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For Sale / Wanted / Events / Book - Out of Harm's Way
« on: Saturday 05 August 17 19:16 BST (UK)  »
I have a paperback book 'Out of Harm's Way' looking for a new home.

It is about the wartime evacuation of children from Britain in WW2
written by Jessica Main.

Going for free and postage paid.


World War Two / Memorial at Earith, Cambridgeshire
« on: Monday 09 May 16 19:24 BST (UK)  »
There is War Memorial at Earith in Cambridgeshire dedicated to those who lost their lives, when, on
January 17th, 1942 a Stirling Aircraft W7467 of 7 Squadron, R.A.F crashed 1.5 miles north of Earith.

A better quality photo is available if you would like to contact me.



World War One / WW1 Medals
« on: Sunday 23 February 14 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

I have passed down to me my Grandfather's two medals from WW1. -
He was in the Royal Flying Corps. My dilemma is that one medal is not
engraved on the rim, but the one that was has had all the details filed away.

It has puzzled me for a long time.

Visiting an Antiques and Collectors Fair this weekend a stall-holder told me
that this has been known to happen. After fighting and returning home often
suffering from post-traumatic distress, these medals were sometimes disfigured
in an act of bitterness against what they stood for against the enormous sacrifices

Has anyone else come across this .....


Cornwall Lookup Requests / Parish Registers Redruth - DUNN
« on: Monday 19 October 09 19:35 BST (UK)  »

Could SKS look up the marriage of Edward John Dunn to Elizabeth Williams in Redruth 1891.

Thank You.  :)



Family Bibles / David Family Bible - London
« on: Sunday 23 August 09 08:53 BST (UK)  »
Hi Folks,

Green's Bible Volume 2.  A rather large heavy volume in dilapidated condition, front cover has come adrift.

Inscribed top right-hand corner.

Elizabeth David
given to her by her Father
September 17th 1817

William son of John, David David and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of Thomas Hawkins was born in St Pauls Churchyard in the parish of St Augustine in the City of London the eighteenth day of July in the year Eighteen Hundred and Twelve.
John, David David

Is this Bible of any interest to anyone.  It was 'rescued' at from a Car Boot sale.



Durham Completed Look up Requests / 1841 Look-up for Chester-le-Street - Completed
« on: Monday 17 August 09 08:41 BST (UK)  »

Could SKS possibly do a look up for a John Rippon bn. abt 1791 either in Newcastle or Lanchester.  His occupation is an 'Engineman'.  I would like to know who else is with him at the same address.

Thank You.



Yorkshire (North Riding) Lookup Requests / Appleby of Yarm
« on: Sunday 03 May 09 07:23 BST (UK)  »

Is there anyone who has access to the Yarm Parish Registers who could look to see if there was a family of Appleby's there.  I am looking for a William Appleby and siblings born from about 1747.

Thank You  :)


Unwanted Certificates & Artefacts / Small Photo Album - WAKELING
« on: Sunday 05 October 08 17:15 BST (UK)  »
Various photos taken on a trip made by George Wakeling, sent on behalf of his company to Basra in 1949 to set up a new flour mill.  Album also includes a newspaper article and two telegrams.
I have no idea where this gentleman came from, album was 'rescued' from a small antique shop and is looking to be re-united with its family.  :)


Family Bibles / Rickard Family Cornwall
« on: Sunday 29 June 08 10:12 BST (UK)  »

I have an old Bible inscribed with the following information.
A little research shows this family came from Cornwall.
The incomplete entries are as written.

John White Rickard born July the 14 / 1835
Elizabeth Ann Rickard born April 10 / 1840
Wos married the 26 / of October 1864
John White Rickard born March the 25 / 1866
Joseph Henry Rickard born September the 1 / 1867 dide March 6 /1868
Elizabeth Ann Rickard  January 20 / 1869
Boseta Rickard born September 8 / 1870

Next page
Boseta dide December the 24 / 1871
George Henry Rickard born January 14 / 1872
Henry Edman Rickard born July 6 / 1874 dide March 6 / 1875
William Arthur Rickard born June 29 / 1876 dide April 26 / 1877
Margaret Rickard born October 18 / 1882
Eliza Jane Rickard born Sept. 29th 1874
Gladys May Rickard born Feb 25th 1900
Mother died Jan 23rd 1904 aged 63
Susan Jane died Nov: 21st 1905 42 years
Father died May 2nd 1909 aged 73
Leslie George Rickard born June 11th 1913
Winifred Blanche Rickard born March 10th 1917
Margaret Patricia Rickard born
Eliza Jane Rickard died

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