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Title: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Shonamarshall on Sunday 16 February 20 21:17 GMT (UK)
Hello,
A few years ago I found a photo on the internet of my Granny, Fanny Mullins, standing at the level crossing gate. I believe this was at Winkston, near Peebles, where she was the crossing keeper.
Unfortunately (and stupidly), I didnít make a note of where this was or print off the photo.
Iím pretty certain she was called Frances on the photo.
Iíve tried several times to find it, to no avail.
Can anyone help, please?
Thank you,

Shona
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Milliepede on Sunday 16 February 20 22:13 GMT (UK)
What year was the photo taken (roughly) and how old was Granny at the time ie little girl or grown up?

If you search for Winkston photos and railway crossing some old black and white images come up.

Sorry if you have already tried that but if not a look through those may find the one you want.
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: CaroleW on Monday 17 February 20 00:00 GMT (UK)
Was it on somebody's family tree?
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: CaroleW on Monday 17 February 20 00:03 GMT (UK)
Fanny Philips L Bald married in 1924 to William Livings Mullins in Midlothian

Fanny was born 1896 Stow Midlothian and died 1980 Peebles
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Shonamarshall on Monday 17 February 20 20:20 GMT (UK)
Hello, thanks for the help!
Granny was an adult when the photo was taken, late middle age I would say. Iím sure I remember her wearing a Ďpinny  í in the photo and wearing glasses.
Iíve tried ĎGooglingí variants of Winkston, railways, Peebles railway etc, but the photo hasnít ever reappeared!
Iím certain the photo wasnít within a family tree.
Iím so grateful for the prompt responses!

Shona
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Milliepede on Monday 17 February 20 20:30 GMT (UK)
Do you live in that area Shona?

Maybe the local library would be able to help or perhaps a local family history group if there is one.

Hope you find it  :)

PS Was it a black and white or colour photo?
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: DonM on Monday 17 February 20 20:49 GMT (UK)
Since I don't know what Fanny looks like did you look here, there dozens of photos?

https://www.railscot.co.uk/companies/P/Peebles_Railway

Don
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Shonamarshall on Monday 17 February 20 22:48 GMT (UK)
Hello and thank you to all the people who have responded so far.
I donít live in the area, I live in the South of England, but may follow up the local history group idea.
Iíve looked at the Ďrailscotí photos.....no luck!
Iíll keep trying!!

Thanks,
Shona
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Shonamarshall on Monday 17 February 20 22:49 GMT (UK)
P.S the photo was a black and white.......taken maybe 1950s onwards? Granny died in 1980 in Peebles.
Title: Re: Fanny Mullins (nee Bald)
Post by: Milliepede on Monday 17 February 20 23:00 GMT (UK)
I want to see it now so please do share if you find it  :)