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Albert Street in 1960
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Albert Street in 1960

Tom Scott writes:

"Window Shoppers. A view of Albert Street also taken in sumer of 1960. The two ladies in foreground are probably tourists, note the camera. The lady and two little girls back to camera are my wife and daughters. The Big Tree is looking a bit more luxuriant than last time I saw it. Rolleiflex."

Superficially the street look the same, but note the remains of the Albert Kinema where Boots now stands, and the drapers where the Launderama is now. Notice also the board on the wall, to the right of Tom's wife, where the registrar used to post details of forthcoming nuptials.
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Picture added on 29 April 2004
Comments:
Ah yes, the Big Tree. I remember that the railings ‘round it were just wide enough for a peedie boy to get his head through. But it only came out after much embarrassment to his mother!
Added by Sumteeik on 04 May 2004
Tom Scott, I would like more information on Capt. Thomas Douglas Scott and his children (your grandparents and parents, etc.). I'm very interested in family history and genealogy.

My great great grandfather wrote several pages regarding Captain Scott in his journals and a book published about my GG Grandfather. His name was Richard Ballantyne and was a missionary in India back in the 1850s while Captain Scott captained a ship called The John Brightman, previous to him captaining the LUJA. I'd be happy to send you more information if interested.

-Calvin T. Wendelboe
email: cw@byu.edu
Provo, Utah, USA
Added by Calvin T. Wendelboe on 15 December 2014
Tom Scott, I would like more information on Capt. Thomas Douglas Scott and his children (your grandparents and parents, etc.). I'm very interested in family history and genealogy.

My great great grandfather wrote several pages regarding Captain Scott in his journals and in a book published about my GG Grandfather. His name was Richard Ballantyne and was a missionary in India back in the 1850s while Captain Scott captained a ship called The John Brightman, previous to him captaining the LLJU. I'd be happy to send you more information if interested.

-Calvin T. Wendelboe
email: cw@byu.edu
Provo, Utah, USA
Added by Calvin Wendelboe on 21 December 2014
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