Any descendants of Barracks families?

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the-barracksDear Editor,

I have the privilege of being a direct descendant of Thomas Connelly who lived in Helensburgh from 1852 until his death in 1894 aged 76 years.

Thomas was not an inventor, a dignitary or a celebrity, but a hard working man who was employed as a railway navvy.

He could not find work in his native Ireland and brought his wife and family to Helensburgh, and his employers housed them in The Barracks.

I am gathering information about other families who lived in The Barracks for a book I intend to write which I hope will give a more rounded view of life in Helensburgh at that time.

Could I please ask that readers who have such information forward it to me?

Many thanks also for everything you are achieving for Helensburgh's Heritage. I have lovely memories of my holidays as a child in Helensburgh.

With regards,

Patricia Curran

30 The Crescent

Flore Village

Northamptonshire NN7 4NF

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