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Historic maps of Elgin and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Elgin maps
Elgin area books
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Memories of Elgin
Looking For Family
I am trying to trace the children or grand children of the late Charlotte Fisher of Main Street, Elgin. My mother was her daughter, Sophia Isabela, who sadly passed away last week. Any information would be appreciated.
Looking For Famiy
Trying to locate family. If anyone could give us any information, it would be greatly appreciated. We are looking for the Fisher family or other relatives of them, particularly trying to find informaton of Charlotte Fisher who lived in Main Street, New Elgin. She had a son, Charlie Fisher born 1939, there were other siblings and family but I don't have any information of them.
The Wards, Elgin
My grandfather, Robert (Bob) and his wife, Margaret (Maggie) Stewart/Stuart, along with their two children, lived at The Wards, Elgin, about 1900. Robert was employed at the railway station there. A third child, James Urquhart, was born at The Wards, 6th October 1900.
I remember growing up in Elgin (Bishopmill). All my family have passed on now, but I still visit as often as I can, each time I go there I feel a bolt of pride as I walk down the High Street, happy days.
I remember the large Sunday school with George King Main as superintendent. We had great fun, we were all in groups (colour, I think) - I was in the red team. We had great Sunday school picnics. I remember one picnic was at the same time as the World Cup and as it rained the men and boys were all huddled in a room listening to the games on the radio. We would sing on the busses going to and from the picnic usually it was something like 'You canna shove yer grannie of a bus!' Great times, great memories...
The Main Household
Watching my uncle making a lobster creel wow! never seen anything like it. The house was a large detached white house over looking Hopeman Harbour I think!.
My mother and sister and brothers lived there throughout their childhood. My mother married Norman whom at the time of their meeting was in the Fleet Air Arm in Lossiemouth. Following their marriage they came down to Portsmouth in 1952 I think and we have lived here in Gosport ever since.
During my childhood we visited the family a few times in Hopeman and my mother still has links with her nieces and nephews Margaret, Ethel and Jimmy. I just remember the hill and the harbour where my uncle David owned the Christine and we still have some photographs. Hopefully one day we will meet up again, you never know.