Category Archives: Glasgow family

My Learning Relation: Attila the Nun (object no.172)

A few posts ago I featured the books written by a family friend, so here is another book written by a member of our extended family. The author gave me a copy some years ago, but I donated it to … Continue reading

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Shaggy dog story

It’s Christmas Day, so here’s another old card from the archives. It looks as if it was once a Christmas card, but has been converted into a gift tag by the judicious application of some pinking shears – a common … Continue reading

Posted in 1960s, Glasgow family, Grandad R. (paternal grandfather) | 1 Comment

Oh, what a card!

Following on from my previous post, here’s another picture of a horse drawn caravan, this time on a birthday card given to me on my 11th birthday by my Auntie Margaret. Margaret Press was not a relative but was my … Continue reading

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Memories of smiles and songs (Object 127)

Here is another photograph of my parents’ wedding in 1952, taken on the steps of Barnes Methodist Church. Mum has her mother, my Grannie Lane, to her left, and her best friend and bridesmaid, my Auntie Margaret, behind her. To … Continue reading

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Mair Glesca poyems (Object 92)

My last post but one featured my Dad’s poems, some of which were about life in the Glasgow of his birth (100 years ago this year). His 4 brothers were also artistically talented, and this post is about his brother … Continue reading

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Happy Centenary, Wee James (Object 84)

My Dad was born 100 years ago today. This is the earliest known photograph of him, a studio portrait which was sent as a postcard to an uncle who had emigrated to Australia. I know this because of 2 separate … Continue reading

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The Lewis mailcoach and the Glasgow trams (Object 70)

This photograph of my great grandmother Mary Murray, nee Morison, was sent to me by a cousin in France whom I have never met. Brother 1 knew her from his visits to France in his youth and has kept in … Continue reading

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