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Lancashire / All Saints Church, Childwall
« on: Wednesday 04 January 12 12:57 GMT (UK)  »
There is a proposal to build a Rotunda attached to All Saints Church, Childwall and built on top of the graveyard. This is to house toilet facilities, a kitchen, and a vestry for the vicar, all of which they already have in the present church hall. Objections were sent in to the Planning Committee who ruled that they could not go ahead with the proposed building and the desecration of the graveyard. However, the church has now put in an appeal over the Christmas period when most people would be engaged with other things, maybe hoping that no one would notice. Any objections to the appeal have to be in by Wednesday, 11th January, 2012, which I know is short notice.

There is an article about it sent in to the Liverpool Family Historian which we believe will be published in the March edition, but as the appeal has been brought forward the verdict will be over by that time. If they lose again this time they will have to take it to a public enquiry if they wish to pursue the matter but on the other hand if they win the appeal the building will go ahead desecrating the graves in the churchyard.

Many of our members may have loved ones buried in this churchyard and are unaware of what is to happen to their graves.

This is a brief outline on the matter.

e-mail objections to be sent to: [email protected] for the attention of Jennifer Saunders, The Planning Inspectorate, Bristol.

It is essential that you quote: Appeal reference: APP/Z4310/A/11/2165452/NWF

Site: All Saints Church, Childwall Lane, Liverpool L16 0JW

Proposal: To erect single storey extension with glazed link to existing church and use part of adjoining land "Blood
Stained" (Bloody Acre) as a burial ground.

Appellant`s name: All Saints church PCC

A little about the Church:-

All Saints Church, Childwall is a Grade 1 listed building and it is the only Medieval Church left in Liverpool. The church, the graveyard and Bloody Acre are in a conservation Area. Bloody Acre is the site of an ancient battlefield and if used as an extension to the present graveyard or any buildings are erected upon it, then it should be subject to a full archaeological survey. Over the years it has also become a sanctuary for wild life and an open green space in the conservation area.

The proposed Rotunda is huge and out of keeping with the present medieval church. It is to be built attached by a glass corridor to the church,over the site of the graveyard which runs parallel with Bloody Acre. If this building takes place it will be on top of 80 or more graves which each contain about 4 or 5 burials, so the full total will be over 500 interments desecrated. We know of some people whose Mother`s remains were interred there as recent as 2008 and they where not informed by the present vicar at the time of the interment, even though plans were already underway at that time. They only heard of the proposed building last year, by other means. There are many people who have loved ones buried in the churchyard who still do not know about the proposed monstrosity which is to be built over their grave, thus denying them access to attend their graves or to be buried in future with their loved ones.

The church already have a huge church hall, far larger than most churches, just 2 minutes across a quiet country lane. This present church hall is to be refurbished at great cost and is more than sufficient for the needs of the congregation.

There are spare rooms in the church itself which are only used for storage so toilet facilities could be situated in one of these rooms and a disabled access could be put into the church without causing too much disruption to the fabric of this ancient church. It is proposed to pile the churchyard and raft over with concrete as a foundation for the Rotunda despite the fact that English Heritage recommend that piling is not done near human remains.

If you type into Google SAVE CHILDWALL CHURCH and click on the website it will give you more information regarding the matter.

This church is an important part of Liverpool`s Heritage and the graveyard an important source of information to Family Historians. The dead should be left to rest in peace.

If you yourself or anyone you know would like to send an objection to the e-mail address given above, please do so by 11th January. I would be grateful if you would forward this e-mail on to anyone you think may be interested.

"It has been most truly said that these old buildings do not belong to us only; they have belonged to our forefathers and they will belong to our descendants unless we play them false. They are not in any sense our property, to do as we like with. We are only the trustees for those that come after us."

William Morris. 1889.

Sussex / Newhaven Cemetery - is there a plan?
« on: Monday 22 August 11 15:24 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I have an interest in Grave D12 in Newhaven Cemetery - I know it's a pauper's grave and so there won't be a headstone, but is there a map online indicating where it would be please?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Decipher name of ship please
« on: Monday 21 February 11 15:14 GMT (UK)  »
I have most of the text, unfortunately as this is in a Letter of Administration, pre-printed, there is not a lot of handwriting to help.

The Condition of this Obligation is such, that if Isabella Thompson Wife of the above bounden George Thompson (formerly Isabella Lunt) the natural and lawful sister and one of the next of kin and Administratrix of all the singular the goods, chattels, and credits of John Lunt late of Liverpool in the County of Lancaster and Diocese of Chester but at his death belonging to the Ship King Pepple of the port of Liverpool Mariner, a bachelor deceased ...

I can't really believe it's Pepple but if anybody has some better suggestions, I'd appreciate your help.

Technical Help / Windows 7 is a bit of a pain to find files
« on: Saturday 05 February 11 18:46 GMT (UK)  »
*sigh* I've recently acquired a new laptop with Windows 7, wish I hadn't.

First of all I couldn't find any of the files I copied across and then I read up about "indexing", so I indexed the whole of MyDocuments and hey presto, there they were.

Now the next time I have tried to download an image from Ancestry, when I searched for it through my FH prog it didn't find it, opened the File Manager and searched for the file name and still no luck. 

I have now saved it to various folders, all of which I know were already indexed, and also now redone a complete indexing, as well as just indexing the folder where I first put it, but the search still will not find it, nor will any programme that I want to attach it to, eg an email.

Also have made sure that these folders are added to a "library".

I am an Administrator.  All the boxes for the extensions to index are checked.

Can't figure out where to go from here, any suggestions please?

Mum and Dad on their way to their wedding in 1939. 

This was scanned at 600 dpi and then resaved to reduce the file size, hope I've done it correctly.

It's not too sharp a picture is it? and if you'd like to try colouring I believe her dress and coat were blue.

If anybody in the East End of London is interested, this was taken in Kingsland Road with the Dalston Waste in the background.

Thanks a lot.

World War Two / Photograph of 38 Course Pilots - 15.7.42
« on: Sunday 16 January 11 15:28 GMT (UK)  »
Clearing out mum's house I came across a photograph I hadn't seen before.  Her brother Flying Officer Harry William Larkins, Pilot is in the front row, third from the right.

I don't know what course this might have been taken at, I do know that he travelled to Oklahoma to learn how to fly, I believe Lancasters, so possibly this is a group who were there together, or maybe a group in England, somebody else might have a better idea than me.

I'm posting this in case anybody recognises one of their ancestors and would like a copy of the photograph.  If you would like me to email you a copy of higher resolution, please ask.

Names Back Row Left to Right:
WILKINSON, MCDONALD, PARTRIDGE, BENABO, BONTER, IRVINE (or Irving, not clear on the last letter), ALLEN
Front Row

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Toole/Bertout marriage
« on: Friday 10 December 10 09:10 GMT (UK)  »
This is in connection with the following post,431818.15.html  I believe the bride's surname is clearly Bertout.

Technical Help / No floppy drive on laptop - what networking files needed?
« on: Monday 22 November 10 14:47 GMT (UK)  »
In my generosity  ::) I offered my PC to my son in exchange for his slower one since I use my laptop far more often.  He's a happy bunny but I now would like to fix my network back to how it used to be - or perhaps even better, and I've encountered a problem.

Broadband router feeding to wi-fi router and to PC by cable.  Laptop picking up internet by wireless.

Previously laptop could see the PC and so print across the network.

Now I've run the Wizard and the PC can see the laptop (never could before) but laptop can't see PC (which it could on the old system).

I'm assuming this is because I haven't completed the setup on the laptop because there isn't a floppy drive.  But I must have done this sometime before - did I just change the settings manually?  If so can somebody refresh my memory as to what I need to do please.

PS Both computers using XP.

Bedfordshire / Street Name - Potton 1841
« on: Sunday 21 November 10 07:37 GMT (UK)  »
Good Morning,

Is there any local person who can tell me the name of this street please.  It looks clear enough on the Enumerator's Description but isn't quite the same as on the census image.  Is it Horseler Street or maybe Hostler?

Thanks for your help.

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