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Offline clairec666

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Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:03 GMT (UK) »
I love using the British Newspaper Archive as a source of information for my tree.

But an added bonus is the adverts.

Here's my favourite so far - please share any amusing ones you find!
ESSEX - Albrorough, Cant, Dash, Deacon, Fincham, Luckin, Moul, Potter, Richmond, Ruse, Tansley, Turrill, Whiting, Wisby
SUFFOLK - Bell, Godden, Good
SHROPSHIRE - Breakwell, Brick, Edwards
STAFFORDSHIRE - Male, Ryder, Salter, Webb, Yates
WORCS - Frazer, Nind, Pardoe, Woodward
NORTHANTS - Sharp, Brawn, Randall
CAMBS/HUNTS - Benton, Glithro, Hayes, Robinett, Speechley, Watts, Whitehead
KENT - Cullen, Hopkins, Pilcher
SOMERSET - Hodges, Weston
WILTS - Dash
GLOUCS - Clouter, Seager

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:14 GMT (UK) »
Definitely NOT amusing if you're a sheep  :-X
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
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Milner - WRY
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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:17 GMT (UK) »
Definitely NOT amusing if you're a sheep  :-X

Of course, or for the farmer! It just struck me as very different from today's newspaper adverts.
ESSEX - Albrorough, Cant, Dash, Deacon, Fincham, Luckin, Moul, Potter, Richmond, Ruse, Tansley, Turrill, Whiting, Wisby
SUFFOLK - Bell, Godden, Good
SHROPSHIRE - Breakwell, Brick, Edwards
STAFFORDSHIRE - Male, Ryder, Salter, Webb, Yates
WORCS - Frazer, Nind, Pardoe, Woodward
NORTHANTS - Sharp, Brawn, Randall
CAMBS/HUNTS - Benton, Glithro, Hayes, Robinett, Speechley, Watts, Whitehead
KENT - Cullen, Hopkins, Pilcher
SOMERSET - Hodges, Weston
WILTS - Dash
GLOUCS - Clouter, Seager

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Definitely NOT amusing if you're a sheep  :-X

I didn't know sheep read newspapers! ;)

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 21:20 GMT (UK) »
Definitely NOT amusing if you're a sheep  :-X

I didn't know sheep read newspapers! ;)

Cheers
Guy

You've obviously not met the right ones  :D :D
Transcriptions and NBI are merely finding aids.  They are NOT a substitute for original record entries.
Remember - "They'll be found when they want to be found" !!!
Archbell - anywhere, any date
Kendall - WRY
Milner - WRY
Appleyard - WRY

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 01:01 GMT (UK) »
Recent research has proved something I already knew; sheep are intelligent.
They can recognise pictures of individual human faces, even though one would assume that people all look alike to a sheep.
They are capable of complex mathematics.
Reading is of little benefit to sheep so they haven't bothered to learn. (Except for Shaun and his flock.)  ;)
I have Lamb lineage.
I wonder what P.T.Z. was abbreviation for. Probably an ingredient long since banned. If not, I may have administered it. I was about to say "used it".

Lamb 1: "Two and a half pints of blood? That's nearly a leg-full!"  :)

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 01:17 GMT (UK) »
PTZ = Phenothiazine formerly, maybe even still, used to eliminate intestinal parasites.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
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Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 12:52 GMT (UK) »
PTZ = Phenothiazine formerly, maybe even still, used to eliminate intestinal parasites.

This website explains everything you could possibly want to know about PTZ and probably things you don't want to know as well - if you can understand it!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4024446
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Re: Amusing findings in newspaper archives
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 19:58 GMT (UK) »
   Nothing to do with sheep! From 1933.
Pay, Kent
Codham/Coltham, Kent
Kent, Felton, Essex
Staples, Wiltshire