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pba

Old pics of Scotland.

Lets try this again. Good day Gentleman. I was looking through old family pictures of Scotland and came across this one and though who best to ask where and what it was but the locals. I was put on to your site by a now friend Matt in Neilston who is presenting working on a cenotaph for the town there. I had posted some pictures of a great uncle of mine on ancestry.ca who served during the first war with the Argyll and Sutherlands and and who was killed in France. Matt seen them there and was able to contact me here in Canada. Since then we have both been able to share photos some of which I would never have been able to see.
So here goes and I hope it works. I don't have a clue what happened there but for one, I don't see the picture.


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jUST A COUPLE MORE PICTURES THAT WERE FOUND WITH THE LAST ONE.



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jUST A COUPLE MORE PICTURES THAT WERE FOUND WITH THE LAST ONE.

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This actually looks like a berthing dock that has frozen over  
pba

I have to admit, I didn't realize that the Glasgow area got such cold temperatures with snow as show in the pictures. I thought we in Canada had a monopoly on it. Just a word of warning, never eat yellow snow.
All pictures were taken some where along the Clyde. The first I'm sure is a left bridge. With the black smoke coming from the chimneys they were all still burning coal. I thought that the frozen berth was probably a repair or refit area of some kind.
Alycidon

I have to say that I am not totally convinceed that these photographs are of Scottish Locations, the only Bascule bridge of that size that I can think of is the Inchinnan Bridge over the River Cart, but it has a different configuration of control cabins.
Given how polluted the Clyde and it's tributaries were, with local industry pumping out filth and such I don't think that much ice would have formed on the Clyde - I am more inclined to think that these photographs are of US or Canadian origin.
Of course I could be wrong
pba

I would be very surprised if any of this would look the same today because the pictures were brought to Canada in 1920.
Here is one of my grandfather on the far right at work. He owned the pictures and this one is take on Perth St Glasgow which looks to be able 300 yards from the Clyde.

norrie

Perth st Anderston, great photo, thanks for posting
Long before my time
pba

help me out her what and where is Anderston??
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Thanks.

norrie

Hi pba, Anderston is a few minutes walks from Glasgow city centre
Check it out on Google Earth  and drop into the streets
A greatly change place, Perth st still exists
Great to see these old photos of Scotland
sputnik

thanks for sharing pba.i know saltcoats and coylton quite well.joppa appears in other places as well,it is derivation of Jaffa from what I believe.
Hawick_1987

Very nice finds, thanks for sharing.
Vinny the Mackem

pba wrote:
help me out her what and where is Anderston??

A quaint little fishing village on the Clyde, as I'm probably misquoting Billy Connolly!
pba

Glad you all enjoyed them as I did. Matt in Neilston mentioned that he is finding out that there seems to be more old pictures and postcard of Scotland in Canada, the States and Australia and there is in Scotland. I tried pointing out people normally don't buy postcards or take pictures of  their local area for themselves as they would see them probably daily. They would buy and post them and pictures to relatives oversea though. In past times mail was the only way to communicate with loved ones who had immigrated abroad. I have tried explaining it to my grandaughter but they just can't understand how anyone survived without a cell phone or at least a computer. The hardest thing to explain was that not every person in a B&W photo was dead already.
I do use google maps a lot and was able to find perth st ok and had done what you had suggested. I would have been surprised if there had been anything there still. The address was 317 perth st. on the back of the picture. I did go down also to street level in the Talbolton picture. I'm pretty sure that the house which has the people standing outside with the kids playing is still there and also the building across the street. the rest of the street has holes or other building now. I also found the little school around the corner which is mentioned on the back of the postcard.
When I first started doing the ancestry thing I thought that both sides of the Grandparents seemed to have moved around a lot. It wasn't until I started using google that I realizied that these different placed were actually pretty close to each other and many would have been on one of the only roads available at the time from north to south.. Same for the many pictures I have having different place names for the studios where they were taken. I'm reading Neilston, Netherkirton, Barrhead, Pasley, Airdries, Glasgow, Kilmarnock which lead me to believe that there was great distances involved.
My relatives use to get a lot of letters from Coylton sputnik. I think that my father visited there a couple of times while on leave before going to Sicily and Italy. He had married a Brighton nurse and they went there for their honeymoon. I would like to find out more about the graveyards there which sounds a bit morbid but probably have family members buried there. I have great aunts and uncles born in Ardrossan. One of which was killed in France in 1917. In the old family pictures I found a couple of pictures of him which I posted on ancestry and was surprised to get a post from Neilston saying that his name is on the stain glassed windows of Neilston parish church and also on a plaque in the school there he attended. They asked could they use the pictures in a  commemorative book they were having done up. His name will be on  cenotaph that they are working on. Thet sent me pictures of the school plaques and of the church stained glass wondow. They also managed to find out what his wife and little girls name was as I didn't seem to be able to on ancestry. I'm finding that the Scots were better at keeping records for births/deaths etc that the English.
Vinny mentioned Billy Connolly. He did a series over here about travelling old American highways. I don't know if you have ever heard of route 66 which is one of them which at one time ran pretty much across the States. Now like everything else it's hacked up with newer roads and really isn't the gate way to the west like it once was. Anyway, Connolly decided to explore it but not in a car but on a trike. (3 wheeled motorcycle)
here's a quote.
The Big Yin turns Easy Rider and follows a lifelong dream as he makes the iconic 2488 mile (4004km) journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivalled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history: the world changing events and the comic asides.
In some places the locals have no idea what he saying with his accent.
They are wanting him to speak English and he tries to convince them that he already is.


pba

I mentioned a great uncle in my last dare I say near book I just sent you so thought someone might like to see who I was talking about.
He was in the Argyll and Sutherlands. He joined up with his best man and both were killed. You might have heard on the news that an "A"HOLE shoot in the back an killed one of the young lads who was guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier in Ottawa. His Regiment here was also the Argyll and Sutherland. In 29 years of military service I had never heard of his militia unit but must be a sister unit of the one in Scotland.













pba

How your grandparents and great-grandparents dressed in the late 1800's and early 1900's in Scotland.










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pba

I wonder how Lady Gaga would have dressed if she had lived in these times??
norrie

Hi pba, a glimpse at times gone by, thanks for posting

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