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Chapman's Shop - 1920
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Chapman's Shop - 1920

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..."
Picture added on 26 April 2004 at 09:06
My greatgreat grand father had a Daughter Bella Elder Chapman born 24th Sept 1881 died 24 July 1937. Any relation?
Added by Jack Dryden on 27 January 2006
Hi Jack. My grandmother was born Isabella Davidson and died in the 60s. My grandfather (Robert Morrison Chapman) came originally from the Aberdeenshire area.
Added by Mary Campbell on 31 January 2006
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
Added by Trevor Davidson on 31 January 2006
Thanks for reply. My Chapmans were from Gateshead
Added by Jack Dryden on 01 February 2006
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.
Added by Mary Campbell on 04 February 2006
Looking for Ruth Chapman of Cromarty - is Belle Chapman her mother?
Added by Derek Knowles on 07 September 2012
Sorry, Derek - we don't have a Ruth in our family tree as far as I am aware.
Added by Mary Campbell on 10 September 2012
Hi Derek. I'm afraid there is clearly no connection - Bella Chapman had only one child, my mother.
Added by Robin Munro on 10 September 2012
My mistake I am looking for Rhoda Chapman who lived in Mains about 1945 she was a witness at a wedding in 1946.
Added by Derek Knowles on 13 September 2012
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