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Old 12-07-19, 07:24 AM   #31
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Ahh I'm from Scotland can you tell lol


Ahh, that would explain why you didnít know about England being in the final of the cricket World Cup, and why you need Belstaff waterproofs

Iím only joking - no offence is meant. I live near Corby, which has quite a large Scottish population, so I understand the language fairly well

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Old 12-07-19, 07:29 AM   #32
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No offence taken how can I when it's true lol, waterproofs are essential here. Can plan a journey without them lol
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Old 12-07-19, 12:21 PM   #33
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I remember in 1961 going into a pub in a remote part of the Highlands north of Bonar Bridge and trying to explain to the (very friendly) locals where Wellingborough in Northamptonshire was and getting blank looks. But when I said it was 18 miles from Corby, enlightenment dawned. One person had a relative thet worked for Stewarts & lloyds steelworks in Corby.
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Old 12-07-19, 06:43 PM   #34
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I remember in 1961 going into a pub in a remote part of the Highlands north of Bonar Bridge and trying to explain to the (very friendly) locals where Wellingborough in Northamptonshire was and getting blank looks. But when I said it was 18 miles from Corby, enlightenment dawned. One person had a relative thet worked for Stewarts & lloyds steelworks in Corby.


I could imagine that. Particularly before the steelworks closed in 1980 there was a large Scottish population in Corby. I still find it slightly amusing that there are people living here in Northamptonshire with broad Scottish accents, but were born and have lived all their lives here, and sometimes have never been to Scotland


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Old 12-07-19, 10:32 PM   #35
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Thats pretty interesting, Scotland can be really beautiful if you've never been there's lovely roads to ride.
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Old 12-07-19, 10:41 PM   #36
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For those that don't know. Stewarts & Lloyds were a steelworks based in Glasgow. They moved their operations to Corby in 1932 to take advantage of the large iron ore deposits and took their workforce with them, There were more than 4,000 Scots in Corby by 1939, and after World War II, more Scots arrived.
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Old 12-07-19, 11:13 PM   #37
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Glad they kept their employees this is interesting might give all this a bit of research and give it a read myself too. Xx
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Old 13-07-19, 05:37 AM   #38
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For those that don't know. Stewarts & Lloyds were a steelworks based in Glasgow. They moved their operations to Corby in 1932 to take advantage of the large iron ore deposits and took their workforce with them, There were more than 4,000 Scots in Corby by 1939, and after World War II, more Scots arrived.


Very nearly right. Stewarts and Lloydís was an amalgamation of Glasgow (Stewart and Menzies) and Birmingham (Lloyd and Lloyd) companies. The rest is right, it moved its main operation to Corby in 1932 because of the iron ore, which was close to the surface and therefore cheap to quarry.
It is said that in the early days the Main Street (Rockingham Road - still there today) had an English side and a Scottish side, although more workers seemed to have come from Glasgow than Brum over the years.
Corby still has a Scottish influence, but it is much less prominent than in the past (the town has grown a lot).



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Old 13-07-19, 05:39 AM   #39
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Thats pretty interesting, Scotland can be really beautiful if you've never been there's lovely roads to ride.


I agree Jill, Scotland can be a lovely place to ride round. It is a pity it rains so much, and that you get those huge midges in the summer, but the people are very nice.

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