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England / Re: Battle of Waterloo
« on: Friday 09 February 18 23:19 GMT (UK)  »
According to Who Do You Think You Are magazine Ancestry has published records of more than 460,000 soldiers who served in the Peninsula War, including those who served at Waterloo.

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Devon / Re: Old Paignton
« on: Wednesday 17 January 18 20:16 GMT (UK)  »
I didn't exactly join the group. I have no time for what the Press likes to call "social media" and merely monitor P in P from time to time. It is a great resource for anyone interested in the town.

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Devon / Re: Old Paignton
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 16:03 GMT (UK)  »
I had been following P in P for some considerable time before your kind offer to contact Paula. I did send her an e-mail but from memory (and remember this was almost 3 years ago) I got a reply saying she would do what she could but I heard no more from her.

The occasional look at her page is the only reason I go anywhere near Facebook.

I have been back home three or four times since those days and have managed to buy a couple of books on the town's history but those photographs bring back so many memories.

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Devon / Re: Old Paignton
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 11:09 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Juliette,

Thanks for joining in and welcome to Rootschat.

I would very much welcome any information you may be able to provide in respect of Oldenburg House. I'm sorry but I don't have any images of it. If anyone has them I would appreciate images of Oldenburg House, Seacroft (Norman Road) and Torbay House, which stood until about the 1880s on the Esplanade, more or less where the Vue Cinema is now.

Regards,

Keith


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Warwickshire / Re: Birmingham burials and cremations
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 20:27 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Brummygirl, I must admit that I had wondered about this point myself.

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Warwickshire / Re: Blitz: the bombs that changed Britain BBC2
« on: Saturday 09 December 17 20:22 GMT (UK)  »
I was not aware of this series but to answer at least part of the original question, there certainly is a bomb map of Birmingham. A late friend of mine had a copy and I can only assume that he got it from the Library of Birmingham.

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The Common Room / Re: England in the time of Richard III - free course
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 21:18 GMT (UK)  »
No, I hadn't noticed the Hadrian's Wall course. I'll go looking for it. I doubt I would get on well with the food course. The only part of Richard III I didn't enjoy was part 5, food of the time. I guess I'm not a gourmet.

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The Common Room / Re: England in the time of Richard III - free course
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 20:14 GMT (UK)  »
It's good that they're repeating the Richard III course. It was interesting and instructive and I can recommend it to anyone with an interest in history.

Unfortunately I've been unable to find anything  with which to follow it.

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Warwickshire / Re: Birmingham burials and cremations
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 20:11 GMT (UK)  »
No gratitude due to me. I merely reported the site's existence after having been shown it by someone else.

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