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The Common Room / Re: Disabled people - Airbrushed out?
« on: Saturday 21 April 18 23:17 BST (UK)  »
Sorry folks, whilst I was typing my reply you were quicker off the mark.
Viktoria.

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The Common Room / Re: Disabled people - Airbrushed out?
« on: Saturday 21 April 18 23:13 BST (UK)  »
How would it be recorded?
A birth certificate just gives date , place,father`s surname and (this was not given in early Birth certs)the mother`s maiden name.
Nowhere to declare if a baby was in any way born with an obvious physical handicap.
It would be recorded in hospital records no doubt if a baby say was born anencephalic,ie without all or part of the brain.
Marriage certificates also have no section to record such things but death certs ask for cause of death and if the deceased died from anything to do with a condition which would have symptoms which could lead to ill health or eventually death it would be recorded .
  I am not sure how otherwise such conditions would be recorded  for posterity.
Census returns may include such information ,perhaps for example when someone was unemployed due to a severe physical or mental condition as the reason for being unemployed it would probably be mentioned whereas   just not having a job would be just recorded simply as unemployed.
Census returns taken in institutions would record inmates and perhaps the reason for their being there(-I don`t like the word inmates,perhaps patients or residents).
I am sure some RootsChatter can give more specific information, it is an interesting query.
                                                           Viktoria.

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Caernarvonshire / Re: Meaning of tripe dealer
« on: Wednesday 18 April 18 22:25 BST (UK)  »
There was quite a large trade in tripe and other  products such as cow heels(cows feet).
The process was quite complicated as the cows stomachs were green from the grass they ate.
The tripe was bleached in huge tanks for several days and then rinsed and rinsed.
The various parts of the stomachs had names,thick seam,thin seam ,honeycomb etc.
Cows feet were similarly treated.
My mum used to make a very nourishing (no doubt ::) cowheel stew with onions and carrots etc and sometimes a bit of oxtail and OXO cube.
 Left to simmer on all day in the side oven of the big black grate,potatoes added part way through and a suet crust on top for the last half an hour or so of cooking time.
I refused to eat it!
Tripe was also eaten just as it came from the tripe shop ,with salt and vinegar and tomatoes.
 I refused to eat that too.
Very cheap and nourishing ,but now quite expensive I believe since the "yuppies" decided it was a posh delicacy.
U.C.P. shops(United Cattle Products)were everywhere and restaurants too.
                                                                    Viktoria.

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The Common Room / Re: Antiques Roadshow Treasure Hunt - Who was Catherine?
« on: Monday 16 April 18 13:03 BST (UK)  »
It was fascinating wasn`t it,but I can`t think why she could not take her things with her.
Years ago a little girl in my class at school contracted tuberculosis,she went to a sanatorium.
I don`t know about taking things with her,things  that went into the sanatorium could not come out.
I don`t know about things being fumigated,but her friends wanted to lend her books etc but it was not allowed.
Hope the mystery is solved. it seems likely there was  a sad ending.
.                                                                                                     Viktoria.

It could have been a case of wanting to make a treasure hunt, rather than not being allowed to take the things with her. She obviously had help from her parents to make the treasure hunt, maybe they were just doing it for the fun of it. Must be boring staying in bed all day at that age.

I am pretty sure it was said by the woman on A,R that the girl could not Take her things with her
Angelfish,because of ill health.
I don`t understand why at all.. Viktoria.


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The Common Room / Re: Unusual names.
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 21:49 BST (UK)  »
I wish I had known my G.G grand mother`s maiden name, -  Cordley , and the tradition of using it as a forename for boys in the family, when my sons were born.
I only found it out relatively recently,I would certainly have used it as a second name.
                                        Viktoria.
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The Common Room / Re: Antiques Roadshow Treasure Hunt - Who was Catherine?
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 21:35 BST (UK)  »
It was fascinating wasn`t it,but I can`t think why she could not take her things with her.
Years ago a little girl in my class at school contracted tuberculosis,she went to a sanatorium.
I don`t know about taking things with her,things  that went into the sanatorium could not come out.
I don`t know about things being fumigated,but her friends wanted to lend her books etc but it was not allowed.
Hope the mystery is solved. it seems likely there was  a sad ending.
.                                                                                                     Viktoria.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Helpful photo caption!
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 18:10 BST (UK)  »
Oh Mike,how helpful(?)  ;D ;D ;D ;D.  Viktoria.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Helpful photo caption!
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 15:10 BST (UK)  »
Pheno--- ;D ;D ;D ;D
                                   Viktoria.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Helpful photo caption!
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 14:20 BST (UK)  »
My Mother in Law in her late   eighties went on holiday with her sister.
M in L had bought a little camera and as soon as they arrived at the seaside B&B she started to take pictures.
 They were hilarious:-The empty chair.
                                The wardrobe door.
                                Nellie was here.
                                 My left foot.
                                 My thumb.
                                 Well there was a seagull there when I picked up the camera .
                                  Nellie`s teeth. ::) ::) ::)
                                   What do you think of the carpet?
We had a good hour of laughter but eventually M inLaw became a bit embarrassed,which was not our intention.
We bought a nice album to put them in because at her age to go on holiday with someone even older was no mean feat in itself,and we admired her and eventually she again saw the funny side.
She had obviously not been aware the camera was taking snaps,well we think that is what happened.
                      Viktoria.

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