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The Lighter Side / Re: Will the real Mrs Wilson please stand up......
« on: Thursday 06 December 18 23:49 GMT (UK)  »
How do men like him fund their disfunctional lifestyle...?  His last book was written in 1940. His families appear to have lived pretty much hand to mouth while he carried on regardless  >:(

Ok, maybe at the time, during the war, he did what he did for good reasons with Dorothy but I cannot fathom his reasoning for his deception with Alison, how did she benefit his war effort ?

Not wishing to spoil things but I read that there is yet another wife, four in all  :o  Apart from known facts the man himself remains a mystery.

The Lighter Side / Re: Will the real Mrs Wilson please stand up......
« on: Wednesday 05 December 18 17:55 GMT (UK)  »
A few things from Episode 2.

Did I imagine it or:
1.  Did Keeley Hawes (aka Dorothy Wick) wear the same hat during WW2 that she wore to Alex's funeral in 1962? 
2. When Alison was talking to Dorothy's son, Michael/Mike, did he say that he had all his father's books?  Well, if Mike believed his father died in 1942, who did he think was writing the later ones?  Or have I lost the plot?


Good point about the books...he did say books not looks didn't he ?

Back in the early '50s and into the '60's my Mum had what she called her wedding and funeral hat.  Apart from a headscarf I think it was the only hat she owned.

The Lighter Side / Re: wow lovely unusual names
« on: Friday 30 November 18 18:13 GMT (UK)  »

I was so chuffed when I found a Lavinia in my tree.  I also have a Lois and a Loanda which I'm also rather fond of; such a change from Mary and Elsie. 

A few days ago day I found a Delcie, with BMD and census I have 6 different versions of her name  ::) I'm sticking with 1939 register and calling her Dulcie.


The Common Room / Re: Who would be on a wedding photo generally from 1936?
« on: Sunday 25 November 18 09:20 GMT (UK)  »

Have you looked for a newspaper report of the marriage.  Iíve found some gems for some of mine. They list everyone who attended, what the bride and bridesmaids wore. The brides going away outfit and very often a list of the wedding presents.

I have to agree though that they are nearly all family, the odd close friend of the bride or groom.

Kent / Re: Yalding place name
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 20:09 GMT (UK)  »

Thank you for replies. Think 🤔 I should have gone to that well known spectacle 🤓 shop.

Kent / Re: Yalding place name
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:58 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you so much - makes perfect sense. I think I was trying to be too clever  ::)

Added - Just had another look at a couple more pages and there is a distinct lack of i dotting.

Kent / Yalding place name
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:49 GMT (UK)  »

Hoping someone can help please - I have Elizabeth Hooker bc1847 Yalding  RG13/761 page 17 and or 16
I've looked at the first page enumerators walk but still cannot make out where this assorted family are living. 

World War One / Re: Housewife supplied by army.
« on: Wednesday 25 July 18 14:17 BST (UK)  »
My brother was one of the last to do National Service, he says he still has his housewife somewhere.  It seems you can still buy them. Does that mean they are no longer part of standard issue kit ?🙁

The Common Room / Re: What exactly is an agricultural labourer?
« on: Sunday 06 May 18 11:48 BST (UK)  »
You can find some more topics on Agricultural Labourer in the
RootsChat Reference Library => Lexicon (click here)
(Tip: click on a category - on the right - for related topics)

These topics will give you various descriptions and links for further reading.


the first topic in that list also notes that some agricultural labourers (or sometime aka :Ag.Labs) were also known as Husbandmen

Husbandmen, you'd need to see if he was an employed man rather than renting or owning his own land or farm as I believe originally a husbandman would have been one step up from an ordinary ag lab. in that he would have owned or rented his own farm.

Later in time I was led to believe that a husbandman looked after the farm livestock as opposed to crops.

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