15th Nov 2011, 01:13am
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I am creating a Family History and the one person I am having difficulty in finding is my G.Grandfather name James Welsh. He was married to Jeanie Welsh and I have been told that James had a connection to a travelling fair, I found a connection to Vinegarhill but don't know anything else about it. When Jeanie died in 1904 she left 5 children one of them being my Grandfather Alexander. Nothing else was heard of the whereabouts of James Welsh.
Does anyone know of a travelling fair or if it had a name.
Grateful for any help JanieM
15th Nov 2011, 10:48am
Hi JanieM. here's some information hope it is of assistance.http://dialectograms.co.uk/2010/10/16/50-o...ter-of-glasgow/
15th Nov 2011, 09:11pm
Thank you for sending the link to the article on Glasgow Gypsies it is
very interesting. I will keep trying to trace what happend to my
G Grandfather James Welsh, so hopefully someone else like yourself
will be able to help.
Thank's again much appreciated.
15th Nov 2011, 10:06pm
I'm sure there are people on the site who will remember exactly where Vinegarhill was, and who may even have some personal memories of it. I'm pretty sure it was in the Gallowgate area of Glasgow, but don't know the exact location.
16th Nov 2011, 12:24am
Melody sent me a good link to an article about Gypsies in Glasgow which had a
small piece relating to Vinegar Hill, however, I didn't know the site was still there.
and if so it would be worth contacting them, so thank's for the advice.
As I have said I would love to find out what happened to my Great Grandfather
James Welsh. I had been told by my mother that there was a link to travellers
but of course it's like everything else you have to prove it, which I am pleased
to say I managed to do through a birth certificate.
16th Nov 2011, 02:21am
Vinegarhill is listed in my old Glasgow A-Z index but not on the map itself.It is in the area of Camlachie to the north and Bridgeton in the south but I cant be any more precise.
Just Googled it and there are plenty old pics of travellers and their site at Vinegarhill.
16th Nov 2011, 01:49pm
Thank's for that information I'll have a look.
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