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The Common Room / Re: What was school like in the 1920s?
« on: Wednesday 06 June 18 09:13 BST (UK)  »
I cannot give you the dates but in rural areas children were absent from school at harvesting times including strawberry season as they had to work with their parents. It was becoming a big problem as some days there were very few children in class so I assume Parliament or the Ministry of Education introduced 6 weeks school holidays in the summer to prevent bunking off to the fields etc

The Lighter Side / Re: Heir Hunters new series
« on: Monday 23 April 18 13:30 BST (UK)  »
The captions and outlines of trees have an orange flame effect background the small white font does not show very well, people with sight defect would prefer a lighter background.

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: St.Andrews Cross on a grave
« on: Wednesday 04 April 18 23:49 BST (UK)  »
There could be a Scottish connection although quite possible that a family had observed the design on another grave elsewhere. Most of the larger firms od monumental masons worked from catalogues displaying angels, crosses, poems and quotations so just as likely that somebody took a fancy to a particular design.

Devon / Re: Alias's in Devon
« on: Tuesday 06 March 18 14:38 GMT (UK)  »
There was only one Salter marriage to a very distant relative so I cannot confirm whether this was a Huguenot connection. The names given were examples of known alias names [not necessarily from within my own family].

Graveyards and Gravestones / Re: Zion Burial
« on: Wednesday 28 February 18 13:44 GMT (UK)  »
Zion often a name used for non conformist chapels were named after Mount Zion at Jerusalem.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Re: Surnames search for the fawley area
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 19:13 GMT (UK)  »
I think that Annie Rollins' death was recorded Dec 1887 Q at South Stoneham - the union workhouse at West End village was also used for medical care for poorer patients from the area.

The Common Room / Re: family history before 1700
« on: Sunday 18 February 18 09:02 GMT (UK)  »
You may find joining a family history society worthwhile as often they have published booklets of baptisms/ marriages etc or produced microfiches. Possibly if you contact the Record Office for the county they will advise you of sources available for research. Also websites such as IGI Family Search may have these records as an index.

Devon / Re: Anthony Greenyer - lived near Looe 1950s
« on: Tuesday 16 January 18 18:32 GMT (UK)  »
On another site you suggested that he lived in Plymouth [Devon] or Looe [Cornwall].

Try contacting Greenyers listed in the BT telephone directory, different location but they may have connection?

The Common Room / Re: Disappearance of William Woodhead, Deptford 1851-1861
« on: Saturday 06 January 18 18:25 GMT (UK)  »
The main employer was the Royal Dockyard and it began to fall into decline 1830/1840.  It is possible that he was offered work in the dockyards in other locations e.g Scotland, Canada, Malta etc and moved away perhaps for a limited time but died in service. The BMD index of course shows only deaths in England and Wales.

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