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Armed Forces / Re: Where is this ?
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:42 BST (UK)  »
Possibly the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, also known as the First Ashanti Expedition.  Preparatory work by a team of Royal Engineers began September 1873, troops arrived late December 1873, several battles, brief occupation of Kumasi, treaty signed July 1874.

Drosybont

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Armed Forces / Re: Where is this ?
« on: Thursday 09 August 18 22:21 BST (UK)  »
Gold Coast was the pre-independence name for Ghana.

Drosybont

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The Common Room / Re: Church this film is taken from
« on: Sunday 22 July 18 23:23 BST (UK)  »
I thought Independent was usually an alternative for Congregational?

Drosybont

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Old russian script
« on: Saturday 30 June 18 18:07 BST (UK)  »
I'm advised by the linguist in my household that it is Russian, written in a cursive form of cyrillic script.  He can read it well enough to pick out some words but not well enough to do a full transcription.  The names about half way down,  eg Daniel Bloch, are repeated in roman script in brackets.

Drosybont

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A couple of articles on the Welsh Newpapers Online site, this is quite detailed:

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3795273/3795275/21/

Drosybont

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Ireland / Re: Vinegar Hill rebels
« on: Sunday 03 June 18 11:57 BST (UK)  »
There's a article about the Battle of Vinegar Hill here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Vinegar_Hill

There's a book and film called "Death or Liberty" made by Dr Tony Moore of Monash University which tells the story of these and other rebels, radicals and reformers exiled as convicts between 1788 and 1888.

Drosybont

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The Common Room / Re: Help with the interpretation of a legacy.
« on: Friday 01 June 18 16:58 BST (UK)  »
Yes, sorry, I did realise the reading of the wording was being queried but I thought there was a question about the meaning too.  A young heifer is a much more worthwhile legacy.

Drosybont

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The Common Room / Re: Help with the interpretation of a legacy.
« on: Friday 01 June 18 12:14 BST (UK)  »
A wether is a castrated male sheep, and a hogget is a sheep between one and two years of age.

Drosybont

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Caernarvonshire / Re: Patrick Joseph Perry .Death Llandudno 1904
« on: Sunday 01 April 18 13:59 BST (UK)  »
This might be what you're looking for, in the Llandudno Advertiser and List of Visitors, 17 September 1904, available free of charge through the National Library of Wales site Welsh Newspapers Online:

http://newspapers.library.wales/view/3654251/3654256/20/

The details of the funeral are towards the end of the article.

Drosybont

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