Miners and Weans
Miners and Weans fae Baird’s Raws
|My Dad, Wullie Sim, would have worked with these miners. He used to tell the story about how they used the handles of pails to shape their bunnets, but I think he was just winding us up.|
|The weans o’ Baird’s Raws Early 50’s
Sent in by John Dunsmore whose sister, Ruby, is third on the back row
Margaret Devine – Bridie Travers – Ruby Dunsmore
Sadie McKinnon, Mary Devine, Ethel Murray, May Murray
Cathie Murray, Betty Gibson, ? Travers, James Devine, Cathie Devine
Ethel Watson: I am a Murray Ethel
John Dunsmore: I think the other girls name was. Francis. Travers.
Mary Waddell: Where was this Marie l don’t know it ?
John Dunsmore: It was the Bottom raw Baird’s Row down where Parks Coaches are now there also was a greyhound race track and Blantyre Celtic junior fitba team pitch.
Lynette Coulter: Aw my wee mum cathie coulter (Murray) ❤️
Jean Maxwell: I remember the Murray girls well.
Melissa Marshall: Aw my Gran Ruby 💗 xx
|The weans o’ Baird’s Raws 1929-30
Just think how innocent they were back then. They wouldn’t even know why they had to stand still or kneel and probably didn’t know what a photograph was. And yet to come was the second World War and all the adversity that brought. I would just love to be able to trace their individual lives, now that would be a story worth telling.
Maureen McGilligan Downie: That’s my Dad front row in the middle behind the ball James McGilligan.
Blantyre’s Ain: Wow Maureen, is he still with us?
Maureen McGilligan Downie: No my Dad died 37 years come the 18th of December. (1977)
Jim McDougall: What a brilliant photo Bill . It brings back memories of growing up in Dixon’s Raws in the 40s.
Wendy Dalgleish: That’s when kids played in the dirt lol.
Brendan O’neill: My mum was a Baird’s raws wean.
Ann Stevens: My mum was a Baird’s Raws lassie. Her name was McKinnon and lived in bottom raw.
Heather Mcwilliam: What a great picture and what a range of facial expression.
Helen Dunsmuir: Great picture.
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