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Other Countries / Re: Sign
« on: Wednesday 09 May 18 13:01 BST (UK)  »
      I had hoped for something more revealing than 'Platform 1'. However in the event that may indicate direction of the photo. Does anyone know if 'Platform 1's  were consistently on the up or down line?
     I have enlarged the station sign as best I can and so perhaps our language experts can make some thing of the Hindi inscription. T

Other Countries / Re: Sign
« on: Tuesday 08 May 18 19:12 BST (UK)  »
It was in connection with
"India. Kalka to Shimla Railway" last aired on 26 Jan. 2018/

Other Countries / Sign
« on: Tuesday 08 May 18 18:28 BST (UK)  »
This has appeared before  but not specifically . Can anyone tell me what this says? Many thanks, Toby.

Other Countries / Re: CHINA? Silver Tweezers
« on: Saturday 28 April 18 12:01 BST (UK)  »
Brilliant. Thanks to you all. I never thought I was going to get such a certain answer. Good old  RootsChat.     T

Other Countries / Re: CHINA? Silver Tweezers
« on: Saturday 28 April 18 10:00 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for those suggestions. However I was remiss in not stating that I acquired it in Hong Kong. Hence my labellling of CHINA?  The suggestions may still however be valid. T

Other Countries / CHINA? Silver Tweezers
« on: Friday 27 April 18 21:23 BST (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone can recognise this little instrument ( about 8 cms. long). It appears to be made of silver and has the ability to be locked closed. It was put to me that the purpose was associated with opium but no further details were forthcoming. Glad to reeive any opinions. Thanks, Toby.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Troop-ship to Egypt 1914
« on: Friday 20 April 18 22:06 BST (UK)  »
I have learnt that the Online Auckland Cenotaph is to be altered accordingly and that this is likely to be completed early in May. T

Dorset / Re: Dorset County Asylum, Charminster
« on: Monday 16 April 18 19:25 BST (UK)  »
Thank you historydch. I am planning a trip to Dorchester this summer so will have a go, T.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Re: Troop-ship to Egypt 1914
« on: Monday 16 April 18 12:38 BST (UK)  »
Thanks to you all for suggestions made which, I believe, has now enabled me to crack it.
The Auckland Cenotaph Database states "Troopships Arawa or Limmerick."
But a clearer copy of Samuel's Service Record than anything I had yet seen, showed Tsport. 3
leaving NZ 15/8/14 disembarking in Alexandria on 14/10/14 after 50 days
Arawa was No.10, Limerick was No.7 and No. 3 was Maunganui.
The book "Wellington Regiment (NZEF) 1914-19". by Cunningham et al is very helpful.

If there is an error in my reasoning, I shall be pleased to hear. Many thanks, T.

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