NMP – share & info courtesy off & with many thanks to Brian McGinley. Any u guys mind when the fun fair used cum red ashy ?
Salvona’s ERF and wagon on the Palace Grounds at Hamilton just after going in on Sunday 27th Sptember 1987.
Picture courtesy of David Wilson.
Danny McBride sent us this picture which was possibly taken in the 70’s or 80’s. In the picture we have the Hamilton & district primary school football squad.
The team brought home the consolidation cup after beating Glasgow west Boys club 1-0 in the final. The all important winning goal came from Scott Dunsmuir of David Livingston Primary.
The winning team members were: Michael Campbell, Craig Logan, Henry Brown, John McGrain, Grant Callander, Jason Hughes, Ross Kerr, Stephen McCormack, Daniel McBride, Johnathan Hassan, Martin Donnelly, Scott Dunsmuir, Brian Johnstone, James Campbell, Stuart Allan & Robert Wildman.
Were you one of the boys in the picture? Tell us about that winning day.
Tom Kelly sent us an I.D. Card that was issued during the war.
The government introduced National Registration Identity Cards in World War II. Everyone, including children, had to carry an identity (ID) card at all times to show who they were and where they lived. The identity card gave the owner’s name and address, including changes of address. Each person was allocated a National Registration number and this was written in the top right hand corner on the inside of the card. The local registration office stamped the card to make it valid.
The identity card belonged to Thomas W Kelly who lived in 60 Beckford Street in Hamilton. Further information on the card stated that Thomas had recently moved to 56 Eskdale Terrace in Bonnyrigg (Perhaps due to the war?) and later to 80 Elmbank Crescent. It was issued in 1948 when the blue card was introduced for adults. The card had an expiry date of 23rd of September 1964. Until then, adult identity cards had been brown, the same colour as children’s cards. (Government officials had green ID cards with a photograph.)
On the back of cards for children and young people under 16 was space for the parent or guardian to sign. The parent or guardian was responsible for looking after the child’s identity card, and producing it when required.
Thank you Tom for sending this in, Perhaps you could tell us more about it. Garry,
Christopher Ford sent us a picture of his grandfather taken in 1914. Christopher wrote:
“My Grandfather Peter Kane (on the right) from the auld town with the Seaforth Highlanders in September 1914.”
Do you have an old picture that you would like to share with us? Send them in and we will share with the group.