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Ayrshire / McCall Bakery Ayr
« on: Tuesday 22 October 13 10:58 BST (UK)  »

Hi, would be very grateful, if anyone has any photos (old postcards) or any information/memories about the McCall bakery in Ayr, High Street.

I have seen some entries in the trade directories of the late C19th.

I have been in touch with Ayr Archives, but no photos.


Hertfordshire / Re: Walby butchers
« on: Friday 18 October 13 16:02 BST (UK)  »

I am related to a Dorcas Walby (born around 1790's) of Aston End, Hertfordshire, her father/family were butchers and I have done some research and found two further Walby butchers from Walkern, the next village over. 

William Walby 1674
Ralph Walby 1679

I believe I have read somewhere that the Hatfield Walbys have a connection to the Aston Walby's.

The Walby name seems to have become Worbey in this area now over the centuries.

Occupation Interests / Shoemaker (Scotland) Iron face pressed into brickwork.
« on: Friday 18 October 13 15:27 BST (UK)  »

My paternal ancestors the McCalls, came from a small village in Ayrshire called Straiton and were a family of shoemakers resident there from mid C18th to well into the C19th.

The attached image is of a cottage with what looks like quite an old iron cast face, pressed into the brickwork, it has been mentioned it is the face of a souter (shoemaker) and marks the home of a cobbler.

Has anyone seen anything like this before and could validate this information?

Thank you

Ayrshire / Re: Lost family after 1861
« on: Friday 18 October 13 13:41 BST (UK)  »
Anthony McCall was my G-G-G grandfather and I am descended from his son Thomas, who does not appear on the 1871 census going by the previous posts.  He was born in 1856 and also became a baker.

I have got a copy of the will also mentioned in this thread, but the handwriting is difficult to read.

Anthony died on the 15.4.1876 aged 47.

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