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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 / 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 / Troop-ship to Egypt 1914
« on: Sunday 15 April 18 17:09 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone guide me into establishing which of troop-ships Mangaunui, Limerick or Arawa was used by 7438 Samuel James Beart Foss when leaving on 16 October 1914 for Egypt. Thanks. T.

Armed Forces Resources / Cannon at Cartagena, Spain
« on: Tuesday 03 April 18 17:41 BST (UK)  »
On the battlements at Cartagena, along with several other cannons, is one that has a rose & crown cast into the barrel. Might this have been an English cannon? Might it have been taken from a captured English man of war? I should be interested to hear reader's views. Toby.

Armed Forces / Date of Birth Significance
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 21:36 GMT (UK)  »
I have come across an instance where a man signing on for the Navy gave his age as a year older than it really was. He was actually just over 18. Would this have been done to get him on a higher pay band? Thanks. Toby.

New Zealand Completed Requests / Taratahi Dairy Company A.G.M. 1883
« on: Tuesday 06 February 18 17:48 GMT (UK)  »
The report of this meeting uses the sign e,g. 15 per acre but elsewhere L10 per acre. Is this a printer's error or is there some other significance? Toby.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Berkshire Will of 1560
« on: Sunday 04 February 18 18:15 GMT (UK)  »
I am just about able to read some of the english text, but at the end of the will the text changes to latin. I imagine that this part may well be pretty standard and I might find a likely transcription and even a translation if I knew where to look. Can anyone help? Thanks, Toby.

Other Countries / India.Kalka to Shimla Railway
« on: Wednesday 24 January 18 23:00 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone is able to identify this railway station which is on the line between Shimla & Kalka?
I have enlarged the one piece which may help although it doesn't mean anything to me.
Many thanks, Toby Webb.

Dorset / Where is it?
« on: Saturday 20 January 18 12:08 GMT (UK)  »
I have looked in vain in trying to identify this church which I believe is in Dorset. Does any kind reader identify it?
Very many thanks for any help, Toby.

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