I have received the following emails requesting information. If you can provide any information for the people below please email the editor, thank you.
I have found a marriage certificate of relatives married in 1863 in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hamilton. The parties involved were Bridget Smith, farm servant living at 22 Muir Street and John Fulton, ‘blast furnaceman at ironworks’ whose address is given only as ‘Quarter Parish Hamilton’.
I have been trying to find out if these families were of Scottish origin or whether they came over from Ireland. St Mary’s Church was built in 1843 so it suggests that maybe there had been quite a large influx of Irish by that time to that area. Fulton is a Scottish name but Smiths are everywhere.
Many Irish workers came to areas in Wishaw and Motherwell but I wondered if you knew if there was a large presence in Quarter and in Hamilton too. I have contacted the church to check their records but the priest is on holiday for another two weeks.
From census records I think the family were living at 64 Muir St in 1861 but the record is very difficult to read.
I wondered, since you have an interest in Quarter, whether you might have some ideas re. the above.
News and Events
I was having a look at your web-site and wondered if the enclosed photographs would be of any interest.
The two photos of the watch was one presented to my father for five years perfect attendance at
Quarter Primary School 1932 - 37
His name as the watch shows was Peter Ballantyne.
Letters and Emails from viewers
There is a new facebook page for Quarter by Qman
called Quarter Village. Who is Qman? Have a look, he wants
information on Quarter. Good pictures.
The official opening of the Quarter Play Park took place on
Saturday 15th September 2012 at 2.00 p.m. by Mr Pat Gillooly.