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The Common Room / Re: 1880 Burial Laws Amendment Act
« on: Yesterday at 22:41 »
I remember coming across several similar comments in a Cheshire register. (possibly Nantwich?) I got the impression it meant 'I have to allow this nonconformist to be buried in my churchyard because the law says so' The service was probably taken by another minister and the vicar is just disclaiming responsibility for it by making a note.
Of course I could be wrong...

The Common Room / Re: Arthur Buxton - Not found on 1939 register
« on: Tuesday 21 March 23 22:40 GMT (UK)  »
Part of the problem is that there are/were effectively three registers. Firstly the one that we use that started being updated when the NHS was formed. Secondly the military register which I think someone was trying to persuade 'them' to release. Thirdly the newer register for people born since 1939 and those who lost their id cards and were issued with new ones. (sadly that also includes returning servicemen who handed in their military i.d. and were issued with a replacement.) As I understand it the third register is never likely to be made available, but it doesn't help that a lot of people don't know of it's existence.

Census and Resource Discussion / Re: 1921 Census England - order of the returns
« on: Monday 20 March 23 20:38 GMT (UK)  »
A geographic order would make sense but always bear in mind that enumerators, superintendants, filing clerks and even camera operators are only human. I recently looked at a nearby short terrace of three houses. No 1 and no 3 were amongst the other local cottages. No 2 was many pages away in the main village. I reckon someone dropped a piece of paper and put it back in the wrong place!

Occupation Interests / Re: Plastic decorater?
« on: Friday 17 March 23 15:10 GMT (UK)  »
You have a point. In fact now you remind me I would think squeezy washing up liquid bottles and such like would have been around by then as well.

Occupation Interests / Re: Plastic decorater?
« on: Friday 17 March 23 14:12 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you, yes I remember 1950s household plastics too, I still have some, but not 'decorated' ones. Although the reaction after postwar plainness was possibly the new thing as soon as it was possible.
(Bakelite was and is wonderful stuff, but I don't expect it is still made with asbestos in it!)

Technical Help / Re: Calibration needed
« on: Wednesday 08 March 23 13:55 GMT (UK)  »
Joy, I ruined two sets of batteries for my former laptop because I didn't know that you are not supposed to keep it plugged in to the mains permanently. It would only hold charge for a couple of minutes in the end.
Surely you could unplug it over night occasionally?
(Leave the plug on the seat of the chair so that you know you are going to plug it back in after you have used the battery for a while)

The Common Room / Re: Thomas vs John
« on: Monday 06 March 23 16:02 GMT (UK)  »
I think it is not uncommon for the enumerator to misread his own notes when copying them onto the form that we see. So he has presumably hastily read his scribbled 'John' as 'Thos'.

The Lighter Side / Re: Which Childhood Toy Would you Bring Back?
« on: Sunday 05 March 23 22:53 GMT (UK)  »
I've still got my Sindy dolls tucked away somewhere, (One blonde, one brunette) and little sister Patch and 'Sindy's boyfriend Paul'.

Ireland / Re: RC marriage in 1930s Ireland, divorce in England ? Possible ?
« on: Tuesday 28 February 23 14:00 GMT (UK)  »
If someone is divorced it should say on new marriage, divorced from and the ex spouse’s name.

That is what appears on the ones I have.
That may depend on when and where. My 1980's marriage certificate says 'previous marriage dissolved' - which is the technical term for divorced - and does not give his name.

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