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Wales /
« on: Tuesday 22 April 14 18:59 BST (UK)  »
A useful resource for monuments, historic buildings, etc.

Scan QR code at various locations using a smart phone, or search the website:

The Common Room / Destruction of headstones
« on: Monday 08 August 11 21:21 BST (UK)  »
Villagers are furious over wilful destruction of 200yr old headstones.

JCB pulled the stones over & then drove over them in a deliberate attempt to destroy them.

Glamorganshire / Demolishing 16thC Graveyard
« on: Friday 29 February 08 07:48 GMT (UK)  »
Location: St John's Church, Tonyrefail, Glamorgan

Summary: Graveyard to be destroyed to build houses.

Here's a link to a thread I started in the Common Room on this urgent matter:,288897.0.html

The Common Room / Demolishing 16thC Graveyard
« on: Wednesday 27 February 08 22:11 GMT (UK)  »
Plans have been re-submitted to destroy 16th Century Graveyard for a developer to build houses.
The Church in Wales can't afford to maintain the grounds, so have decided to sell.

There is plenty of other land available for housing in the area.

From July 2000:

What action can be taken to prevent such a diabolical act from going ahead ?  Has anyone had any success in opposing such developments ?

Planning reference: 07/2195/13
Planning department e-mail: PlanningServices[---at---]

Moderator Comment: e-mail edited, to avoid spamming and other abuses.
Please replace [AT] with @

The Lighter Side / Not a bad cemetery
« on: Sunday 13 August 06 13:00 BST (UK)  »
A photograph of my local cemetery:

Some council worker's sense of humour ?  Or an aid to help the lost souls find their way ?

The Common Room / Help needed reading occupation
« on: Monday 06 February 06 22:41 GMT (UK)  »
My gg grandfather's occupation is a bit difficult to read.
Intially I thought it said 'Coker on rocks', but I think it may actually be 'Coker on ovens'.

Would someone be able to clarify what it really says ?

1901censusonline has it as '...'  :-\

ref: Lot STEVENS 41, 1901 Glamorgan, RG13/5018 f15 s128

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Photo - Approximate date request
« on: Sunday 06 November 05 21:14 GMT (UK)  »
A new member has posted a request for an approximate date of an old photograph.
The request has been posted in the Glamorganshire board.

Can anyone offer any suggestions ?


Reference Library / 1901 Leftovers - suggestions
« on: Sunday 14 August 05 10:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Bob,
Glad to see that there has been some development with the 1901 leftovers.

I have one small suggestion, though:

When I first accessed the 1901 lefotvers home page, I could not find how to search for ancestors.
It was only on my second visit that I saw the small search button. It was hidden above the Google ads!

It may be because the font size is too large.

Would it be possible to adjust it so that everything fits on one page, making the search buttons visible ?
Or put an additional link to the search facility further down the page...

Thank you for taking on this project. Your efforts are much appreciated.

The Common Room / What is my nationality ?
« on: Saturday 19 March 05 23:57 GMT (UK)  »
Often people say they are half this, half that etc
ie Half English, Half Italian

Is a person's nationality based on the place they were born ?  Or is is handed down from their parents ?

I was born in Glamorgan, as were both my parents and all 4 of my grandparents.
Am I therefore a 100% Welshman ?

The previous generation were 5/8 Glamorgan, 1 Gloucestershire, 1 Somerset & 1 USA.
= 62.5% Welsh, 25% English  & 12.5% American ?

If I go back to the 5th generation, I have
3 Glamorgan, 2 Montgomery, 3 Carmarthen, 1 Gloucestershire, 6 Somerset, 1 Devon
= 50% Welsh, 50% English.

The 6th generation has some Irish Ancestors in it...

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