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Oxfordshire / Re: Eva Tweed, Carterton, Oxon.
« on: Yesterday at 21:13 »
I think we should have a photograph of Eva’s car now.  :)

Well, maybe;  https://www.british-history.ac.uk/sites/default/files/publications/pubid-1252/images/fig33.gif
[Brize Norton road, 1920s]

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Technical Help / Re: EPH wireless heating timer, help needed
« on: Friday 23 November 18 23:12 GMT (UK)  »
From the building regs;
  It is also a requirement in the building regulations to provide users with information on how to use their controls to reduce
energy consumption. This should ensure that the customer is able to operate the specific controls that have been installed and
to leave the operating instructions with them. It should also help them understand the best way to use the controls to maintain
comfort and minimise energy use. A detailed guide to use of controls is available to download from
www.beama.org.uk/heatingcontrols and this can be left with customers.
For new systems the regulations suggest that a set of operating and maintenance instructions should be left with the occupants
in a durable and easily understood format.

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Technical Help / Re: EPH wireless heating timer, help needed
« on: Friday 23 November 18 21:29 GMT (UK)  »
Depending on which model
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPy-mcBZopY

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The Lighter Side / Re: Why did only sons survive?
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 18:40 GMT (UK)  »
I see you do not list parish records amongst your sources, sometimes cause of death was noted on them.

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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Re: John Potter (1779) black ancestor
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 13:24 GMT (UK)  »

I thought that perhaps however my mum said that she thinks that both of John's parents probably were black as it would have been extremely rare to have a mixed race couple at that time.
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No doubt in terms of % of population it would have been extremely rare, however, I am a mentor for ReadEasy which uses, in their reading scheme, the life story of Olaudah Equiano (also known as Gustavus Vassa). He was an African taken as a child slave. After many years at sea, during which time he saved the pennies he earned barbering for his fellow sailors, he eventually settled ashore and married a white woman.
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The above quote is from the OP, not me. It is a snippet from my post saying that I do not agree with the quoted idea.

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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Re: John Potter (1779) black ancestor
« on: Thursday 22 November 18 13:18 GMT (UK)  »
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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Re: John Potter (1779) black ancestor
« on: Wednesday 21 November 18 13:16 GMT (UK)  »

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I thought that perhaps however my mum said that she thinks that both of John's parents probably were black as it would have been extremely rare to have a mixed race couple at that time.
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 It seems it was not such an unusual occurrence.;
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/blackhistory/intro/intro.htm
 
 and

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18903391

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Europe / Re: Geneanet
« on: Thursday 15 November 18 15:04 GMT (UK)  »
It is free for the basic version. I think it is French, not German though.

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The Common Room / Re: 1878 - Uk Pension, WO117 - request help..
« on: Wednesday 14 November 18 19:54 GMT (UK)  »
I would think that 13 pence in 1878 would convert to about £5 or £6  today.

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