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Swaim’s the name

We get all sorts of feedback from people, mostly friendly and Michael Wright, rightly wanted to put right the middle S in S S Stewart.

The name Swaim first appears among the early Vikings who arrived and settled in Scotland in the medieval era. It’s derived from the Old English personal name Swein, originating from the Old Norse name Sveinn.

Stewart is of Scottish origin from the old English word stigeweardmeaning “hall” “warden” and hence latterly the word steward.

Michael also sent us a picture of the SS Stewart factory in Philly taken in 2011, Stewart's buildings being those with the grey-painted facade. This is just off N. 2nd Street in Old City.

You could travel London looking for the premises of old makers like Dallas, Essex, Weaver, Scarth or Temlett but the blitz destroyed so much of these historic buildings and their makers records.

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Jul 15, 2023

Hey Norman and Beryl. John and I were so excited to meet you yesterday at Augusta. Though the circumstances were unfortunate for our meeting, we feel as though we made new friends with so many like experiences. I hope our paths cross again soon. (Would love to talk banjo some more. ) take care of yourselves. Jane and John Vidrine

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