Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


A day in the Past

Some photographs of what life was like in Scotland and England in the past which is now starting to disappear.

The Free Church by John Philip 19th century

A savage lampoon of public religion by James Howe (178o-1836)

School girls by James Cowie 1935

Young Women who gutted and packed fish on Lewis c1920

Climbing the greasy pole at South Queensferry

The Aberdeen-Inverness stagecoach which existed between 1811-1850’s before the coming of the railway

Fishermen with their tackle outside a cottage at Elie, Fife 1907

Baiting Lines at Stonehaven in 1880

children late 19th or early 20th century

Dressmakers employed by Mr Veitch of Peebles 1898

The motor trawler Iona on the island of Lewis late 60’s early 70’s. The boat was taling gannet huntersto the island of Sula Sgeir.

Collecting seaweed to be used as fertiliser for South Loan Farm. Pittenweem about 1920

Newhaven Fishwives late 19th century

Tam o’Shanter Ayr. There is a historical link between the Inn and Burn’s Poem

High St Lanark. Where William Wallace according to Blind Harry Killed the English Sheriff Hazelrig in revenge for the murder of his wife.

A highland hut at Lochaber

A Close of the High Street Edinburgh 1850

Dunblane Cathedral

Tower House of the Castle of the Bishop of Moray at Spynie

Twelve year old prisoners 1873

Example of a Adam and Eve Stone

St Cuthberts Edinburgh c1880

Edinburgh Castle from the Cowgate, Edinburgh 1856

The result of industralisation for many a blighted landscape

Father Time

The Canongate, Edinburgh c1870

Candlemakers Close, Leith, Edinburgh 1950’s

Coburg Street Churchyard Leith 1850

The Vaus flatstone South Leith Church

Barefoot Children in Tolbooth Wynd Leith c1900

Henry Robb’s Shipwrights Shop at Albert Road about 1921

Workers at Fisher Howard and Sons, Easter Road, Cork merchants and importers 1905

Miss Paterson Lady Superintendent Leith Hospital 1891

The “Doctors Room” Leith Hospital 1906

Operating Theatre in 1910 Leith Hospital

A group of Nurses Leith Hospital 1896


A Piece of Charles Edward Stewarts Tartan, insert Major David Tulloch and the cooking pot from Grants of Genmoriston

The Medicine Chest of Charles Edward Stewart held by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Rare Scottish Snaphaunce Long gun

Pair of Brass pistols

Silver mounted Targe

The modern Weaver

Edinburgh Castle 1780 by Alexander Nasmyth showing the Nor Loch

The Mitchell Monument South Leith Parish Church

The Spence Monument South Leith Parish Church

The above picures are of the Stanley Mills-An early factory village seven miles from Perth

The above are pictures of the Carron Iron Foundary at Falkirk

Glasgow Fair 1825

Dunblane 1880

Slezer’s view of Dunblane Cathedral 1692

The Market Place, St Albans, Early 19th centiury

St Clements Churchyard Cornwell. A traditional Tombstone

Box Pews in Holy Trinity Church, York

source-Scottish Memories, National Museums of Scotland, Historic Scotland, South Leith Church, A Beacon in our Town, Christine Hoy, The National Trust

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