|New badge erected for Robert Scott VC |
(Photo: Courtesy of Hylton Craig)
(Jackie Ramsbottom 4th Dec 2017 added)
Although the "Blue Commemorative Plaque" which is in situ at 14 Peel Street states that
ROBERT SCOTT V.C. was born here, THAT IS NOT THE CASE" Please read on:
Robert was actually born nearby in Charles Lane (number unknown) as shown on his birth certificate printed here.
|This is a copy of the actual birth certificate for Robert Scott|
(Click over certificate to enlarge)
With regards to Peel Street it is thought that the odd numbers were built by 1891 and the even numbers by 1901. The Scott family had left No.14 by 1911 and were back on Sunnybank Street. Here below is the census from 1911 which shows the family names of the persons actually living at 14 Peel Street.
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This is the 1911 Census Return for the family that lived at No.14 Peel Street at that time, so it's
clear the Scott family had left this address previous to 1911.
I have been able to confirm that Robert was baptised in 1876 whilst he was then living at Havelock Terrace just off Grane Road. (Opposite to the small business park which was previously Snow King).
|Robert's baptism certificate showing he lived at Havelock Terrace at that time (June 7th 1874)|