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Technical Help / Re: What does 001 mean?
« on: Monday 16 July 18 19:20 BST (UK)  »
        I did have an old Epsom my sister gave me about three of years ago - but since then I have been using an old Dell, which my sister also gave me.    Mt computer is a Dell.       I only use the printer for scans though.   I don't use ink cartridges any more because I just think the price of the ink is a rip-off.    I was spending mountains of money on ink.      No more!

        I was glad  ;D that you said you deleted the 001 every time you scan something.    When making my original post here, I thought that if I admitted I was deleting the 001 for every image, it would look ridiculous.       

Technical Help / What does 001 mean?
« on: Monday 16 July 18 12:27 BST (UK)  »
   I am on Windows 7 at the moment, and I scan photos all the time.     Once I have scanned a photo, I get the Import Pictures box, asking me to name the picture.    So I name it, and click Import.    Next page that comes up has the photo with the tagged name underneath - but with 001 at the end.     What is this 001?     What does it signify?

World War Two / Re: WW2 aircrew brevet
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 23:06 BST (UK)  »
           Wow!    That's fantastic.    He goes away, way up in my estimation now....           

World War Two / WW2 aircrew brevet
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 20:56 BST (UK)  »
The attached photo is of my father's brother and I have only just noticed that he is wearing what I believe (after investigating it) is an "Aircrew Brevet").    I know that he flew in Lancaster bombers over Germany, but can anyone tell me what this badge means?      The badge appears to have AG on it.       Anyone know if you had to make a fixed number of flights before you qualified for the badge he is wearing?     

Lancashire / Re: Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 16:06 BST (UK)  »
    My mother used to wear the Spirella corset when I was a wee boy...    I am 75 now, so it is a long time ago.     I think they gradually died out.     I seem to remember asking her why she wasn't wearing her "harness" any more.       She retorted: "I am not a horse!"       

Lancashire / Re: Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 16:01 BST (UK)  »
   Dawn M, 
                It is mainly the what she is wearing on her head that puzzles me.    I doubt if that long cape was meant to be wrapped around her neck on cold days to keep out the cold - but I can't see what else it could be used for.    I would guess the vast majority of folk WOULD highly respect her... but you know, there are always a few.....     

        An ancestor of mine, who was a doctor in Manchester away back in the late 1800's, used ride a horse on his rounds, going out visiting pregnant women in their homes, often in the middle of the night.     He used to deliver babies.   Some of the births were very difficult with the woman in great pain, and the delivery taking hours and hours.    ...Sometimes he had to use forceps for these very difficult births, and he had a reputation for being quite skilled at it too.     Gulp - Better him than me!     


Lancashire / Re: Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 12:37 BST (UK)  »
    My grandmother, her brother and Edith Rachel Holmes all lived in the same large Manchester house at Longsight and the brother had a Riley car, and he would come up to Scotland on regular visits.       Was it legal for a coffin to be placed into a car and driven all that distance?       I am thinking this might have been what happened, now that you mention cars.   

     I had a ride in that car once or twice.    I can still smell the leather from the seats as though it was just yesterday.     They don't make cars like that any more.

Lancashire / Midwives - strange uniforms.
« on: Saturday 14 July 18 11:57 BST (UK)  »
My G/grandmother was a Qualified midwife.   She was born Edith Rachel Wilson in 1874, married a Holmes and then lived mainly in Manchester till she died in 1949.      I have attached photos of her in a cape and a coat, which was apparently the midwives uniform.      I am wondering if the uniform was always the same design or could the date of these photos be traced by the design of the strange looking uniform.       If she wore this in Glasgow in her young days, I can imagine her getting "second looks" quite a lot, and maybe a few wisecracks as well.      Anyone know if this was the normal uniforn, and does anyone have a rough idea when they might have been taken?

        The photo has a window in the background advertising Spirella Corsets.      Don't suppose anyone from Manchester knows if Spirella had a place like that...    anyone know where this place was?      I am pretty sure it would be Manchester, but there is an outside chance that it could be Glasgow. 

        A second, more serious question ...    when Edith Rachel died in Manchester, my grandmother had her body brought up from Manchester to be buried in the family grave up here.     Curious as to how this was arranged.      How would the coffin & body be transported - by train perhaps.    And then what when it arrived at Central station.     What then?   

Technical Help / Timelines and Lifelines
« on: Thursday 12 July 18 09:52 BST (UK)  »
      I have been using Genes Reunited recently, and I do like their Lifeline, because it is blank at the start and I then add things to it.     I can take a photo from Keepsafe, (which will have a date on it,) and it can go easily onto the Lifeline in date order.    The only thing is that Genes Reunited often acts drunk - the page sticks or you have to fiddle about before you can get a Lifeline to show the correct information in the correct Lifeline.         
      I don't like Find My Past so much because they don't allow a photo to be added onto a Timeline the way that Genes Reunited does, and Ancestry isn't quite what I want.     I don't want a site that decides what goes on a Timeline.     I want to be the one who decides that.       I like the way Genes does it but people seem to be having problems (not just me) with its reliability.       

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