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The Common Room / Re: Walthamstow racecourse (not greyhound track)
« on: Saturday 30 June 12 23:55 BST (UK)  »
That is interesting. I have never heard of the term Mill race before. The reservoir /fbeds were nearby to coppermill lane and a coppermill stream. So perhaps this is the answer.  :)

The Common Room / Re: Walthamstow racecourse (not greyhound track)
« on: Tuesday 26 June 12 20:16 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Trevor. I can see from the 1878 map that it was a reservoir at that time period.

The Common Room / Re: Walthamstow racecourse (not greyhound track)
« on: Tuesday 26 June 12 19:43 BST (UK)  »
Hi Trevor, sorry,my fault. Should have made myself clearer. It was a bit of a convoluted route by way of maps that I found the reference in some text. I didnt actually see it named so on a map per se.
I've tried looking on old-maps wbsite but the site does not seem to be working well for me.

The Common Room / Re: Walthamstow racecourse (not greyhound track)
« on: Tuesday 26 June 12 18:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi, looking on google it says The "racecourse reservoir" was converted into filter beds in 1968. I do not know how long it was known as that prior to that date. I wonder if it got its name if  the original reservoir was built on a former racecourse or one very adjacent?
I imagine the reservoirs must have been built during the 1800's, but not sure when exactly presently. :-[

The Common Room / Walthamstow racecourse (not greyhound track)
« on: Monday 25 June 12 09:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi ,I was looking at some old maps of Walthamstow and something caught my attention/curiosity.
I noticed the name of an old reservoir(now filterbeds) was once called the "racecourse reservoir".
This implies there was a racecourse nearby in days of yore. I've never heard of one. I assume horses given the age. (Should add nothing to do with greyhounds or walthamstow stadium as it is before its time, and miles away ,which is all google spews up).
If any local historians can share any knowledge about it I would like to know. Thanks :)

Essex Lookup Requests / Re: 1891 lookup please
« on: Friday 05 August 11 09:11 BST (UK)  »
Thanks everyone. Thats fantastic! :)

Essex Lookup Requests / 1891 lookup please
« on: Thursday 04 August 11 22:50 BST (UK)  »
Could some kind soul tell me if William Jarvis gibson is in West ham in 1891 and if he is with his second wife Eleanor H(hamilton) Gibson. William born c1853 East Winch Norfolk, wife b c1861 unknown location.
I'd be interested in any childrens details with them. Also William's occupation if poss?
Many thanks indeed in advance. :)

Ok thanks Stan. I see things have changed  somewhat. My apologies. Moderator please remove my post if you are able.

Somerset Completed Lookup Requests / James and Ada BALDWIN 1911 lookup please?
« on: Sunday 29 May 11 15:00 BST (UK)  »
Hi all. I have not been on site for ages so am a bit rusty. Could someone lookup James Baldwin and wife Ada Rosina Please? They appear to be in Shepton Mallet for some reason. I'm wondering what they were doing there and what James occupation was. Perhaps some military boer war connection?
James born c1887/88 in Islington.
Many thanks in advance.

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