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Snapped today in the local ability equipment shop, Perth:
Regular 'jet' style, as I recall.
British Pathe News item about a 1960s scooter rally. I remember meeting members of the Bromley Innocents Scooter Club, but actually before I moved down to S E London. They had come up to Blackpool ('67? '68?) for a Scooter event at Stanley Park, I think. They were not actually anti-mod as such, but all rode box-standard Lambrettas, all wore helmets, and all wore Belstaff jackets. I cadged a short lift off one of them - he was a bit reluctant because I didn't have a...
It also answers the question about braces worn over FPs.
Yeah, that's Willesden, the well-know suburb of Cork!
Irish? Hmmm... Any guesses, folks?
Like I said, tartan as we know it today. Reputable historians would tell you that before that time you would be hard pressed to tell the clan of a highlander from the colour of his clothes. You might be able to take a stab about his general location from the dyes and cloth of a homespun garment, but that'd be about it.
Col, if you can find precisely where in Scotland they actually came (maybe drilling back into Dublin records, Church or civic or census, could give a hint) you could find a mention of whereabouts in Scotland they originally came from. Then tracing the history of clearances in that area might be easier.Clann Fhionnlagh is a sept of the Farquharsons, as you probably know - fairly widespread so maybe difficult to trace.If one of your family turns out to have been a doctor in...
Here's my family tartan. My daughter wore a skirt of this plaid to school, and I have a scarf in it. There's also a 'Camel Thompson', here it is. Yes, the Scottish branch of my family were the first Chavs north of the wall!
See my previous comment
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