George Alston Junior


Screen Shot 2017-05-10 at 19.29.06Alston, Mr. George Charles (Junior) – was born 13 Sept 1864 at Craighead, Blantyre, Lanarkshire. Living a priviledged life, he studied at Eton Matric Michs 1883, acquiring his qualification, a BA in 1886. For a time also he was in Ceylon as a tea planter.

He is pictured here in 1895 sporting a moustache and wearing a suit at the back of this Eton team photo.

He lived sometimes at Craighead but later more permanently at Hill House, Newbury Berks, England. George married and had children, one of whom also called George would go on to serve in World War one. George Alston Junior died June 5, 1930 aged 65. Relatives of the Alston family had a close affiliation with this area, also previously owning Auchinraith House.

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With thanks to Basil Van Dort for the Eton photos.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017

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Johnstone Purdie Jane Now…I wonder if he was related to my art teacher at Hamilton Academy? His son went on to be part of a band with Justin Curry? Della….something in the eighties. Mr. Alston was my neighbour when we lived in Strathaven.
Elizabeth Weaver The band would be Del Amitri? But I’m no help otherwise, sorry,

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