Death of Jimmy Brownlie’s Father

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Dundee Courier – Friday 17 November 1939

Death of Jimmy Brownlie’s Father

Saw Livingstone in 1856

Mr James Brownlie, father of Jimmy Brownlie, former manager of Dundee United, died yesterday morning at the residence of his widowed daughter, Mrs Alex. Wardrope, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre. He was 94.

Jimmy Brownlie lived in the Hoolet's Nest

Jimmy Brownlie

Hoolet's NestAuld Jimmy worked until he was 82 years old, giving up his job as a roadman for the county council in 1927. On his 90th birthday in 1935, he was described as being known as “Old Jimmy”, a popular and well-known local character who was often seen taking his daily one mile walk.
Old Jimmy died on 16th November 1939. An article from the Dundee Courier on Friday 17th November 1939, stated, “Mr. James Brownlie, father of Jimmy Brownlie, former manager of Dundee United, died yesterday morning at the residence of his widowed daughter, Mrs. Alex. Wardrope, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre. He was 94. Mr. Brownlie was born in the Auld ” Hoolit’s Nest Inn ” in the Barnhill district of Blantyre. He had a vivid recollection of seeing Dr David Livingstone when he paid a visit to his birthplace in Low Blantyre village on December 30, 1856 at the age of 12.

Source: http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk

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