Tour Scotland Travel Video Of Old Photographs Wishaw North Lanarkshire

Tour Scotland Travel video of old photographs of Wishaw, Scotland. It is located on the edge of the Clyde Valley, 15 miles south east of Glasgow City Centre. The main areas of Wishaw are: Cambusnethan, Coltness, Craigneuk, Gowkthrapple, Dimsdale, Greenhead, Wishawhill, Netherton, Pather and Waterloo. Thomas Canfield Pomphrey was born on 29 November 1881, in Wishaw. He was a pupil at Hamilton Academy, and later a student of architecture at The Glasgow School of Art in 1903 and 1904, after which he trained under Alexander Cullen, the Glaswegian architect. He left Scotland in 1906, emigrating to Toronto, Canada. He moved to New York in 1909, returning to Toronto in 1912. Pomphrey fought in the First World War as a member of the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Forces, retiring in July 1947, after which he returned to Scotland. In June 1916, he suffered an extensive injury to his right shoulder from a shell fragment, which also broke his right hand. As a result, he spent a year in various hospitals in France, England and Scotland. In 1931, Pomphrey became a member of the Ontario Association of Architects. He died on 8 March 1966. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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