Englishman hoping to trace Falkirk roots

This picture sent in by Mr Deacon shows Thomas Milne's shop in Larbert with his car parked outside

This picture sent in by Mr Deacon shows Thomas Milne's shop in Larbert with his car parked outside

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An Englishman is looking to contact the Scottish side of his family which hailed from Falkirk in the early part of the last century.

Peter Deacon’s mother Elizabeth Milne was born in September 1906 and lived at 19 East Bridge Street in Falkirk and then in Sunnybrae Cottage, Arbuthnot street in Camelon where it’s thought ‘father of television’ John Logie Baird lived at some stage.

Her other brothers and sisters were Graham, Netta, Ella, Billie and Jeanie.

Elizabeth’s father Thomas Milne owned two popular grocery stores in the district, one in the Plough Hotel buildings in Stenhousemuir in 1901 and another one in Larbert.

Mr Deacon said: “I went to Sunnybrae House when I was about 11 with my parents and met my grandmother and some other relatives. It would be nice to make contact with the Scottish side of my family.”