Lyne Church occupies the brow of a small, pronounced ridge a hundred yards north of the A72 at a point a little under five miles west of Peebles. Access is along an extremely minor road that leaves the A72 a little to the west of the church and encounters a locked gate where it begins to curveContinue reading “‘LYNE KIRK’…. NOT LYNE KIRKLAND”

Thomas Carruthers (abt. 1810 – 1883)

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Carruthers-1012 Thomas was born in 1810 in Dumfries, Scotland. It is unclear who his parents were. Perhaps John Carruthers and Mary Bell. However, on Familysearch, a Thomas who was supposedly the son of the above is shown with a different wife and many children. At this time (June 2019), Thomas’s origins haven’t been resolved. However,Continue reading “Thomas Carruthers (abt. 1810 – 1883)”

Winnipeg’s connection to the Spirit of ’76

Written by: Danielle Da Silva Community journalist — The Sou’wester It’s an iconic American image of patriotism and victory and has been reproduced in ways too many to count. Archibald Willard’s painting Spirit of ’76 is celebrated by our neighbors to the south but it also has a close connection to Winnipeg. DANIELLE DA SILVA – SOU’WESTERContinue reading “Winnipeg’s connection to the Spirit of ’76”