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The Common Room / Re: What did a stover do? *COMPLETED*
« on: Tuesday 23 October 18 10:11 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Stan.  That seems to be the job my people were doing.

Sorry, Jamjar, both your suggestions seem unlikely here.  My stovers were involved in cloth productiion, not mining, and I think producing fibre from corn husks was rare in 19th century Yorkshire

Best wishes and thanks again

Malcolm Bull

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The Common Room / What did a stover do?
« on: Tuesday 23 October 18 09:26 BST (UK)  »
I have several entries on my Calderdale Companion for people who worked in the textile industry as a stover / stuff stover / stover in a dye works.  Does anyone know what the process of stoving involved or how the process changed the stuff (ie cloth)?  Was it simply for drying the cloth?

Malcolm

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Horsfall of Todmorden/ Stansfield
« on: Saturday 11 August 18 09:47 BST (UK)  »
You may find something useful at the Todmorden & Walsden website, which is now back online and can (currently) be found at

http://sites.rootsweb.com/~todmordenandwalsden/

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Cheshire / Re: John Grayshan of Stalybridge [1890]
« on: Tuesday 17 July 18 08:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, Heather.  That explains why John (junior) & brother Tom were living with their grandparents in 1901, and how in 1911 John came to be living with an aunt in Halifax, where he met his bride to be.

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Cheshire / John Grayshan of Stalybridge [1890]
« on: Friday 13 July 18 18:29 BST (UK)  »
On my Calderdale Companion website,

http://calderdalecompanion.co.uk/ph7173.html

I have a photograph of the wedding of Emma Whitaker [1890-1979] (of Halifax) to John Grayshan [1890-1962] (of Stalybridge).  I can identify some of the Whitaker members of the party, but I know less about the Grayshans.
 
Is there anybody who has John Grayshan and his father, also John [b 1854], on their family tree?  Perhaps you can add more details of the family, or even identify some of the unknown people in the photograph

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The Common Room / Re: Belgian Croix de Guerre
« on: Thursday 17 May 18 08:13 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone.  That seems pretty conclusive

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The Common Room / Belgian Croix de Guerre
« on: Tuesday 15 May 18 16:04 BST (UK)  »
Just one question (plus a bit more), and hopefully just one answer.

I know that someone awarded, say, the Military Medal could put MM after his/her name.

Questions: If someone was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre, could they put letters after their name? and what were the letters?

Thanks in advance

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Technical Help / Re: Old hard drives *CLOSED*
« on: Wednesday 02 May 18 17:22 BST (UK)  »
Thanks, too, to Berlin-Bob.  I hadn't heard of these external cases, and they look like the ideal solution for my requirements.  Thanks also those with health & safety in mind, but I'm 77, not 7!

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