT (UK) »
Hi I am trying to find out the name of the cobbler who fixed the shoes of the children in smyllum orphanage between 1955 to 1962 he had a hut on the grounds that he worked from

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Offline arthurk

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Re: The cobbler smyllum orphanage
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 08 March 18 13:39 GMT (UK) »
Off the top of my head, I wonder if you could look through trade directories to see who the cobblers in Lanark were at that time. Phone books too, if they had a classified listing. Electoral registers are unlikely to help much unless he actually lived in the grounds.

Some of these are online at sites like Ancestry (I haven't checked for dates/coverage), but the most comprehensive collection is likely to be in Lanark Library - see http://www.slleisureandculture.co.uk/info/89/lanark_library/443/local_history_heritage_and_family_history

If the cobbler had some kind of contract with the orphanage, he might be mentioned in administrative records, if they still exist. There's more on these at http://www.childrenshomes.org.uk/LanarkSmyllum/
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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