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The Common Room / Re: Derby - Litchurch Gas Works
« on: Yesterday at 21:48 »
Looking at the map again I wonder if there might be a gatehouse just by the only road entrance to the works, at the bottom where the road crosses the canal.
Just speculating

See the 1883 Town Plan at it looks like a house.


London and Middlesex / Re: Bemused
« on: Yesterday at 17:22 »
Perhaps you mean that their electoral register entries seem to stop in 1957?  Not all are online, but I agree they are elusive after that.  Might they have emigrated?

The the GRO Online Index for deaths stops at 1957.


The purpose of a Female Penitentiary was to offer refuge and help to girls and women in need. Penitent Women were usually prostitutes.


Oxfordshire / Re: Cuttleslowe Court Old Peoples Home
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 21:30 BST (UK)  »
You can see it marked on the 1973 map at on Wyatt Road.
No longer there

The enumerator copied the information given on the  householder's schedule into the enumerator's book, so either there was no occupation given on the schedule, or he forgot to copy it. As the householder's schedules no longer exist there is no way of knowing.


The Common Room / Re: Letter A in baptism register
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 14:36 BST (UK)  »
Cremation became legal in 1884, on 26th March, 1885 the first official cremation at Woking took place. See


The Common Room / Re: Letter A in baptism register
« on: Sunday 14 October 18 13:42 BST (UK)  »
I think it is more likely to be Acceptance into the Church, after a previous private baptism.

It is usually "Received"
 If a child is baptised privately, they ought to be brought to the Church as soon as possible to be received as members of " the flock of true Christian people". So where a private baptism is employed, there is a further rite (if the child survives) of reception into church.

The wording of the Service, in the Book of Common Prayer, is;
"We receive this Child into the congregation of Christ's flock.........."

England / Re: Attendent in Lunatic Asylum
« on: Saturday 13 October 18 16:52 BST (UK)  »
This is from the 1881 Census for Lincolnshire County Asylum RG11; Piece: 3244; Folio: 136; Page: 3;

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