Falkirk Herald nostalgia appeal gets Alison’s Irish eyes smiling

William and Sarah Mathieson pictured circa 1950s
William and Sarah Mathieson pictured circa 1950s

An appeal for information about a well known Bairn in this feature has made one Irish woman happy.

Alison English is carrying out research into her family tree and discovered that William Henderson and wife Sarah (nee Mathieson) from Falkirk were relations.

And after we published the details and the photo above, Sarah’s grand nephew Donald Mathieson, who now lives in Fife, got in touch to give her some more information about the couple.

Alsion said: “Through the appeal in the paper I am now in contact with Sarah’s grand nephew Donald. It was good to be able to talk to someone who remembered William.

“It is all the little pieces of information that make the difference when you are doing research on the family and I would not have had the opportunity without the appeal in the paper.”

If you need help contacting old friends, get in touch on 690249.