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Durham / William Smith marriage
« on: Monday 18 March 24 12:28 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to establish the marriage details of William Smith. Born Hull c1790. I have a potential marriage with Margaret Davi(e)s in 1812 at Stockton-on-Tess  24th February, but the record on FindMyPast has no spouse's birthplace.(William)
The 1851 Census shows them living in Gateshead with Margaret's birthplace as Stockton on Tees. Is there any other link I can use to establish if these are the people I am researching? This also shows William's birthplace as Hull.

The Lighter Side / Where is this church?
« on: Sunday 04 February 24 19:19 GMT (UK)  »
Some more "housekeeping" has revealed further photos without any reference as to location.
Can anyone please help with this one which I think may be in Yorkshire.

The Common Room / Music
« on: Friday 24 November 23 10:51 GMT (UK)  »
I wonder if anyone can help me on this please.

I am seeking a copy of a piece of music "The nearness of Christ" for mixed voices. It was in a Salvation Army "Allelulia" Collection many years ago.

Words by Miriam Richards with  music arrangement by Norman Bearcroft.
Happy to defray postage or copying costs.


Armed Forces / MNRP South Shields
« on: Friday 04 August 23 16:35 BST (UK)  »
My late father-in-law, Arnold Smith, served in the Merchant Navy from 1938 to 1941 when he was medically discharged and brought home from Montevideo. I believe for the remainder of the war he worked for or was a volunteer in South Shields for a group known only to me as MNRP.
Can anyone please enlighten me as to what this organisation was?
Grateful thanks in anticipation.

The Lighter Side / Findmypast
« on: Saturday 01 April 23 16:42 BST (UK)  »
Is anyone finding problems signing in today to Findmypast? Despite not using it regularly I do pay a monthly sub but find today that my username and/or password is not valid.

World War Two / VJ Celebration 1945
« on: Monday 27 February 23 17:53 GMT (UK)  »
Just found this whilst doing some clearing of old files. The front cover of the Service Sheet held  in Nairobi to celebrate the end of WW2.
Both the cover and the order of service (hymns, prayers etc in English and Swahili.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Stalbridge High Street
« on: Saturday 03 September 22 12:23 BST (UK)  »
Some while ago (2008) I spent a few hours at the family home town of Stalbridge Dorset, looking particularly for the sites of various family homes. One of the pictures I took was of the main street.
Some time later when looking through a bundle of old photos passed down to me from my father, was a picture of the main street from an almost identical spot. Is it possible to date this second picture please?

Technical Help / AKAI LPK25
« on: Saturday 04 June 22 17:26 BST (UK)  »
Some while ago I purchased an AKAI Professional LPK25 Laptop performance keyboard. I thought it would enable me to use it in conjunction with my Sibelius program and make it easier to input notes etc into a score without the faff of using the computer keyboard and mouse all the time.
However, having tried it and abandonded it I have now got it out of the box again and had another go, but for the life of me I cannot fathom or follow the printed instructions, which makes me think that I bought the wrong piece of kit to start with.
Has anyone any thoughts on this and should I stick to tried and tested methods (however tedious) and ditch this thing?
Please note, if you have not already guessed, I am not totally Computer Savvy! ???

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Where is this church?
« on: Wednesday 01 June 22 22:50 BST (UK)  »
This church has a link witha well known Victorian novellist. Who is it and where is it?

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