Category Archives: Scott

Shand or Scott?

This is an old photo that is definitely from Cathy’s side of the family.  Trouble is, we are not sure who the lady is … we think maybe a Shand or a Scott – does anyone recognise her?  It would be great to put a name to it.

Never Say Die

Cathy’s Auntie Peggy (Margaret Scott) was married  to Billy Lawson and whenever there is any horse racing on, I am always reminded that Lester Piggott won the Derby on Never Say Die, a horse connected to Uncle Billy’s family. I believe the horse was trained by Joe Lawson (1881 – 1964) who was born in…

Lowick, Northumberland

Back in the mid to late 80’s I was working for an insurance broker and looking after a client that owned a large farming estate in Northumberland.  Through this connection we found a lovely holiday cottage and spent a couple of holidays there enjoying the peace and tranquility of the countryside. We felt so at…

How it Started

At the back-end of 2011, Cathy and I started to research our family histories again.  We had had a couple of false starts in the past where something must have happened and we got distracted and it all stopped.  The last time was back in 2000 I think when we got in touch with my…