John & Frank McGuire were identical twins, the youngest children of John & Cathie McGuire originally of Littles Cottages. The family emigrated to Canada in the early 1950’s & settled in Victoria, Vancouver Island. The family story is a book in itself and John McGuire is still living there. The twins became fishermen and deep sea divers. […]
This gathering is a the wedding of Lizzie McGuire in 1950. The photo was taken in Ulva Hut, just off Station Road, at Ulva Place at the Village. Can anybody remember the hut? When was it demolished? Perhaps you are related or can tell me more about Lizzie? On social media: Moyra Lindsay I think it […]
A local news report on 14th April 1883, told of the tragic passing of a young local boy working in the mining profession that week. He had sustained crushing injuries which he could not recover from. “On Thursday, a sad accident happened in No. 2 Pit, Blantyre Collieries, belonging to William Dixon (Limited,) whereby Robert […]
Thanks to Dot Spears-McGuire for sending in some more photos of her family. Regarding these photos, Dot told me, “The first was taken in 1950’s Lizzie Anderson,Alice McGuire(Innes) not sure who the boy is sorry. The darker picture of the 2 men in 1958. John McGuire on left, Joe Brogan right. The lighter photo of the 2 […]
Dot Spears-McGuire has shared several family photos with me recently. Here are some more excellent photos of her family. Dot told me, “The group photo is 1950’s not sure where this is. From left Johnny Logan,Alice McGuire (Innes) Not sure who the lady is sorry and John McGuire (my dad). Stepping off the plane is Alice McGuire (nee […]
Dot Spears-McGuire shared this and added, “St Cuthberts Guild Football Team. Middle left -Pat Mitchell – (Back Row)John McGuire – Joe Brogan – Don Boyle – Willie Lavery, Hughie Carlton. I think Joe Smith is second from the right in front row roughly 1950’s. Dad was born 1935 so looks like the 50’s.” Do you […]
Dot Spears-McGuire said of this wedding photo, “Taken in 1959 is my Mum Catherine McGuire (nee Forrester) and Dad John McGuire. The Little Flower girl is Francess McGourty’s and Frank McGuire or Greenhorn’s Daughter mum thinks she might have been called Frances as well?” Do you know or remember Dot’s family?
Dot Spears-McGuire shared these photos here. Pictured in the 1950’s is her gran from Blantyre, Alice McGuire (nee Innes). Perhaps some people will remember Alice who is pictured here with 2 of her sisters from the Innes family. The trip looks like it was to London. I believe Alice passed away on 28th October 1970, aged […]