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The Common Room / Re: Thank you to the Moderators
« on: Wednesday 08 August 18 12:58 BST (UK)  »
Here, here!!!

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I would be interested in acquiring a couple of your unwanted certificates. I will send you a private message

Pete Walker

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Aberdeenshire / Re: old fishing photo- peterhead
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 22:38 GMT (UK)  »
They are 'Herring Lassies' , many of whom were Scottish who followed the herring fishing fleets down the east coast up until the 1960s.

They gutted and packed the herring in barrels shown in the background.

The style of dress (I'm no expert!)  suggests sometime after WW2 to me.

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World War Two / Re: 620 Sqn QS- Short Stirling Photos
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 23:02 GMT (UK)  »
A friend from my family history group has contacted me to tell me that his father Flight Sergeant Ken Hillier served as a tail gunner in 620 Squadron.

Ken contributed to the book  'Stirlings in Action with the Airborne Forces' by Dr Dennis J Williams published by Sword and Pen 2007. Amongst the many photos of 620 Squadron's machines is one of Ken Hillier.

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I have used this list for US Army and Air Force units in East Anglia so it may be of help

 US Army/Army Air Force: Units from UK Station List
www.ddaymuseum.co.uk/documents/US-units-March-44.doc

You will get a Word document to download. You have to enable editing and you can then use Word's search facility.

 I search by county as some place names aren't obvious!

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World War Two / Re: Query ~ HMS Victory WW2
« on: Saturday 30 September 17 21:54 BST (UK)  »
The photo with the name Victory could be a view of the port side of an American Victory ship many of which were called "xxxxxxxxxxxx Victory"  I Googled Dominican Victory and think the lines and spring pipes look about right.

Pete

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Berkshire Lookup Requests / Re: Marriage STRANGE - TREW/TRUE abt 1823
« on: Tuesday 22 August 17 23:36 BST (UK)  »
Hi Matt

Not quite sure why I never picked up your  post but only came across it by accident tonight.

I am still interested in CTP but I'm away on holiday in about six hours so I will have to get back to you on my return about 2nd week of Sept if this is OK?

Pete



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Lanarkshire / Re: Address of Graham wedding 1910 Glasgow
« on: Tuesday 22 August 17 16:56 BST (UK)  »
Thanks anne_p for the confirmation of Springburn Rd!

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Lanarkshire / Re: Address of Graham wedding 1910 Glasgow
« on: Tuesday 22 August 17 16:46 BST (UK)  »
Hi Suzilad

Thanks for the very speedy reply! I think you are right as the first two letters in the road name are very similar to the Sp of Spinster also in the clip. Google tells me Springburn Rd and Culloden St are a 45 minute walk apart. I assume there might have been trams too.

Thanks again!

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