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Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:06 GMT (UK) »
Please can anybody decipher the handwriting on the back of the photo. I think it gives the placename but can't really read it.
The photo seems to have been removed from a photo album and has got green fibres/fluff on the back. I've tried to remove as much as I can but didn't want to damage the handwriting.
I've included the front of the picture, in case, anybody recognises the location.
Grateful for any help

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Re: Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:16 GMT (UK) »
It looks something like Kilmacoline...any idea of where the owner of the photo lived?
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Re: Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Carol
If it's the Nuttall side of my family - Bury, Lancashire, Horwich and then they moved to Ipswich.
If it's the Seddon side of the family - Liverpool, Lancashire
The other side of the family are all from Liverpool too.

I've inherited a lot of old photos from my Aunt and most aren't labelled. The fluff makes it really hard to read any which are labelled.

I didn't know if it said something like Hydro? in the line above - but I couldn't find anything likely when I tried to Google.


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Re: Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:23 GMT (UK) »
I think it's Kilmacolm, which is in Renfrewshire. The top word is presumably somewhere in the locality.

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The Wikipedia entry for Kilmacolm mentions a hydro there.
Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

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Re: Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:27 GMT (UK) »
Wow - thank you both.
I forgot to add that my paternal line moved to Liverpool but my g-grandfather and his family were from Belfast and we think they were Scots-Irish. 
I wonder if that could be a place in Scotland were the McMillen's originally came from.

This gives me a new line of research for Belfast relatives as I'd got stuck in the 1830s as I can't find anymore records.
Thank you!

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Researching among others:
Bartle, Bilton, Campbell, Craven, Emmott, Harcourt, Hirst, Kellet(t), Kennedy,
Meaburn, Mennile/Meynell, Metcalf(e), Palliser, Robinson, Rutter, Shipley, Stow, Wilkinson

Census information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:34 GMT (UK) »
I was close  :P ;D ;D ;D
Better view here.
Carol
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Re: Deciphering handwriting on the back of a photo to find location of photo
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 25 March 21 15:39 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both so much. ;D

I'll see if I can get the picture dated but there's not very much in it to date it by. I can't tell how old it is. I'm hoping it's someone getting a picture of the land of my ancestors, rather than somebody who stayed at the hotel.

Thank you so much though as I'll do more investigating and see if I can a Renfrewshire link to the family. I'm very grateful