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Messages - Ray T

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The Common Room / Re: ID tag? WW2?
« on: Today at 10:01 »
For info, the official WW2 (and also WW1 as far as I’m aware) came in pairs - one grey and the other a grubby orange. One of them was waterproof and the other fireproof so there would be a good chance of something surviving however the soldier met his fate.

Interestingly, I have my fathers but they are fake. He somehow managed to loose the originals - a cour martial offence - but managed to acquire some blanks and had the info stamped onto them before anybody noticed.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Merchant Navy records CR1 CR2 CR10
« on: Tuesday 05 October 21 22:08 BST (UK)  »
Thanks but I’m not looking for any at the moment. It’s just that people are advising Stirrick to search out crew lists and I remembered that, in the days when I was looking, it seemed quite a task as many of the records I wanted weren’t easily available in the UK.

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Family History Beginners Board / Re: Merchant Navy records CR1 CR2 CR10
« on: Tuesday 05 October 21 18:20 BST (UK)  »
Am I correct in thinking that the only way to inspect many/most of the crew agreements is still to visit some archive in Newfoundland?

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who lived in a house like this?
« on: Wednesday 29 September 21 08:55 BST (UK)  »
Surprisingly, Twyford Abbey featured prominently in the opening scenes of this weeks episodes of “Silent Witness”!

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who lived in a house like this?
« on: Tuesday 28 September 21 13:12 BST (UK)  »
Twyford Abbey looks to be rendered whereas the building we’re discussing is ashlar.

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Sorry, no. Nailcote Hall looks to be a Tudor building which has suffered the typical black and white treatment popular in Victorina times whereas the building under discussion is typicall for buildings built around 1910.

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Word Comparison
« on: Sunday 19 September 21 22:33 BST (UK)  »
Could they both be Mckern? (Although I don’t see a “c”.)

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The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual Occupation?
« on: Saturday 18 September 21 18:11 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for than Maureen - definitely him. I’ve been looking on and off for several years.

Binnersley seems to be one of those names which either gets changed or mis-heard. I have one branch which moved from Shropshire to Wolverhampton and for some inexplicable reason consistently used the name “Billingsley”.

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The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual Occupation?
« on: Saturday 18 September 21 15:03 BST (UK)  »
I was looking at t’other end of Back Piccadilly - near the Rochdale canal - where Elizabeth and the girls lived.

Theres a famous film in the archives somewhere, taken from the Tibb Street end of several people struggling to breathe and waiting to be rescued whilst Woolworths burned. That and the mention of Yates’s reminds me of the time somebody threw a petrol bomb into the wine lodge and, before it had time to go off, somebody had drunk it!

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