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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Help Please
« on: Sunday 25 February 18 19:26 GMT (UK)  »
I had a go at taking out the pigeon but I'd have to do a fair bit of  work to adjust her arm so that she doesn't look as if she's holding something.


Quite amazing what you folk can do with a photo  :-*  Maybe give her a posy of flowers?   

The Lighter Side / Re: Monumental Inscriptions
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 19:18 GMT (UK)  »

The Lighter Side / Re: Monumental Inscriptions
« on: Saturday 03 February 18 19:10 GMT (UK)  »
That's how our church controls the Rabbits.


What?  :o  With toasted sandwiches  ;D ;D

The Common Room / Re: 1939 confused
« on: Wednesday 20 December 17 13:18 GMT (UK)  »
That is good news.  Who was she mistranscribed as  :-\

Stingon instead of Sturgeon which didn't come up on a variants search  ::)  I found her eventually under her first married surname.   

Quote from NA website " The Register was continually updated while National Registration was in force, when it was a legal requirement to notify the registration authorities of any change of name or address. This ended in 1952, but since 1948 the Register had also been used by the National Health Service, who continued updating the records until 1991, when paper-based record-keeping was discontinued".

Despite another marriage in early 1953 and three further children (born in hospital) her record was not updated with her second married surname.

The Common Room / Re: 1939 confused
« on: Wednesday 20 December 17 09:57 GMT (UK)  »

Thank you to everyone who replied with suggestions.

 ;D ;D ;D I've found her  ;D ;D ;D  Badly mis-transcribed, no surprises there  :-\  Just a question of trawling every female with the same birthday, year by tedious year.


The Lighter Side / Re: 'Pairs' of blankets?! (Completed -- thank you!)
« on: Monday 20 November 17 22:11 GMT (UK)  »
I remember being given at least three pairs of blankets as wedding presents in the 1970s - as well, of course, as pairs of sheets and pairs of pillowcases .... and some pairs of towels, along with a couple of "Bales" of towels - I think those were  two large bath towels, two smaller, two hand towels, and possibly face cloths? Can't quite recall.
- Most of the above are still in existence, if not in their original use. Blankets are handy for protecting things in transit in car boots, for animals to sit on, etc.

Snap! We were given two 'counterpanes' as well.  One blanket still in use ,  counterpanes somewhere at the back of the airing cupboard.  They didn't get much use as one was bright orange the other turquoise and red flowers , pretty vile even for  the '70's

Always have a blanket under the bottom sheet...are we of a 'certain age'. ?   
As for old army blankets, what were they made of?  Incredible to think the last of them went in the dogs beds not many years ago and they would have been my brothers from their National Service days.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: What does this mean?
« on: Sunday 19 November 17 11:54 GMT (UK)  »

Could it simply be that Roger Levesey wanted to be sure that William Creed was paid what he was owed and so he named him in the will  :-\

The Lighter Side / Re: Joining a family history group
« on: Saturday 18 November 17 21:25 GMT (UK)  »
I would not give that much information just to join a group. Definitely excessive. Why do they want all that info? Also where is it stored, who would have access to it etc? I think it raises all sorts of data protection issues if nothing else. I don't know what country you are in, but are there privacy/data protection laws in place? If so, it would seem that they are in breach by asking those questions.

I agree, just imagine what someone could do with all that information, especially as some of your family are presumably still alive  :o 

Is there no other local family history group that you could join ?

The Common Room / Re: Interesting death - Inquest papers?
« on: Wednesday 15 November 17 18:14 GMT (UK)  »

There is information here from National Archives website concerning inquests 

Not all survive, many have been destroyed.

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