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The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual Occupation?
« on: Today at 16:14 »
In 1901 she was  a General Servant (domestic)  -  3351/16/23

I'm sure that there were dressmakers who made dresses and those who didn't!

I assume that's her in 1901 - still showing as married, rather than widowed in 1911. It's really her husband George I'm trying to track down. He was born Shropshire c.1876 - never registered - and they married in Congleton in 1895. Where was he in 1901? I think he may have there died in 1903 - the info I have is all very sketchy. I can't even be sure I have the right Ann - this one was was around 19 years older than George

The Lighter Side / Re: Unusual Occupation?
« on: Today at 11:24 »
That’s presumably the enumerators interpretation of “goes out working”?

I believe the traditional interpretation of “working girl” was “dressmaker”!

The Lighter Side / Unusual Occupation?
« on: Today at 09:59 »
Ann Binnersley's occupation on the 1911 - "Goes out working" - the mind boggles!

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Tracing a ship's voyages
« on: Friday 10 September 21 17:52 BST (UK)  »
The traditional way of doing it is by reference to Lloyd’s List - I remember following my grandfathers travels some years ago.

If things are the same now as then, you’ll first need to find a convenient archive which holds copies of it and you might also need to refer to ships by their official number rather than name.

Cheshire / Re: Gosling/Rowland/Bradley
« on: Thursday 09 September 21 18:09 BST (UK)  »
We’re only here on holiday - driving home tomorrow!

I’ve yet to discover any Scottish ancestry. My main line goes back to the 18C and didn’t move more than a mile or so of Chapel Street.

Cheshire / Re: Gosling/Rowland/Bradley
« on: Tuesday 07 September 21 09:19 BST (UK)  »
You’re welcome. Anything else, don’t be affraid to ask.

Ray (currently in Scotland)

The Common Room / Re: Fairy Bells - what are they? COMPLETED
« on: Saturday 28 August 21 11:11 BST (UK)  »
Apart from the curly holes, that’s just like the V&A one. I’d be interested to see the original if Erik can show us..

The Common Room / Re: Fairy Bells - what are they? COMPLETED
« on: Saturday 28 August 21 10:54 BST (UK)  »
Photo? CaroleW’s link no longer seems to work. The one in the V&A is attributed to a John Simcock.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Where is this? #29 River scene
« on: Friday 27 August 21 09:39 BST (UK)  »
My first rection was that it was either a lake or an estuary at high tide - if it were a rive the house on the far bank would flood regularly.

If it is a Ford Transit, the photo’ must be post 1963 and he aerials suggest 405 line TV.

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