I am absolutely thrilled to bits to be able to share these very precious photos with you over the internet. They have come to me via an aunt with whom my granny lived during her last years - I was let loose on the box of photos, and was able to take some to add in to the family history I am compiling and working on, my mother's side.
This one is of my granny, with two children of her then employer, my mother thinks. I've no further information, but love the photo.
This one is of three of my granny's siblings - , left to right, Lizzie, Jimmy and Kate. I have met them all over the years.
This one is of my granny, when she was working as a home help at Kirkland Farm for the Mathie family; taken late 60s/early 70s I should think. I rarely saw her without her pinny on!
This one, we're not 100% sure about; my mother says it could be a family friend, but I think it's my great grandfather. He was a shepherd for the Duke of Buccleuch; this photo was obviously taken at the same time as the last one - smae place, same wee boy in the picture.
This one is one of my favourite photos ever; it shows my great grandmother Agnes (nee Crosbie), sitting with my granny and the wee boy (I think he may have been part of the family, need to look into that one, it's all a bit complicated, needless to say).
I have made a start on sorting out my mother's side fo the family, but need to get hold of otehr older members before they leave us, and their knowledge and memories with them. I'm hoping to get stuck in this week; finding the internet a fascinating tool in this respect, but I could be on here for hours as one things links and leads to another........
From what my mother has said, there are all sorts of interesting characters not that far back, so looking forward to a bit of a delve fruther into the family hostory, and will post up interesting snippets when I come across them.