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Offline Karen McDonald

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 01 February 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Do you think the section starting 'had small talk with Mr Bowker last night.....'   should carry on to say 'and with Lundy and discuss county people'

As if Lundy is another person present. It doesn't seem to make sense if the word is Sunday.

Also it looks more like 'county' than 'country'.

I stand to be shouted down of course and I am told frequently that I need to go to Specsavers!

I was wondering whether it was Lundy, too!   8)

As regards county/country: I think it looks like counting. When you compare the end of the word with "reading" on the line above... But why would they be counting people?!  ???

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McDonald MacDonald M'Donald McGregor MacGregor M'Gregor Twilley Wells Fentiman Carrington Rowe Needham Mitchell Mackie Collingwood Fuller Maides Shilton Hagon Budd

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 01 February 18 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Dear Pennines and Karen McDonald, I thank you for your thoughts and suggestions.
Some context might help. I understand that Mr Bowker is the vicar in the village. The writer, who is new to the village, is a Baptist who has attended the Anglican church having failed to find a local non-conformist chapel. Now he has found and attended the struggling Baptist chapel and he is keen to preach there the next Sunday. He is to become friends with the vicar and family, occasionally dine at the vicarage, read his newspaper and play chess with him.

I cant find any name like Lundy. I currently think 'Sunday' is right but wonder about much else. Is 'discuss' 'diverse'?

Thanks for your help. I will continue to review the script.

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 01 February 18 23:01 GMT (UK) »
Could be ... & with Sundry & divers country people ?

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 01 February 18 23:29 GMT (UK) »
Bookbox, you do have an eye for this. I think 'with sundry & divers count(r)y people' is so elegant. Pennines and Karen McDonald have challenged me on this and had such great ideas. I'm grateful to you all.

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #13 on: Friday 02 February 18 08:10 GMT (UK) »
I think Bookbox has alien powers...   ;)

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #14 on: Friday 02 February 18 09:06 GMT (UK) »
Karen, I agree that Bookbox is a  marvel. I unwittingly did refer to Bookbox's eye - is this the one eye of an alien?

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #15 on: Friday 02 February 18 09:19 GMT (UK) »
Rumbled at last  :(

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Re: 1889 diary p7 Bowker & Spectator
« Reply #16 on: Friday 02 February 18 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Bookbox ---- what a good 'spot' that was. Reading it again your suggestion makes sense.

I wouldn't dream of calling you an alien though --- just a clever s*d! (Hope I get away with that).
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.