Tag: auchinraith

National Unemployed Workers Movement

  The National Unemployed Workers’ Movement was a British organisation set up in 1921 by members of the Communist Party of Great Britain. It aimed to draw attention to the plight of unemployed workers during the post World War I slump, the 1926 General Strike and later the Great Depression, and to fight the Means Test. During the 1930’s members of this organisation paid a weekly 1d. Mr. […]

Jimmy Duddy and his Flying Invention

Mr James Duddy was born in 1871 in Mountpleasant, Church Hill, Donegal, Ireland, a son for Michael Duddy and Mary McCay. He moved to Scotland seeking employment and became a miner in Hamilton, where he met and married a local girl Mary Jane Wallace (b1872) on Hogmanay 1890. Children soon followed. Sadly, their daughter Susanna, […]

1967 Scotts Christening at Auchinraith

A couple of photos next from 1967. A family celebration as the Scotts celebrate a christening. Sent in by Neil Scott, he told me, “Maisie Gardner with daughter Christine and grandson Jimmy age 4 years and Donald age 3 months at Auchinraith Terrace at Donalds christening 1967. The other photo is Donald’s christening at Auchinraith Terrace […]