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I'm told this is a pic of a Wilson and Cronin family get together, probably in Manchester UK.
There's plenty of identifying options, some probably wearing last years fashion and surely one or more would be wearing the latest fashion of the day, so a date would be appreciated. 

Need help deciphering the following occupations of relatives from the 1916 Canadian census. Last seven occupations.

Dressmaker ?       Self employed         
Sh??wares ?         Worker                         
Chef ?                   Worker             
Cutter ?                Worker               
Waller ?                Worker               

The last column is supposed to be place of employment but why the figures?

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / needs repair
« on: Saturday 24 July 10 01:06 BST (UK)  »
Be appreciated if someone could restore this close to original condition.

Lancashire Lookup Requests / 1891 census Manning, Beswick
« on: Friday 07 May 10 14:50 BST (UK)  »

1891 census look up please...

John James Beswick born 1886, Clayton (Clayton-le-Moors?), Lancashire 

Mary Manning born 1885 Salford, Lancashire 

 They married in 1908 if that's any help.


Occupation Interests / RAF Ground Trades manchester WW2
« on: Sunday 02 May 10 15:09 BST (UK)  »
My father was a fitter in Manchester RAF . Photo speaks a thousand words but I have no idea where in Manchester and what unit he was in.

Alf is third from left, top row.

Lancashire Completed Lookup Requests / Beswick Manchester *Completed*
« on: Saturday 01 May 10 13:10 BST (UK)  »
Myself and family are disputing all my mothers siblings.. 11 kids in total and in the vicinity of 20 years age difference between the oldest and youngest.

They lived in Gorton Manchester.  Parents John/Jack? and Mary Beswick (nee Manning), known children - John (oldest?), Agnes, Cyril, Peter, Mary and Margaret the youngest born in 1927.  Possibly a William.

Can only find four children listed on freebdm.

Any help appreciated.

Lancashire / old addresses / census deciphoring
« on: Saturday 01 May 10 12:52 BST (UK)  »
My relatives seemed to have lived in what's now redeveloped areas of Manchester, many of the streets gone. Are there old street directories to be found online? Or do I need to get the magnifying glass out on old street maps?

With census information, addresses seem to double up on localities. Am I correct in saying an address like x street, Broughton Salford is the suburb Broughton in the Hundred of Salford?

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Amelia Cowburn, Herbert Wilson - Manchester
« on: Friday 30 April 10 14:59 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I am seeking info on my paternal grandparents whom I never met, Amelia Cowburn and Herbert Vaughan Wilson. They married in 1918 in Prestwich ? Manchester. Catholics I believe.

Herbert I have some info on and found him on a family tree..

But Amelia I am at a bit of a dead end and confused. Dead end because I can only find she was born 'about' 1890 (told 1889) in Chorley, died 1932 in Manchester. Two sisters known to have gone to Canada, names unknown. Possibly sent via workhouses to Canada.

Confused because allegedly Amelia was in Chorley and Chorlton on the same night of the 1911 census.

So if anyone could help me out with any info like baptism , addresses, grave site, marriage etc; it would be greatly appreciated.

20,000 k away.

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