Category Archives: Grandad R. (paternal grandfather)

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

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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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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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“Whatever you do, boys, don’t betray your fellow man”: the Dorans and the Irish uprisings (Object 48)

In my previous post I wrote about my Mum’s first great love affair, with a young man from an Irish family who tried hard to convert her to Catholicism. Had he succeeded, they may quite possibly have got married and … Continue reading

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The Glasgow Boys (object 11)

As may have become apparent, my parents came from very different backgrounds (I consider myself the product of a “mixed class” household). Dad came from a large, happy, affectionate working class family raised in a “room and kitchen” in a … Continue reading

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