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CALATRIA

JOURNAL OF THE FALKIRK HISTORY SOCIETY

 

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The Society

Falkirk History Society was founded in 1981 and now has well over two hundred members. Visitors and new members are welcome to the Society's meetings which take place on the third Wednesday of each month in the hall of Falkirk Old and St Modan's Parish Church in the heart of the town and district.

The Dunipace Brooch

The symbol adopted by the Society is based on a silver Celtic pin from about the 9th Century, discovered near Dunipace. The pin, which has a loose ring head once covered in gold, is similar in design to Irish brooches of the period, but the use of silver identifies this one as Scottish and very rare. It is now in the Museum of Scotland. The drawing is by John Reid

Obtaining copies of Calatria

There are a limited number of copies of most of the earlier volumes of Calatria available at the price of GBP 2.50 plus 60p UK postage. Please contact the Editor who is Ian Scott, at 11 Neilson Street, Falkirk. Telephone 01324-627692. Volumes 1 and 8 are no longer available but can be consulted in local libraries.  

 

 

                              List of the Contents of each volume 

Tom's note: I'm willing to do look-ups to help those who want to check out the odd family connection, but please don't ask me to copy any of the articles -

BUY THE BOOKS and support the local historians who put a great deal of effort into producing this information.

 

 

November 1991  (I don’t have a copy of this first volume)

Number 1

Page

A Roman Fort on the Wall at Falkirk

 

 

The Prison And Sherriff Court of Falkirk

 

 

Doocots in the Falkirk District

 

 

The Diary of Thomas Johnstone of Hallhouse (1846)

 

 

Scottish Tar Distillers

 

 

The Old Statistical account: Airth, Larbert and Dunipace (1791)

 

 

 

 

Spring 1992

Number 2

Page

A Roman Shrine Near Laurieston?

Geoff Bailey

1

Skaithmuir - a Baronial Corn Mill.

J. Reid / G.Bailey

5

John Roebuck: 18th Century Entrepreneur.

Sydney Gregory

17

Houskeeping Expenses 200 years Ago.

Falkirk Express (reprint)

27

Ice-Houses.

Geoff Bailey

33

Along and Across the River Carron.

Geoff Bailey

49

Local Roads in the 18th Century.

John Reid

85

The Old Statistical Account - Slamannan.

Rev James McNair

97

Reviews

 

105

 

Autumn 1992

Number 3

Page

The Thanes of Callendar

                    

John Reid

                

1

The Grant of the Lands of Callendar to Sir William Livingston

John Reid

7

The Incident at Larbert Bridge and the Siege of Callendar House 1651

Geoff Bailey

9

The Last Earl of Callendar

Geoff Bailey

29

The Sale of the Callendar Estates in 1783

Thomas McGrouther

35

The Muir of Falkirk

John Reid

41

Mary Queen of Scots the Livingstons of Callendar

Ian Scott

49

Lime and Limekilns in the Falkirk District

Geoff Bailey

63

The Falkirk Water Bill Case (1886)

Stephen Hill

89

The Old Statistical Account - Denny (1791)

Rev Thomas Fergus

113

 

Spring 1993

Number 4

Page

The Carselands of the Firth of Forth

John Reid

1

Queen Victoria's Visit to Falkirk in 1842

Geoff Bailey

33

Children Down the Mines

CraigMair

41

The Aerated Water Trade in the Falkirk District

Geoff Bailey

49

The Parishes of East Stirlingshire in the Feudal Period

John Reid

79

A Contract of Marriage

John Reid

89

The Old Statistical Account - Falkirk (1797)

Dr James Wilson

95


Autumn 1993

Number 5

Page

Grangemouth Airfield

John Walker

1

The Stentmasters of Falkirk

John Reid

25

The Spiers Family and the Tomb at Lochgreen

Geoff B Bailey

45

Bothkennar Parish and the Census of 1851

Bernard Thompson

51

Within Three Suns

Alan Meek

67

The Disruption of the Church in 1843

Ian Scott

79

Aerated Water - An Inventory of Bottles

Geoff B Bailey

105

 

Spring 1994

Number 6

Page

Battle Monuments and War Memorials

Geoff B Bailey

1

The Wilsons of South Bantaskine

Alistair Campbell

61

The Development of South Bantaskine

John Wilson

73

The Falkirk Volunteers

John Thomson

77

The Feudal Divisions of East Stirlingshire

John Reid

79

Neolithic Stone Axe from Larbert

Geoff B Bailey

111

The Old Statistical Account -Bothkennar Parish

Rev David Dickson

113

 

Autumn 1994

Number 7

Page

The First Earl of Callendar's Treasure

Geoff B Bailey

1

Russel and Aitken

William Anderson

13

The Feudal Divisions of Muiravonside Parish: Part 2

John Reid

21

The Session Records of Bothkennar 1744-54

William B Maclaren

87

Education and the Heritors of Larbert 1808 - 80

Ian Scott

103

The Old Statistical Account - Polmont Parish

Rev William Finlay

111

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

115

 

Summer 1995

Number 8

Page

The Persecution and Confession of Elenor Hay

Geoff B Bailey

1

The Feudal Land Divisions of Denny and Dunipace

John Reid

21

Callendar House in l925

Extract

4V

The Origin of the Place-name Falkirk

W F H Nicolaisen

61

The Tattie Kirk -a Brief History

John Walker

73

Carron Company in the 19th Century

Brian Watters

87

The Burial of the Last Laird of Abbotshaugh

John W Reddoch

101

The Old Statistical Account - Bo'ness Parish

Rev Robert Rennie

105

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

121

 

Summer 1996

Number 9

Page

The Graveyards of Falkirk District. Part 1.

Geoff B Bailey

1

The Feudal Divisions of Denny and Dunipace. Part 2.

John Reid

35

The Curious Case of John Logie Baird

John Walker

55

Carron Company-.the Beginning.

Brian Walters

67

Water Power at Carron Ironworks

Brian Walters

75

John Russell, Watch and Clockmaker of Falkirk

Winnie R McPherson

85

James Bruce of Kinnaird, the Abyssinian Traveller

J Morison Clingan

97

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

108

 

 

Winter 1996

Number 10

Page

The Graveyards of Falkirk District: Part 2. Dunipace

Geoff B Bailey

1

The Barony of Abbotskerse

John Reid

39

The Post Office in Falkirk District

William Clarkson

53

Thomas Wilson of Tophill

Denis R Shovlin

73

Scotland's Earliest Canal?

John Reid

85

Falkirk at War 1939-45

John Walker

93

An Iron Age Stone Lamp from Airth

Geoff B Bailey

103

Spindle Whorls from Carriden and Airth

Geoff B Bailey

107

Skinflats - the Origins of the Place Name

John Reid

109

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

111

 

 

Winter 1997

Number 11

Page

The Graveyards of Falkirk District: Part 3. Muiravonside

Geoff B Bailey

1

Abbotskerse: Estates, Parcels and Portions

 John Reid

63

Greed and Stupidity: the End of the Forth Oyster Beds

 Derek Sloan

89

The Castlecary Railway Disaster (1937)

John Walker

95

A Companion for Canal Passengers (1823)

John Aitken

103

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

111

 

Summer 1998

Number 12

Page

Graveyards of Falkirk District: Part 4. The Tattie Kirk

Geoff B Bailey

1

The visits of Robert Burns to the Falkirk area.

Brian Walters

39

The Old School at Stenhousemuir

John Reid

45

Reminiscences of Road Maintenance

William Ballantine

59

A Middle Bronze Age axehead fragment

Trevor Cowie

85

The Velunias Stone

John Reid

89

Lost Weapons and Battlefields

Geoff B Bailey

93

The Tombs of the Warriors

John R McLuckie

102

Index  and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

111

 

Spring 1999

Number 13

Page

Graveyards of Falkirk District: Part5. Airth

Geoff B Bailey

1

Lands and Baronies of the Parish of Airth.

John Reid

47

Charles Gascoigne and the Mistress of Elphinstone

Brian Walters

81

Reminiscences of Road Maintenance: Part 2

William Ballantine

85

Gold Armlet from Cowden Hill, Bonny bridge

Allan Meek

109

Thoughts on the Heraldic Arms of Callendar

John Reid

113

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

116

 

Spring 2000

Number 14

Page

The Records of the Baron Court of Falkirk

John Reid

1

Collier Serfdom in the Falkirk District

Geoff B Bailey

37

George Forrest. Botanist: the Falkirk Connection

Brian Walters

69

A Loose Cannon - Charles Gascoigne in Russia

Jana L Bara

73

Ordnance Survey Name Book - Airth

Geoff B Bailey

81

An Early Bronze Age stone mould for flat axeheads

Trevor Cowie

97

A Short Account of Carron Company's Nail Trade

Brian Walters

109

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

117

 

Autumn 2001

Number 15

Page

The Feuars of Falkirk

John Reid

1

A Mesolithic Barbed Antler Point from Carriden

Alan Saville

70

Ordnance Survey Name Book - Bothkennar

Geoff B Bailey

81

Bronze Age Metalwork from the Falkirk district

Trevor Cowie

87

Dunmore Pottery

Brian Walters

99

Unpublished Roman Finds in the Falkirk area

Fraser Hunter

111

Index and Information on previous Volumes of the Journal

 

124

 

Spring 2002

Number 16

Page

The Graveyards of Falkirk: Part 6 Corbiehall

Geoff B Bailey

1

Polerth: The lost dockyard of James IV       

John Reid

23

Ordnance Survey Name Book - Denny       

Geoff B Bailey

45

The Lands of Mungal                                  

Brian Watters 

69

Grossart's School                                        

James Love 

89

The Dalnair Roman Rivet                             

Geoff B Bailey

93

Bo'mains Meadow Bo'ness                          

Angus Smith   

95

Larbert Parish at the start of the 19th century

John Reid

103

 

Autumn 2002

Number 17

Page

Local Cultivation Terraces

John Reid

Ordnance Survey Name Book - Larbert

Bailey

Revealing Dunmore Debris

Cruikshank

George Walker of Falkirk and Washington DC

Anderson

 

Carronshore School and Free Church dispute

Watters

 

Unpublished Roman Finds in the Falkirk area

Fraser Hunter


Memories of Ladysmill

Reid
 

A Bird's Eye View of Victorian Falkirk

Buchanan
 

Local History Book review

Reid
 

 

 
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