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McLeod's the jewellers
McLeod's the jewellers

Enlarged copy of a photo, mounted on foam board. View of McLeod's the jewellers with the Carnegie Shield on display in the window. Caption states that the shop is next to Bellevue in Castle Street and that the people in the picture are George Bell and his sister. Date given as 1930 but looks earlier.
Picture added on 27 May 2010
Where in Castle Street is this property?

It is opposite the pet shop/outdoor shop- Administrator
Added by Dan Murray on 02 June 2010
George Bell died in 1921 so it must be earlier than that.

Added by Margaret on 11 August 2010
Ann Bell, sister of George Bell, is on the 1891 census together with Georgina Gunn Bell, George's daughter by his first wife, Elizabeth Sutherland Gunn.
Many thanks for your comment. If the lady in the photograph is George Bells sister rather than his second wife could the date be between 1919 when his wife died and 1921? - Administrator
Ann Bell died 7 January 1895 aged 47 in Dornoch (informant Geo Bell, brother)

Thank you for your additional information - I believe it must be George Bell with his second wife Christina in the photograph so the date is between 1901 (when the Carnegie Shield was presented) and 1919 - Administrator
Added by Margaret on 11 August 2010
George Bell married (1st) Elizabeth Sutherland Gunn, daughter of Alex Gunn of Sutherland Arms, 6 Mar 1878. Their daughter Georgina Bell Gunn was aged 2.
No mention of Eliz on 1881 census, but 4yr old Georgina was with George, his sister Ann and their brother John.
George married (2nd)Christina Annie Grant between 1891 and 1901.
Christina's father was Donald Grant, hardware merchant. Her mother was Ann Allan who, after being widowed, married William Mackay, joiner.
Christina Annie Bell (m.s. Grant) died 17 July 1919.
Added by Margaret on 12 August 2010
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