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Messages - Ray T

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The Lighter Side / Re: how to stop being angry about stolen photos
« on: Friday 14 December 18 15:44 GMT (UK)  »
Actually, within the strict meaning of the word, taking information from a public source; e.g.  something published on a website, or “secondary research” as its called in academic circles, is perfectly legitimate. Its down the the person taking it to demonstrate its relevance to the subject they’re researching, however.

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The Lighter Side / Re: how to stop being angry about stolen photos
« on: Friday 14 December 18 09:26 GMT (UK)  »
As Venelow says, you don’t have any rights to an old photograph taken by somebody else so, if you don’t want somebody to “borrow” it’ don’t put it on line.

I’ve had old photos which I’ve “improved” used by others - they’re not “mine” so they’re welcome to them. Similarly, I’ve had others complain that I’ve “stolen” “their” photographs.

You can only realistically complain if you’ve suffered some sort of loss financially.

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The Lighter Side / Re: George Bush
« on: Thursday 13 December 18 13:12 GMT (UK)  »
Perhaps he’s been looking at too many Ancestry trees?

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Technical Help / Re: Pic. from newspaper to a friend
« on: Wednesday 12 December 18 09:33 GMT (UK)  »
It’s even easier to click and drag a website picture to your desktop (you can rename it there if it takes your fancy) and drag it from there into an email or wherever you want it to go.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where and When - in London
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 22:30 GMT (UK)  »
Yes, definitely the Waldorf. I presume that it was somewhat up-market in the inter-war years? Consequently, its difficult to imagine a group of Stockport hatters staying in such a place. I doubt whether my grandfather would have been able to afford to stay there. I’ve always assumed it was a day trip.

Thanks everyone.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where and When - in London
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 17:19 GMT (UK)  »
The building looks a bit like HMRC on Whitehall but some of the detailing is different. How much of it was damaged/rebuilt as a result of/following WW2?

Edit - the coat of arms above the door says Edward VII but it could have been modified at a later date.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where and When - in London
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 16:46 GMT (UK)  »
Well spotted but ......

The writing on the vehicle door says “Hire Department - Leonard Street EC2” and it’s unlikely that a bus would have driven to pick them up.

I’m aware that DB (and JA) are Stockport registration marks but I doubt a car would have gone with them. I think the signpost outside Stockport Town Hall says “London 198 3/4 miles” so it’s much more likely that they went by train and picked up the bus at Euston.

All I’ve cropped off is the white border so what you see is all I’ve got.

Why do you say 20’s, Treetotal? My grandfather and mother are sitting next to who I think may be my father. They were married in 1924 & he was born in 1925. From what I can see of “him” he looks about 12 so mid 1930s would be the best fit.

Bear in mind that the latest fashions may have reached Stockport somewhat later than the rest of the world!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Where and When - in London
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 14:26 GMT (UK)  »
It's a good old "Chara'" trip; all the way from Stockport, but where are they (Embankment?) and what date might it be?

I suspect the 1930s and, if so, I can just see my father's cap poking out from behind the bloke with the big hat.

Incidentally, they're all wearing really posh hats so I suspect that its a works trip from Battersby's hat factory.

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