Author Topic: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment  (Read 8758 times)

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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #9 on: Monday 01 June 15 21:28 BST (UK) »
Hi wendy. i will have a look at my research and see if i have anything on the hedges. also i do have a friend who is also a descendant of the hedges family who lived on ash tree lane. do you know mary's parents names at all. do you have her birth cert. i could ask my friend about them if you can tell me a bit more. will come back to you tomorrow. when i look i my papers for ash tree lane.
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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #10 on: Monday 01 June 15 21:32 BST (UK) »
hi thank you so much for replying to me. i dont know anything about my nans side of the family. i was looking at her birth certificate on line and her birth was registered at the beacon gypsy embankment camp. her name was mary ann hedges and she was born there on the 14th april 1911. there is no mention of her mother. i was told she could have been a twin/. x

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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #11 on: Monday 01 June 15 21:48 BST (UK) »
It is ok to link to newspaper articles that are open to view here but not copy them (I've checked before).

Are you all aware of these photographs of Ash Tree Lane?
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=5702.0
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Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #12 on: Monday 01 June 15 22:02 BST (UK) »
wendy i will message you. my friend is very intrested in talking to you.
waters/walters-berkshire
tanner and adby- berkshire
loveridge and parker romanies from suffolk,essex,beds,bucks and herts
gill- derbyshire
turvills-hinks,leicestershire
calladine and Bostock,pot hawkers-Derbyshire

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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #13 on: Monday 01 June 15 22:04 BST (UK) »
ive just seen all the old photos of the camp. wow its amazing. this is where my nan was born. i want to learn so much more. not very good finding my way around this site so hoping this message goes to the right forum. so excited. really hope i find out more about my nan.

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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #14 on: Monday 01 June 15 23:58 BST (UK) »
wendy there is a previous thread on the hedges family here

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=336043.0

http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=436261.0

you may find it worth a read.
waters/walters-berkshire
tanner and adby- berkshire
loveridge and parker romanies from suffolk,essex,beds,bucks and herts
gill- derbyshire
turvills-hinks,leicestershire
calladine and Bostock,pot hawkers-Derbyshire

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Re: Ash tree lane,beacon road, gillingham kent gypsy encampment
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 27 April 17 11:18 BST (UK) »
Hello, sorry to bump this thread. I've become interested in my family tree and this came up whilst searching. My Grandmother is listed in your post. Caroline (AKA Cassie). My great-grandfather was William (Bill) Kemp. From what I've been told he owned the land where the camp was situated. The council tried to buy it for years and eventually he sold on the condition that his wife would remain living in a bungalow there until her death. Other families were re-housed, near the White rd estate. I have a few pictures of Bill and a few others who I'm not too sure of. Sadly, I've never seen a picture of my grandmother. Thank you for this thread, such a lovely feeling when I saw all those names listed.