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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Dating of Glasgow Family photograph
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 16:21 GMT (UK)  »
Certainly can't find any info ( so far)  on a photographer in business at Cross Street, Glasgow during this era .Or a Cross Studio.
There was a Cross Street in Partick and a Cross Street in Pollockshaws circa 1905, according to Post Office Directory.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Dating of Glasgow Family photograph
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 15:20 GMT (UK)  »
I agree with gadget. I think it's just decoration. There is a cross Street in Glasgow :D

Oh yes, I see what you mean. Could just be decoration beside the address.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Dating of Glasgow Family photograph
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 13:17 GMT (UK)  »

Is there an Irish connection with your Glasgow families - there is an Old Cross Street in Newtownards  in County Down ( but I don't know if there was a photography studio there circa 1901/08)


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Love letter from France
« on: Thursday 05 November 20 09:03 GMT (UK)  »
I read - I have been down to try and find the hat  ;D but no success .
Looking at the "h" of had and have earlier on the card could that first letter be an "h"?
And could Les or Florrie have lost a hat !  ;D

Looby  :)


There was a birth in Dailly, Ayrshire on 24th June 1872 of a James McCrindle to a George McCrindle and an Elizabeth Shaw  which might be of interest.

I have often found people acquire middle names which are not recorded on their birth certificates as they go through life. The 'Shaw' in James McCrindle's name could be a nod to his mother's maiden name.

Looby :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Child's name on 1850 census
« on: Tuesday 27 October 20 09:00 GMT (UK)  »

Could the name be Cora ( with a rather squiggly capital C) ?
Certainly that is the transcription on Familysearch website   :-\
The boy Edwin Slater aged 4 could be on the 1860 Census ( aged 14) living with a Stephen and Eliza Patten ( Eliza perhaps his sister?) in Ontario, Wayne, New York.
Looby  :)

Aberdeenshire / Re: Alexander Noble - but which one?? (Re The Nobles in Fraserburgh)
« on: Sunday 25 October 20 08:04 GMT (UK)  »

I think Alexander's occupation could be Pilot

Looby  :)

PharmaT - I agree. Christmas grottos not the same anymore. Did you see the film footage I posted the link to? Imagine a Santa arriving in Glasgow like that today  :o

Skoosh, obviously like St Enoch's station the Eagle will be long gone  :'(   I'm too young to remember the pub.....back then the only foaming drink I would be "swallying " would be Cremola Foam !

Looby  :)

I too remember Lewis's and being a country bumpkin it was a marvel.  There were escalators and Mum would have a firm grip of our hands.  The lifts were operated by an attendant.  Did he rhyme off what was on each floor?
The basement had a large food hall and the choice quite staggering to me.  A firm favourite was the ham on the bone cut to order and of course the biscuits. 
There was a bit which sold records and it had booths for listening to your chosen disc before buying. Bought my first LP, Tom Paxton's Ramblin Boy and still have it! Had others given as presents buy something special about buying with your own money.
If memory serves me I think you could buy everything you needed there.  Ah memories.

Thank you fraser1,
We travelled through from Ayrshire and I think we spent the entire day in Lewis's !
Oddly, I don't remember the escalator....maybe we always used the lift ( novelty factor).
Thanks for confirming listening booths in the record dept.
Great memories of great days !

Looby :)

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