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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Anyone know where Foulleth was/is? (COMPLETED)
« on: Sunday 03 April 16 11:46 BST (UK)  »
I wonder whether anyone can help me with this please?  According to a bishop's transcript entry for one of their children, it would seem that my 3rd great grandparents lived at a place called FOULLETH in 1793. I think this place would be close to the village of Pannal, near Knaresborough/Harrogate.  I know from a wonderfully helpful headstone in Pannal Churchyard that my ancestor Thomas Kidd tenanted a farm in the region of Crimple prior to his death in 1823.

So far I'm not having any success locating such a place other than a reference to a Foulleth in Peebles, Scotland so any help would be really appreciated.

Maggie  :)

The Common Room / A memorial on Pendle Hill, Lancashire
« on: Sunday 04 January 15 19:13 GMT (UK)  »
Today we decided to blow away the post Christmas cobwebs and go for a walk on Pendle Hill, Lancashire, where we discovered this emotive memorial to two airmen, one Australian and one from the USA who were involved in air crashes during WW2.  I thought it would be appropriate to post the picture on the forum in case either of the names was familiar.

Further googling on our return home has revealed that this memorial, along with another at Salter Fell, were unveiled and blessed recently to the memory of eleven airmen who perished in separate crashes in the Ribble Valley, Lancashire, during the war. 

It is part of a project by Clitheroe Youth Forum to honour 25 people, killed in 15 air crashes between 1940 and 1949 in the Ribble Valley.

Maggie  :)

FH Documents and Artefacts / Can anyone throw some light upon this please?
« on: Wednesday 10 September 14 21:23 BST (UK)  »
I'm involved in a very low key archaeological dig and today we unearthed these pieces of pottery, now placed together for the photographs.  What do the letters CHDDC or perhaps CHDOC above the door refer to?  The ruins we are digging  are an enigma at the moment, but on-going.  There may have been a house there but this plate is the first significant evidence of domesticity we have found as yet, although there is evidence of farming and possibly industry having taken place there.

My first thought was that it could be Delft pottery, but I'm no expert.

Maggie  :)

The Common Room / charlotteCH
« on: Wednesday 19 March 14 08:32 GMT (UK)  »
I'm sure many of you will remember Charlotte (charlotteCH).  She hasn't been around here much recently because of deteriorating health, and now it is my sad task to let all her friends in RootsChat know that she passed away peacefully yesterday with her family around her. 

Charlotte will be remembered in RC for her kind, thoughtful helpfulness and consideration, also her wisdom, her amazing sense of humour and positive attitude to all aspects of life, including terminal illness.

Charlotte was my 4th cousin once removed but we were much, much closer than that implies, despite us living half a world apart.  Our shared genealogy threw us together in 1999 and since that time we have shared so much.

Charlotte, thanks for your friendship and for being my dear friend.  You are going to be missed by so many people not only in Australia but here in the UK.


Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Cute Canine and Friend
« on: Friday 22 November 13 16:01 GMT (UK)  »
Further to my Dancing Girl, I have another picture here that just cries out for a bit of colouring attention.  I was so thrilled with all the versions of my previous picture and I would love to see what can be achieved with this rather unusual one of the same young lady and her canine friend.

Thank-you in anticipation; I hope you enjoy working on it.  I just love that dog.  :)


I have a whole series of these studio pics of my Mum.  I gather that as a result of me posting a smaller version of this one elsewhere on RC recently at least two of you would like to give her some colour, so I thought I'd start a thread to give others a chance.  Please feel free to practise with a little colour - I might have a practise myself in private, although for some reason I find it really difficult to work on close family members.

Have fun and many thanks in advance.

Maggie  :)

Technical Help / Troubling viewing Roots Messages in the Sent Box
« on: Friday 15 November 13 13:35 GMT (UK)  »
A quick cry for help!!

I'm trying to send a PM but seem to have no subject line and the paragraph formatting has gone haywire.  Is this problem 'just me' or has anyone else noticed this.  Perhaps something is being tweeked in RC at the moment.


FH Documents and Artefacts / Look what we dug up
« on: Wednesday 13 November 13 13:09 GMT (UK)  »
In the Spring, whilst undertaking a bit of garden re-design, we discovered some old foundations at the front of our house, which is at least 300 years old.  We also found an area of cobbles, a huge pile of magnetic slag or possibly ‘bloom’ from iron smelting activity, and a great deal of rubbish - but that's another story!!

As very amateur archaeologists we then got very excited and started to carefully look at what we were digging up whilst we tried to establish the extent of these stone foundations.  Amongst the stuff we have found is this little object.  It’s very corroded but it is possible to see the words ‘W. Dowler & Sons, Birmingham' on the concave reverse and what appears to be a stylised horse, or possibly a unicorn on the front.  We have discovered that this Birmingham company are still in existence and in the past it has manufactured buttons, whistle and swords amongst other stuff.  We emailed them a few months ago to see if they could throw any light on what it may be but we are still awaiting a response from them, so in the meantime perhaps my RootsChat colleagues would like to have a go at finding out what it is, or perhaps someone already knows.

This first picture is to give the scale.  Better pics to follow.


Technical Help / IOS 7 and the iPad Mini
« on: Thursday 26 September 13 09:29 BST (UK)  »
Hi All,

I have an iPad mini and I'm now being offered an upgrade from IOS 6.1.3 to the completely re-vamped IOS 7, which has been downloadable for the last week.  I'm tempted to go ahead but cautious as it seems to make more sense for me to wait until the first upgrade so that any glitches that arise can be sorted - and a trawl on the Internet does seem to reveal that there area few glitches.

However I'm curious to know whether any RC ipad/ipad mini owners have gone ahead with the download and whether they are happy with it.

An Indecisive Maggie  :)

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