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Scotland / Re: Handloom weavers photo and tongue twister
« on: Yesterday at 14:48 »
Quite a bit on Rootschat about Eaglesham's hand-loom weavers in general & the Kego family in particular. A planned village of the earls of Eglinton, Eaglesham was noted for its silk weavers then it's cotton spinning mills boosted the hand-loom weaving of cotton.
 The last living of that trade was a Thomas Waterston around 1900, wonder if that's him at the loom pictured? There were also two women hand-loom weavers at the hinner-end, a Jeanie Kego & a Mary Wallace, very unusual.

https://www.geograph.org.uk/article/Eaglesham-The-Story-of-a-Planned-Village

Skoosh.

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Spring Trade
« on: Monday 28 September 20 11:00 BST (UK)  »
Leaf Springs for Wagons.

Skoosh. 

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: Demonstrations in Trafalgar Square
« on: Monday 28 September 20 10:29 BST (UK)  »
Yorkshire Tea, not for me!  ;D

Skoosh.

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Armed Forces / Re: R.A.F. Jargon IN 1929
« on: Friday 25 September 20 14:58 BST (UK)  »
Here-aboots we use Puggled for drunk!  ;D   In the Scots dictionary also.

Skoosh.

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Lanarkshire / Re: Morton family of Hamilton Farm Rd
« on: Friday 25 September 20 13:58 BST (UK)  »
Farme/Ferme, Farme Cross, Rutherglen, I knew it as Ferme when I worked nearby. The castle is long gone sadly! now just factory units. Hamilton Farm was part of the Farme estate, the Hamilton's acquired Farme from the Flemings, hence the name. Difficult URL just type it up.

https://www.glasgowwestaddress.co.uk/Old_Country_Houses/Farme.htm

Skoosh.

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Scotland / Re: Dhu surname
« on: Wednesday 23 September 20 10:07 BST (UK)  »
I think this name is Dow which can be pronounced Dhu. I knew one such named Wullie!.  ;D

Skoosh.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1783 location in birth document - need a hand
« on: Wednesday 23 September 20 10:01 BST (UK)  »
Good shout Kilhenzie. I doubt if that will be how it's pronounced in Ayrshire though!  ;D

The Boyle's are the earls of Glasgow but I'd keep that quiet!

Skoosh.

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Scotland / Re: Sept of Clan Gordon confusion
« on: Monday 21 September 20 16:33 BST (UK)  »
I think the Gordon's had lands in the south of Scotland before moving north. Black places them in Berwickshire & dismisses any notion that they were ever a clan as such. They, as major land-owners, had feudal control over a multiplicity of tenants, not quite the same thing.

Skoosh.

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The Stay Safe Board / Re: A no win situation?
« on: Monday 21 September 20 16:23 BST (UK)  »
The English experts today claimed that a patient having had Covid doesn't necessarily mean immunity to another attack and that there is no evidence that the virus is any less virulent than it was in March.

Skoosh.

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