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Berkshire / Re: Reading borough police service 17
« on: Sunday 12 September 21 17:16 BST (UK)  »
In the late 1960s (from memory), the Reading force was absorbed into the new Thames Valley Police.  They have a museum which is closed for the time being, but in normal times they have handled research requests like yours.  I would suggest you keep an eye on their website - here's a link:

Apart from that, you could look for newspaper reports mentioning him or 'service 17'.  I wonder whether that phrase identifies the area/beat he was assigned to?


Oxfordshire / Re: Phipps of Littlemore
« on: Friday 17 April 20 18:01 BST (UK)  »
The banns record at St Mary the Virgin in Oxford states that Edmund and Ann are 'both of Littlemoor in this parish'.

As far as the Church of England was concerned, Littlemore (modern spelling) was a chapelry of the parish of St Mary until 1847.  The village did have its own church from 1836 for baptisms and burials.  Its main claim to fame is that the first vicar of Littlemore was John Henry Newman, who later joined the Roman Catholic church and was recently made a saint.

Edmund and Ann's daughter Caroline was my great-great-grandmother.  Do you have a direct connection to this family?


The Stay Safe Board / Re: state of emergency
« on: Saturday 14 March 20 17:43 GMT (UK)  »
What's the 'Australian predicament'?  Serious question as I wasn't aware we had a special one.

I live in a region where there are no reported cases of the virus so far.  Despite that, when I was on a bus the other day and did a tiny cough after drinking some chilled water, the driver immediately stopped in the middle of a suburban street and demanded to know whether I was unwell.  A surprising over-reaction as we'd just had a face-to-face discussion about my destination.  I explained about the cold water and was allowed to remain aboard.  For the remaining fifteen minutes of the journey I was treated to his ramblings on the theme of 'we're all going to get it'.

He's probably in the wrong job ::)


If you're a member of the Oxfordshire Family History Society, go to their website and you'll find past issues of the Journal in the 'Members-Only Area'.  They go right back to the founding of OFHS in 1977.

Otherwise, try emailing:  help(at) (replacing (at) with @).

Just out of curiosity, what was the article about?


The Common Room / Re: Ernest August Eves Baptism 1824
« on: Saturday 07 March 20 12:56 GMT (UK)  »
Possibly one is an image of the original parish register, and the other is the bishop's transcript?

The Common Room / Re: Abbreviation Question
« on: Saturday 07 March 20 12:12 GMT (UK)  »
I was about to suggest 'Sepult' which is often seen in older records.  It might have a suffix showing whether the subject is male or female, and whether singular or plural.


Census and Resource Discussion / Re: Devon parish record images on FS
« on: Friday 06 March 20 05:45 GMT (UK)  »
Could you explain how the daily quota works please, as I wasn't aware of it.


The Common Room / Re: Church of England to launch a 'Google Maps for graves'
« on: Wednesday 04 March 20 04:03 GMT (UK)  »
How are Google going to recoup their surveying & server storage costs & make it pay? Street view is littered with business pinpoints almost to the stage of obscuring what you want to see!

I wonder if they will they research cemetery plans & have them alongside the cemetery images?

The article doesn't mention Google anywhere, apart from the headline.  Someone might have said the CofE is 'doing a Google Maps type of project' but there's no indication that the company itself is involved.


The Common Room / Re: GRO index log in
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 09:17 GMT (UK)  »
I live in Australia and I've been using the link provided in reply #1 since GRO first introduced it.  Never had a problem, except when I forgot they were doing a planned upgrade.


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