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Title: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Wednesday 04 November 15 20:10 GMT (UK)
My cousin shared a memory of our Grandparents and wondering if it rings a bell with anyone.

He said they lived in a bungalow (named Pakistan) along the old main road in the village of Hardwick.
They lived there until our Grandmothers' death 01 July 1950.

Fingers crossed !
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: CaroleW on Wednesday 04 November 15 23:46 GMT (UK)
As it's possible the bungalow has been renamed - or has no actual name, it would be better if you bought a copy of your grandmothers death cert which should have the full address.

If your grandmother/father left a will, you can search here as probate entries for that period show the address

https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#wills
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Monday 09 November 15 05:37 GMT (UK)
Nothing in the Probate search.

Not surprised.
My grandparents never purchased a home.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: dawnsh on Monday 09 November 15 07:57 GMT (UK)
Have you tried finding them and the actual address in the 1939 Register?

http://www.findmypast.co.uk/1939register

You can search for free but will have to buy & use credits to see the full entry or post a request here

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=734768.0
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: aghadowey on Monday 09 November 15 09:23 GMT (UK)
Just an off chance but it has worked for me in the past and might be worth a try-

Often the name of a property appeared on the gate or pillar at the roadside/footpath or, especially in towns, over the doorway/next to the door/on the front door. Long after the occupants used the house name these markers remained. So, if Google Streetview covers the road you could 'walk' along the street looking for bungalows and checking for clues.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: lizdb on Monday 09 November 15 09:44 GMT (UK)
Or you could contact the PArish Council and ask?

http://www.hardwick-cambs.org.uk/
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Mike in Cumbria on Monday 09 November 15 13:33 GMT (UK)
That would be a very unusual house name, as the state of Pakistan was only formed in 1947.
The older name for the region, "Pakstan" was coined in 1933 but wasn't widely used at the time.

Mike
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Monday 09 November 15 18:54 GMT (UK)
Well, my ears may have misheard what my cousin said, so we'll go with "Pakstan."

I have no idea what is the proper name for "the old main road" through Hardwick, so I don't know how I could "walk" through using google maps.

Contact the Parish council ~ that is a very good idea!

I have gone to the 1939 register but uncertain how many credits I want to buy at this time.

Thank you to everyone for your insight.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: jennifer c on Monday 09 November 15 18:58 GMT (UK)
Often a name people gave to a property was a corruption of two names Pak- Stan?

Jennifer
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: IgorStrav on Monday 09 November 15 19:10 GMT (UK)
or PAT STAN?

What were your grandparents' first names?
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Monday 09 November 15 19:25 GMT (UK)
or PAT STAN?

What were your grandparents' first names?

CLARKE, Frank Charles (Charlie)
PARKER, May Elizabeth (May)

***Side note - sent an email to the Hardwick Parish council and received a reply; they are forwarding it to someone who specializes in this sort of info.

Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: IgorStrav on Monday 09 November 15 19:28 GMT (UK)
or PAT STAN?

What were your grandparents' first names?

CLARKE, Frank Charles (Charlie)
PARKER, May Elizabeth (May)

Well that doesn't help.   >:(  Sorry, it was just an idea. ::)
Wish you luck with it  :D
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Monday 09 November 15 19:31 GMT (UK)
or PAT STAN?

What were your grandparents' first names?

CLARKE, Frank Charles (Charlie)
PARKER, May Elizabeth (May)

Well that doesn't help.   >:(  Sorry, it was just an idea. ::)
Wish you luck with it  :D

I know, but thank you for brain storming.

Maybe it was the name of their two favourite kitty cats!
 ???  ;)  :-\
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Tuesday 10 November 15 01:04 GMT (UK)
I found a letter from my grandmother and her home address is on it in Hardwick.

I've scanned it but the file is too large to post on here & I don't know how to make it smaller.

The writing looks like st Neots Rd.





Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Jool on Tuesday 10 November 15 01:17 GMT (UK)
Hi 4LauraM,

If you search the 1939 Register for St Neots Road, type in Chesterton R.D. for the borough/district, there is indeed a property called "Pakistan".  From the free search I can see the residents in 1939 were Richard H Risebro and Ada L Risebro and one other person closed.

Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: 4LauraM on Tuesday 10 November 15 04:16 GMT (UK)
Wonderful!

What I know for sure is the letter is post marked 30 Dec 1949 and my grand mother passed on 1 July 1950.

In the letter she talks about her face being swollen and going for more treatments in January.

This tiny little air mail letter is my only connection  and conversation from her.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Jool on Tuesday 10 November 15 04:28 GMT (UK)
How lovely for you to have this letter written by your grandmother, a little treasure for you to keep.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Sue222 on Thursday 05 October 17 15:28 BST (UK)
Pakistan was a smallholding on the St Neots Road - a bungalow with about 2 acres of land and buildings for livestock.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Thornwood on Thursday 05 October 17 20:32 BST (UK)
My son used to live in Hardwick and moved recently to the next village. I am visiting in 2 weeks time and will see if Pakistan is still there. I know St. Neot's Road, the other road through the village which goes past the church leads to Toft.  If I can find it I will take some photos.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Thornwood on Tuesday 24 October 17 17:23 BST (UK)
I walked the length of St Neot's Road yesterday but found no evidence of a bungalow called Pakistan. Although I expected the house to be renamed I was hoping for an old gatepost stone.  There are many bungalows from the era you are interested in which could be the one you are researching. If you get information from the parish council about its exact location and if it is still there I will willingly return for photos.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Sc00p on Wednesday 25 October 17 19:26 BST (UK)
http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=C/0555/56/ (http://plan.scambs.gov.uk/swiftlg/apas/run/WPHAPPDETAIL.DisplayUrl?theApnID=C/0555/56/)
Check the map details tab.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: Thornwood on Thursday 26 October 17 13:25 BST (UK)
Thanks for this Scoop but as Laura who made this request hasn't contributed to the thread for two years maybe she has found all she wanted to know. I will look to satisfy my own curiosity.
Thanks again.
Title: Re: Searching for a bungalow named "Pakistan"
Post by: WhiskyMac on Thursday 26 October 17 18:38 BST (UK)
Thanks very much Sue222 and Sc00p.

This has thread has puzzled me for a long time. I am intrigued as to how you came across this fabulous info - all my efforts have fallen short!  :(

Once again, thank you.