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Offline Gary Johnston

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Re: R S Workman - Artist - LOCATED
« Reply #9 on: Friday 08 November 19 08:03 GMT (UK) »
Will let you know how I get on. I can't attach a picture of the paintings on this site I don't think as the file seems too big. I could email them to you if you wanted? The old ruin I mentioned in one of the paintings appears to be a derelict Salt House - the industry which I presume gave Saltburn its name.

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Re: R S Workman - Artist - LOCATED
« Reply #10 on: Friday 08 November 19 14:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gary, the town’s name is Saltcoats; originally “Salt Cots” as the “cots” (cottages) were built adjacent to the salt pans where salt water was allowed to evaporate.
From my childhood in Saltcoats, I don’t recall any structure known as a Salt House and there are no cliffs of any decent size around.
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Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
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« Reply #11 on: Friday 08 November 19 17:50 GMT (UK) »
Gary:  welcome to RootsChat  :)

Just to clarify that Saltburn (Saltburn by the Sea) is in North Yorkshire.  A wonderful place, and OH and I visit each year for the Folk Festival.

http://www.saltburnbysea.com/

Sorry, I know nothing of Saltcoats in Scotland.
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Re: R S Workman - Artist - LOCATED
« Reply #12 on: Friday 08 November 19 22:22 GMT (UK) »
This is the watercolour of The Old Harbour.

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Re: R S Workman - Artist - LOCATED
« Reply #13 on: Friday 08 November 19 22:24 GMT (UK) »
And this is my other watercolour which features a derelict building. Is this an old Salt cottage? Sorry images are so compressed.
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« Reply #14 on: Friday 08 November 19 23:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gary, the first is most definitely Saltcoats Harbour. The second could be as BumbleB suggests.
Robert’s occupation was Gas Retort Setter and he invented something to improve the process of Gas Retort(ing). It is possible he travelled to demonstrate his invention. I believe a Gas Retort heated coal until it gave off gas which was stored in large gasometers until required for use. I recall gas street lighting in Saltcoats until the early 1950s and it’s gasometer which was situated directly opposite my Primary School.
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Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa

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« Reply #15 on: Friday 08 November 19 23:46 GMT (UK) »
Hi Gary and welcome to RootsChat...great find, lucky you  8) Thanks for sharing.
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Re: R S Workman - Artist - LOCATED
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 09 November 19 00:30 GMT (UK) »
The pyramid near edge of picture 2 might be Ailsa Craig (aka Paddy's Milestone). The feature beside it looks like a rock with a lighthouse.
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Re: R S Workman - Artist - LOCATED
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 09 November 19 00:52 GMT (UK) »
Yes, it does resemble Ailsa Craig but there is no island/rock bar between it and the mainland coast.
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32.04'.04"S 115.48'.30"E
Hamilton, Kennedy, Lovell, McCreadie, Murray, Workman - Ayrshire, Scotland
Lovell - Texas, USA
McCreadie - Dunedin, NZ
Boyle - Eire
McCreadie, Wills, Wyatt - Queensland
Tait/Tate - Toronto, Canada
Workman, McEwan - OFS, South Africa