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Re: Help with door number please?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 08 March 18 09:00 GMT (UK) »
124 is my reading of it

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Re: Help with door number please?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 08 March 18 11:30 GMT (UK) »
I agree 124 ... the couple are living at 42 Benson Rd in 1939.
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Re: Help with door number please?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 08 March 18 11:49 GMT (UK) »
I agree 124 ... the couple are living at 42 Benson Rd in 1939.

But compare the 9 in her age - 19. It's closer than the 4 in 42 Benson Road
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 08 March 18 15:19 GMT (UK) »
 I agree that they look very similar but when looking at the 9 on her age the first stroke is light and rounded but on the address it is a bold downward stroke making me believe it is a 4.  So I still vote for 124.

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Re: Help with door number please?
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 08 March 18 15:56 GMT (UK) »
According to the 1939 Register, several of the houses in Prescott St were what would now be called "houses of multiple occupation" ... rather like bedsits perhaps.
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Re: Help with door number please?
« Reply #14 on: Thursday 08 March 18 16:13 GMT (UK) »
I agree that they look very similar but when looking at the 9 on her age the first stroke is light and rounded but on the address it is a bold downward stroke making me believe it is a 4.  So I still vote for 124.

I darkened the various numbers and now think it is a 4 - so vote for 124  :)

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Re: Help with door number please?
« Reply #15 on: Thursday 08 March 18 17:48 GMT (UK) »
 :) :) thank you so so much :)
its such a task reading the writing  :-\  :D :D
I've just started my nans side and oh my days its hard work grandad's side was a lot more smooth sailing lol!