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Chapman's Shop - 1920

Chapman's Shop - 1920

Date Added: 26 April 2004 Contributor: Mary Campbell Year: 1920 Picture No: 772

Mary says "photograph is of my grandmother, Bella Chapman, taken outside their shop (newsagent and photograper) - in the days before the premises moved to 9 Church Street. I think it is the third building on the left, looking at Church Street from Forsyth House.

The Daily Record headline reads "Turks Accept Allies' Straits Terms". My best guess for the date is August 1920 (Treaty of Sevres). (Not that my history is that good - but Google does wonders!) The other bulletin board is very faint, but I think reads "The Bulletin" with various photographs.

Both windows contain photographs, unfortunately too small to be identifiable. I'd love to know who they are..."

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My greatgreat grand father had a Daughter Bella Elder Chapman born 24th Sept 1881 died 24 July 1937. Any relation? Comment left on 27 January 2006 at 22:22 by Jack Dryden
Hi Jack. My grandmother was born Isabella Davidson and died in the 60s. My grandfather (Robert Morrison Chapman) came originally from the Aberdeenshire area. Comment left on 31 January 2006 at 14:16 by Mary Campbell
Dear mary I look at this site regularly trying to trace my fathers ancestry.I notice your grandmother was called Isabella Davidson.My greatgrandfather was called Andrew Lincoln Davidson who lived at 27 High St Cromarty, he was 30 years old in 1916.I would be interested to know if there was a connection. Regards Trev Davidson Comment left on 31 January 2006 at 20:25 by Trevor Davidson
Thanks for reply. My Chapmans were from Gateshead Comment left on 01 February 2006 at 11:08 by Jack Dryden
Hi Trevor. The answer is that I don't think so but I don't know for sure! I am aware that my grandmother had a half brother who we know nothing about so far but he would have been older. If I find any further information which may indicate that there is a connection I'll let you know. Comment left on 04 February 2006 at 21:39 by Mary Campbell
Looking for Ruth Chapman of Cromarty - is Belle Chapman her mother? Comment left on 07 September 2012 at 09:50 by Derek Knowles
Sorry, Derek - we don't have a Ruth in our family tree as far as I am aware. Comment left on 10 September 2012 at 15:22 by Mary Campbell
Hi Derek. I'm afraid there is clearly no connection - Bella Chapman had only one child, my mother. Comment left on 10 September 2012 at 15:28 by Robin Munro
My mistake I am looking for Rhoda Chapman who lived in Mains about 1945 she was a witness at a wedding in 1946. Comment left on 13 September 2012 at 20:38 by Derek Knowles
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