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Dorset / Title of 'MASTER'
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 11:56 GMT (UK)  »
    A diary written by a dairyman in 1851, who leased land on a quarterly basis, refers frequently to the 'Master'. However he also refers to the land owner by name. He does this too with a man who seems to have been significant to him and was perhaps a middle man between the land owner & the diarist. These two seem to be the only candidates for 'Master' and the diary may have used the term for one of them sometimes loosely and an actual name on other occasions.
    I am not sure if I have said enough for anyone to be able to voice an opinion, but would be grateful for anything. I would like to be able to identify the 'Master'.
    Thanks, Toby.

Dorset / Road to Punknowle
« on: Saturday 20 November 21 21:30 GMT (UK)  »
A diary written in 1851 mentions "Aishley" several times. Does anyone recognise this place?
Thanks for any help, Toby Webb.

Dorset / Goal Mony
« on: Sunday 14 November 21 10:03 GMT (UK)  »
In the Compton Valence Parish Churchwarden's accounts for the 1670s are to be found:-
Goal Money, Gaile Money, Gayl Money, Gaill Money, etc. Can anyone add some comment? Could it have been something that each parish had to pay as a contribution to Dorchester Jail?
Thanks, Toby Webb

Gloucestershire / Bristol Hotel
« on: Sunday 31 October 21 12:56 GMT (UK)  »
The photo was taken in about 1932 +- 2 and was produced by Lumenart. I would like to know where and the only clues are as seen in the background. Thanks to any sleuths out there who can solve this one. Thanks, Toby Webb.

United States of America / Captain in 1945
« on: Tuesday 03 August 21 20:30 BST (UK)  »
Having had no success under Military WWII, I was wondering if readers here will be able to help.
Attached are snippets of a Captain's uniform which I think are probably associated with USA forces. Are they recognisable? Thanks for any help. Toby.

World War Two / Captain or .....
« on: Monday 02 August 21 13:17 BST (UK)  »
The attached concerns an officer in about 1945. I am assuming someone will recognise immediately all those bits but probably not the decorations as it is in black & white. I know nothing about such matters but I can say that there are Australian connections and just possibly US. I would be grateful if someone could help. Tanks. Toby.

Glamorganshire / Washington Morgan Business
« on: Saturday 17 July 21 07:23 BST (UK)  »
On a stone memorial in Aberdare Cemetery is carved "Washington Morgan Merthyr".
I wonder if anything is known of what happened to the business, whether it was merged with another
and whether there are any records extant. I would be very pleased for any help. Toby.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Aberdare Monument Inscription
« on: Friday 16 July 21 17:50 BST (UK)  »
The attached photo is of the top of a monument in Aberdare Cemetery. It is in the Roman Catholic Section. I wonder if anyone is able to read what the inscription says. Completely out of my scope.Thanks for any help. Toby.

Wiltshire / Swindon Amateur Bicycle Club
« on: Tuesday 06 July 21 09:40 BST (UK)  »
There is an excellent mounted photograph which exists of club members & officials dated 1907. Every person is named which makes it so useful. (It can be seen in Swindon Flickr. Edwardian collection, last page) I wonder if anyone is aware of earlier versions? Thanks for any help. Toby.

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