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« on: Monday 24 December 18 17:39 GMT (UK)  »
Is there a kind person out there who could look up a newspaper article that appeared in the MEN in 1963?  I have tried looking up on the British Newspaper Archive but MEN only goes up to 1945.

It was about an incident that happened at our home in Failsworth on 25 February 1963.  A policeman cornered two men in our garden who had burgled the Labour Club a few streets from us and my father Thomas Gleave was injured while helping the police.  The police told my father he would get some compensation at the time but all he got was a letter of thanks from an Acting Superintendent in Lancashire Constabulary.

I know it was on the front page of the MEN a few days later but I've been unable to trace the article.
I don't live locally to go to Manchester Library so would be grateful for any help. 

Some time ago I came across a Programme from a Black & White Minstrel show, I think it was performed at Manchester Grammar school although I might be mistaken as to where it was.  My father was on the Programme, taking part as a teenager.  I didn't make a note of it and now can no longer find it.  I've searched many sites pertaining to Manchester Grammar school to no avail. 
Anybody with any ideas where I could track this down?  Any help appreciated.

« on: Monday 05 November 18 10:43 GMT (UK)  »
I am coming back to this search after 4 years!!  For anyone still interested, following on from redtonyt's help I have discovered that the place where my grandfather was taken with influenza was probably what they call a base hospital run by people like the Red Cross.  Interesting articles and but unfortunately it doesn't mention what happened to people with influenza. As my grandad was admitted there in October 1918 he probably made is way back home from there.  I would love to know how he got back home, train or barge but my hope of that is slim as its taken me all this time to find this last piece of information!!

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Reserved Occupations WW1 and WW2 England
« on: Saturday 27 October 18 14:26 BST (UK)  »
Thank you very much for that information Jim.  Shame there's no records anywhere.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Reserved Occupations WW1 and WW2 England
« on: Thursday 25 October 18 21:38 BST (UK)  »
I came across these posts whilst looking for anything on reserved occupations in WW1.  My grandfather Frederick Gleave b.1882 was married with 2 children by 1914 and had more children during the war years.  His job was master joiner and family stories told that he worked on the wooden aircraft in the war.  He lived in Miles Platting, Manchester and was quite close to AVRose.  I wrote to them some years ago but there's no records of who worked there.
Could anyone suggest where I might find out more information on what he did in WW1?  Any help appreciated.

The Lighter Side / Re: ancestral home
« on: Thursday 06 September 18 14:32 BST (UK)  »
I have just come across your posts on 'Ancestral Home'.  It took my attention because I was also looking for Crawshaw Fold in Crumpsall.  Although none of the Christian names match with your family, my Scholes family also lived in Crawshaw Fold in the 1880s.  I'm sure they must have been related in some way.  My 3rd great-grandfather was Edward married to Betty.  Their son was Edward Richard married to Mary Hazeldine and their son was also Edward.  My 2nd great-grandfather was another son Edwin married to Mary Hazeldine.
If you are still on Roots, is there a connection?

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Harpurhey burials
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 08:46 BST (UK)  »
Since my last post on this topic I have researched William's naval record.  I found a William McMullen involved in the Boxer rebellion and that he landed in China during the Boxer Rebellion on ship named HMS Marathon transferred in 1902 to Duke of Wellington. Regimental No 285846
Medal No 6584 HMS Goliath Reg No 182886

This could be him or I like the other suggestion from someone that he may have never married and became a priest.  I have a wedding photograph of a nephew and it has 2 priests amongst the guests.  I don't know where to start researching that!!

Laois (Queens) / White/Kelly/Mather which one is my great-grandmother
« on: Thursday 22 February 18 12:31 GMT (UK)  »
As some of you will know I've had many attempts at trying to find my great-grandmother Sarah Kelly. She was born in Queens County in 1853, I know this because I have her marriage certificate in England when she married William Mather in 1873 and this also shows her father as Michael Kelly.  I still occasionally go back to my notes to review the links and ideas I've had to find her in Ireland but because the name is so common I've never had any luck.
I recently found a record for Raheen | Microfilm 04202 / 01  Ballinagar Diocese Kildare and Leighlin showing a Catholic baptism for 5 June 1857 birth of Sarah to Essy White and Michael Kelly.  I have seen this name before but have still been unable to make a link that I have the right Sarah.
I had seen a previous post regarding the White family but no mention of an Essy.  I wonder if anyone interested in the White's know this name?
Any help appreciated.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: Edith Elizabeth Jones McMullen
« on: Tuesday 17 October 17 16:01 BST (UK)  »
Thanks very much to all contributors, grateful for all your help.  It looks like she never married again.

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