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The Star of David is also a symbol of Judeaism.

The identification of the term "Star of David" or "Shield of David" with the hexagram shape dates to the 17th century. The term "Shield of David" is also used in the Siddur (Jewish prayer book) as a title of the God of Israel.

New Zealand / New Zealand Heritage Music!
« on: Monday 19 March 18 07:07 GMT (UK)  »
If any of you are interested in NZ music, here's some lovely WW1 heritage songs to listen to or to download!  Fantastic! Enjoy!  👍👍

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Surname of Elizabeth
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 03:54 GMT (UK)  »
👍👍. Great!

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Surname of Elizabeth
« on: Saturday 17 March 18 03:39 GMT (UK)  »
Looks like Mansfield to me. 😄

Nottinghamshire Lookup Requests / Re: nottingham and general advertiser
« on: Wednesday 14 March 18 08:57 GMT (UK)  »
Were you able to access the article itself?  If so, you could probably (or hopefully) get a screen shot of it!

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Buffalo Bill
« on: Sunday 11 March 18 22:52 GMT (UK)  »
My Mum,born 1896,  always said she had seen Buffalo Bill in Manchester,parading along Piccadilly in front of what are now gardens but in those days The royal Infirmary was there.
To remember that she would have to have been older than the" two or three"she thought she must have been.
I don`t know if he ever did visit Manchester but she had no reason to tell lies.

Maybe she remembered her family talking about it though, and got a wee bit mixed up?   I'm sure your mother wouldn't tell lies!  In our later years, my 2 older brothers and myself often had differing opinions of some of the things that happened in our childhood!   (And since I have been doing our Family History, I've had to wave various official documents such as BMD's, census etc., at them to prove my point!!  ;D ;D

Added - Here you go Viktoria - Salford - Greater Manchester.  ✅✅

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Buffalo Bill
« on: Sunday 11 March 18 04:49 GMT (UK)  »

The Lighter Side / Re: A (true) silly thought
« on: Sunday 11 March 18 04:47 GMT (UK)  »
 ;D ;D ;D

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Buffalo Bill
« on: Sunday 11 March 18 00:12 GMT (UK)  »
Found something on Facebook

But - just in case you're not on Facebook, I've done a copy and paste below for you. Hope it's helpful!

On 20th September 1891, Buffalo Bill Coady and his Wild West Show performed at Cardiff. This was to be the first of many further visits to Wales.
William Cody was a man of action. By the age of 15 he was riding for the fabled Pony Express. By 1864 he was a scout for General Phil Sheridan and three years later had become a buffalo hunter for the Kansas Pacific railroad. It was said that he shot over 4,000 buffaloes in a two year period, which was how he got his name.

International fame came with a written report telling how he acted as a guide for the Grand Duke Alexis of Russia on his tour of the west and a novel called Buffalo Bill, King Of The Border Men. Then in 1883 Cody decided to make some money out of his experiences and formed his famous Wild West show, which was invited to Britain in 1887 to help celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee and he brought with him over 500 people - cowboys and Indians, back stage workers, grooms and so on. He also had 180 horses, 18 buffalo and numerous other animals including elks and Texas longhorn cattle. The famous Annie Oakley, sharpshooter and trick shot specialist was in the company and, it was reported, she shot a cigar out of the mouth of the German Kaiser who had come to help his grandmother celebrate her jubilee.

His visit was so successful that returned four years later in 1891, visiting many other cities, including Cardiff, where he set up camp in Sophia Gardens, creating an arena 175 yards long and 70 yards wide. On the first day of the show over 20,000 spectators packed into Sophia Gardens. The next three days were just as popular and it was estimated that, overall, nearly 130,000 people came to watch Buffalo Bill and his showmen.

Cody returned to Britain in 1902, the trip lasting until 1904 and stopped in Wales for several months, performing in many different towns. However this was Buffalo Bill's last visit. Ill health and a series of financial misfortunes prevented him returning as when he died in 1917, Cody was virtually bankrupt, but his position as one of the most renowned showmen of the age was assured.

Welsh locations that hosted the Wild West shows:

* Aberdare - 4 July 1903.

* Aberystwyth - 7 May 1904.

* Bangor - 29 May 1903.

* Barry Dock - 19 May 1904.

* Bridgend - 18 May 1904.

* Builth Wells - 12 May 1904.

* Cardiff - 20-26 September 1891, 6-11 July 1903 and 20-21 May 1904.

* Carmarthen - 13 May 1904.

* Caernarfon - 4 May 1904.

* Dolgellau - 6 May 1904.

* Ebbw Vale - 1903.

* Holyhead - 3 May 1904.

* Llandudno - 2 May 1904.

* Llanelli - 13 July 1903 and 16 May 1904.

* Neath - 17 May 1904.

* Oswestry - 11 May 1904.

* Pembroke Dock - 14 May 1904.

* Porthmadoc - 5 May 1904.

* Rhyl - 27 May 1903.

* Ruabon - 29 May 1903.

* Swansea - 14-15 July 1903.

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