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The Common Room / Re: baby not found in church burial register
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 21:13 BST (UK)  »
So excited to have found you - the notes on the Facebook page have set us all off on new searches. The Quatt cottage being called the White House at some time in its past solved a decades old mystery - we had a pic of the cottage in our house and Daddy (Robert Henry - known as Harry - our line of Watkinses never used their own names!) used to say it was our 'ancestral home'! Your dad Jack Harry is probably also Jack Henry is some parish records - which is why we get so confused!
What does confuse me though is your post on another site about a Richard Watkins, an uncle of yours, who was wounded in France? Who's son would that be if he's your uncle? (I'm not good on all this relationship stuff!) Herbert (my grandfather and your great grandfather's brother) had a son called Richard but the dates/history are all wrong. So many Richards!

Hi there 'Dorol24' ...I  recently starting looking at my family tree again..please get in touch via private message  or contact me via the facebook page called -  'Alveley family history shropshire'

Shropshire / Alveley, near Bridgnorth- history weekend 19th and 20th May
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 19:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,
just a quick note to say Alveley Historical Society are holding a two day event on Saturday and Sunday 19th and 20th May 2018

Come along to Alveley Church and enjoy a few hours wallowing in Alveley history..lots of old village photographs, family history etc

for any further info-  drop me a private message or view the facebook page 'Alveley family history shropshire'

Shropshire / Re: Alveley, Hampton Loade and Quatt
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 18:28 BST (UK)  »
offer still open, if anyone needs any help  :)

Shropshire Lookup Requests / archives look up please
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 18:25 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,
Just wondering if anyone is visiting shropshire archives over the next few weeks ?
I would like a look up from the 1993 electoral register for pontesbury, near shrewsbury
any help would be much appreciated

I've taken a look at St Peter and St Pauls and no luck.She's not there.
I've also tried the burials on Ancestry and again no luck.
There is a site

which you can search provided by Birmingham Council .
(The library computer I'm on blocks the site so I can't have a look for you)
Or you could try Deceased online

Sorry but that's the only ideas I can come up with.


many thanks for looking ..very much appreciated

Hi there,
Just a quick note wondering if anyone possibly as access to the burial register of ss peter and Paul aston ? or is possibly going to Birmingham archives ?
I am looking for the burial of a little baby named Beatrice Luckman of teall Road saltley, who died in september 1915 aged just 4 weeks
we have checked all the larger cemeteries, without sucess, so we are guessing she must have been buried in one of the local churchyards.
any help would be very much appreciated

Armed Forces / uniform recognition
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 12:02 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there,
This a ted scriven of shropshire in 1932..the emblem on his uniform sleeve looks interesting..can anyone tell us anymore about it ?

Warwickshire / Re: BROADHURST 1940 Ladywood air raid deaths - cemetery help please
« on: Wednesday 30 August 17 14:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi Margaret

Thank you so much for the copy of the paper clippings. Rita loved seeing them.

Rita said that her mother Florence and Arthur are buried at Yardley Green Cemetery.  There isn't  individual graves but there is a plaque on the wall. We are now actually planning on taking Rita to Birmingham next month. Rita moved to Essex many years ago.

After speaking to Rita she told me how her Grandmother Nesta had 12 children. you may already know this from your research.

here is a list of the names just incase

William (Rita's Father who married Florence)
Frances (Frankie)
Edward (Ted)

You mentioned St Martin's,  is this in Birmingham??

Rita is interested to know how your husband Marc is related.

Due to her mothers passing Rita doesn't have much information regarding the family it only really been through word of mouth. As i belive later down the line she parted ways with her father.

Any information you have would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards


yes, st martins is a church in the bull ring in birmingham, ...opposite the church is a memorial to all those killed in the air raids.. a real 'must' to has all the names listed on it..
the memorial is called 'the tree of life'
if you do go, please take some photo's etc ...
i will copy the family tree i have done and send it onto you
best wishes,

Warwickshire / Re: BROADHURST 1940 Ladywood air raid deaths - cemetery help please
« on: Sunday 27 August 17 17:32 BST (UK)  »
Hello There

My name is Emma and i have stumbled a cross this while chatting with my husbands nan.  Her Name is Rita (maiden name) Broadhurst, her mum was Florence Broadhurst and her Auntie was Nesta Broadhurst.

You are correct in saying there air raid shelter was bombed. Rita and her brother John William Broadhurst were the only survivors as far as she knows. John recently passed away.

Rita was only 5 ish at the time so has limited memory but if there is anything she may be able to help with let us know.  Also if you have any more information i know that Rita would love to hear about it.

Many Thanks

wow, this is marvellous. thank you for getting in touch !
my name is margaret  - my husband marc sheridan, is the distant relative.
I have been researching his family tree.
my family also came from birmingham, so i knew a little of the history of the air raids.
I would be happy to share what I have discovered so far.
Have you any idea where Arthur Lewis Broadhurst and his sister-in-law Florence are buried ?
I have been unable to find that so far .
There is a very nice memorial by St Martin's church in honour of those who died..have you seen it ?
Look forward to hearing from you

Best wishes..Margaret

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