Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - groom

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 22
The Stay Safe Board / Have we been here before?
« on: Wednesday 22 July 20 17:45 BST (UK)  »
I’m re-reading “World Without End” by Ken Follett and have just reached the part when the plague has arrived at the town of Kingsbridge. One of the main characters has returned from Florence after surviving “ La Moria grande.”  He is telling, Caris, a nun who works in the hospital , what the Italians did.

 " In Florence the nuns counselled us to stay at home as much as possible and avoid social gatherings, markets and meetings of guilds and councils. The nuns wore linen masks over their mouths and noses and washed their hands in vinegar after touching the patients.”  Sound familiar?

Have you read any fiction or non fiction that could almost describe how we have dealt with Covid 19?

The Stay Safe Board / Driving Tests restart
« on: Wednesday 22 July 20 11:34 BST (UK)  »
Driving tests ( in England ) have restarted today, but with safety measures in place. One is you aren’t allowed to use the toilet at the test centre! Another is that as soon as you make a major mistake that’s the end of the test, so in theory the test could end in 5 minutes! I suppose though if you are allowed to continue to the end, you know you have passed.

Did you pass first time or did it take several attempts? Any horror stories about your test?

The Lighter Side / Picturing the Family
« on: Sunday 26 January 20 23:25 GMT (UK)  »
Has anyone done this free course from the Open University and if so, is it worth it?

Technical Help / Problems with Skype
« on: Saturday 03 August 19 12:28 BST (UK)  »
I am having problems sending messages to one person on my contact list. I can receive messages from them,  but when I reply it just says "sending" and the wheel goes round. This has only happened in the last few days, before that it has been fine for years. No other contacts or groups are affected, I can send and receive from them as normal.

I've looked on line and a few others have have had the same problem, but as far as I can see there hasn't been a solution. I've tried deleting the contact and re-adding, clearing all previous conversation, restarting Skype. I've now suggested that they do the same. Has any one come across this before, if so, how did you solve it?

I use a Macbook Pro, iPad and iPhone and it is the same on all three devices. I have the latest edition of Skype.

The Common Room / Banns v Licence
« on: Saturday 16 December 17 19:55 GMT (UK)  »
My great great grandmother Maria Elizabeth Hoare married her first husband James Moore Penfold on the 20th August 1828 at St Martins in the Fields, London. James was a solicitor and almost 22 at the time of the marriage and Maria was 21. Her mother and stepfather were witnesses. According  to the parish records, Maria was of that parish.

However, the marriage was by licence rather than banns and the licence was granted 2nd June 1828 ie. about 12 weeks before they married. Why would they have applied for a licence rather than just have the banns called? I thought licences were granted so that you could marry quickly?

James died 3 years later and Maria then married my great great grandfather, who was a gardener - so quite a change in her circumstances I would think!

The Common Room / England in the time of Richard III - free course
« on: Wednesday 23 August 17 14:56 BST (UK)  »
This free FutureLearn course "England in the Time of Richard III" starts next week. I first did it just before he was reinterred so thought I'd refresh my memory and see what they've added. I found it fascinating the first time round. Probably one of the best courses I've done.

The Common Room / A plea when requesting a look up.
« on: Monday 31 July 17 13:19 BST (UK)  »
Please can I ask that when you request a look up, that you check you have posted the correct details  before you post?  Several times lately I have spent time searching for information in vain, then for the OP to come back and say they are sorry but have put the wrong year or name.

I know everyone makes mistakes, especially when they are eager to post, but it only takes a few seconds to check and saves a lot of frustration with those trying to help.

London and Middlesex / Domingo Henry Lacey Fluester missing for 20 years!
« on: Wednesday 19 July 17 13:05 BST (UK)  »
I need help finding this man in 1871 and 1881 please.

Domingo Henry Lacey Fluester born 19 May 1854 at 16, Porteus Road, Paddington, London. Parents were Benjamin Fluester and Elizabeth Pictor.

Benjamin died a few months after Domingo's birth and in 1861 Elizabeth Fluester born 1823 Cosham Wilts, her daughter Augusta and son Domingo were living in Paddington.

Elizabeth Fluester died in 1879 in Croydon.

I can't find Elizabeth, Augusta or Domingo in 1871 or Domingo in 1881.

He appears again on 27th Sept 1882 when he married Barbara Sarah Adeline Edmonds in Croydon. They have several children and on some of their marriage certificates he appears as Henry Lacey Fluester. Domingo dies in Croydon in 1909.

He isn't a close relative as he is the grandfather of my aunt's husband, but I just want to tie up a few loose ends.


Pages: [1] 2 3 4 ... 22