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Messages - Ray T

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Cheshire / Re: Grove Street, Hazel Grove - Puzzled!
« on: Yesterday at 17:25 »
If you look at the 1871 six inch map, what is, and presumably was, Vine Street runs at right angles from London Road roughly NE through the "S" in "Silk Mill" eventually linking with what was to become Grove Street.

The three streets running between Commercial Road and Chapel Street - Hazel Street, Grove Street and Co-operative Street give a clue as to who built them!

I think Stockport Heritage Library has some early 1:1250 maps and I have to go past there to have my teeth examined later this week, perhaps I'll call in and see.

Thanks emeltom and arthurk.

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Cheshire / Grove Street, Hazel Grove - Puzzled!
« on: Yesterday at 14:51 »
I'm actually looking for "Grove House". Looking at the 1841 (HO 107/99/21) it seems to be somewhere near or on "Grove Street" - I know the area, I lived round the corner for forty years.

The problem is that Grove Street wasn't built until the 1890s. In the 1840s it was a field!

Am I missing something?

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The Lighter Side / Re: Who discovered America?
« on: Yesterday at 10:03 »
Would those be this week's, latest, once in a lifetime, buy it now, final offer, 25% off, Ancestry DNA markers?

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The Common Room / Re: Find a will (soldiers wills)
« on: Yesterday at 09:59 »
I got a copy of my G-uncle's will (KinA 1917), on line, direct fron the NA.

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Lancashire / Re: Money collected from Gas meters 1900s
« on: Monday 16 April 18 19:02 BST (UK)  »
Wow, thank you hanes teulu, you have answered another query as we weren't sure if the collector had a bike or not.

Regards.
JeanC

My late father used the bus or walked but penny meters had been phased out by the time he started the job. By the time he finished, in 1983, he drove a van and supervised a gang of collectors meeting up with them to take the money and hand out more work.

Nostalgia simply isn't what it used to be! (Actually it was thought to be a disease suffered by sailors away from home for months/years at a time.)

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Lancashire / Re: Money collected from Gas meters 1900s
« on: Monday 16 April 18 16:50 BST (UK)  »
Not sure which bit of the "1900s" you're looking at but, from the 1960's, the collector took the money to the bank. This was the case with NW gas but I can't be sure about other parts of the UK. If the bank had closed - and they closed early in pre-computer days - the collector took it home and banked it the next morning.

A security risk by today's standards but you won't get that far carrying a bag full of shilling coins!

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The Common Room / Re: F.M.P. Again!
« on: Wednesday 04 April 18 12:58 BST (UK)  »
Hmmmmm....

It looks like they've been messing around with it again. As of mid-morning, it no longer works with Safari but it seems OK using the iOS version and Firefox.

They accepted it wouldn't work with Safari several years ago but they fixed it.

Thanks for looking.

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The Common Room / FindMyPast Again!
« on: Wednesday 04 April 18 11:59 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone else having difficulty viewing images on Find My Past this morning?

Search and transcripts are both OK but trying to view an image simply results in the dreaded black screen.  ??? :-X

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........ and there was no distortion whatsoever in cameras made in the early 20C, and there is no such thing as depth of field, and there's no chance whatsoever of a pure amateur getting acceptable results, and distortion can't be corrected on the computer, and if we hadn't had such a thing as trial and error, photography would never have been invented in the first place.

What the o/p wants is a half decent and cheap copy of the photograph, not forensic exhibit.

As I said, matter closed.

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