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I know many of us have people in our FTs who worked on the British railways.  This free course, from Strathclyde University,  commences online today, and deals with the people who worked on the railways, rather than the history of the railways.  I've signed up and am looking forward to four interesting weeks, and finding out a lot more about what my ancestors did in their working lives on the railways.

I agree with Igor - I think the occupation is definitely Gardener.

I agree with JenB, that it says '.... deceased, and...'

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: 1901 Carlisle census Query.
« on: Monday 15 March 21 20:22 GMT (UK)  »
I agree - Henry is a Shop Porter.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Transcribe error?
« on: Saturday 27 February 21 19:26 GMT (UK)  »
That is the old form of a capital Q - like a figure 2 - so I would agree that it's Quill.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Covid Vaccination
« on: Wednesday 13 January 21 17:29 GMT (UK)  »
Quote from ReadyDale regarding teachers:

"....Maybe so, but in my dealings with them through work and how they portray themselves in the media, they seem to have a "Can't Do" attitude."

I think this is outrageous and I am shocked that anyone would post something like this, which is both rude and dismissive of the huge debt of gratitude we owe teachers,  who have struggled to keep schools open for the past year, many of whom have died or become seriously ill with covid.

To use the phrase "how they portray themselves in the media" shows the most blatant  ignorance of how the media works.  The teachers are not responsible for how the media portrays them.  Generally speaking, we  are  all at the mercy of how the media wants to portray us.  We saw a similar situation at the start of the pandemic, when the media ran lurid stories about nurses partying on empty wards, implying that covid wasn't really as bad as it was made out to be. But  as soon as people - including medical staff - started dying in their hundreds, then thousands, we were urged to rush out and applaud their courage.

Please can we stop this divisive nonsense.  It is unnecessary.  To get through this dreadful time, we all need to be respectful of each other, and not be led by the nose by powerful groups with their own agendas.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Surname
« on: Saturday 09 January 21 21:57 GMT (UK)  »
Shropshire is not far from the Welsh borders so Penry is a possibility, perhaps.

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Unbelievable
« on: Wednesday 30 December 20 16:32 GMT (UK)  »
My daughter has come up with a solution to the problem of people from the London area (or plague rats as she calls them) coming illegally to this part of Wales and partying whilst we locals are locked down & her non-essential shop is closed as we stay at home to bring down the levels of infection:

She suggests the re-introduction of wolves into the Welsh mountains once more.  So feel free Pheno to come here under those conditions & exercise your English entitlement. Hope you can run fast.

Here in Wales by staying at home we've reduced the case rate from 650 per 100,000 to 450 per 100,000 in a fortnight.  I don't take kindly to people disobeying our laws - particularly those who don't live here.  For information the number of new cases in Sussex: 808. Number of new cases in Powys: 27.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Intriguing unreadable line
« on: Wednesday 16 December 20 22:03 GMT (UK)  »
Once more Reverend Mother saves the day!   ;D  (I concur.)

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