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Coincidentally the TV programme "Repair Shop" recently showed the repair of three old ploughing trophies in the form of gold plated ploughs that a man would have pushed in ancient times. These days the trophies are silver cups.

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Immigrants & Emigrants - General / Re: Identity book and registration card
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 20:40 BST (UK)  »
One of my great grandfather's was an Alien.  The county police archives had a few Alien records and luckily my ancestor was one of them.     He was required to visit the local Police Station daily and when he was too old to do so he was visited by the local constabulary and a report sent to the county Police HQ.  He died 1942 aged 86 and it was extremely sad to read that the 86 year old man could not recall his mother's name.

His wife was English but as soon as they married she too was classed as an Alien and had to be registered as such.  Funnily enough the four sons served in WWI when the oldest lost his life.

https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=604333.0

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Technical Help / Re: Phillips Remote
« on: Tuesday 21 September 21 20:21 BST (UK)  »
From these two reviews, it doesn't seem that you are the first one with this problem.  You might think about sending it back as "Not fit for purpose".

https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-All-Philips-Replacement-remote-Black/product-reviews/B00Z9YX9S2

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Technical Help / Re: Phillips Remote
« on: Monday 20 September 21 16:20 BST (UK)  »
Have you tried any of these youtube solutions?

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=phillips+remote+control

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Armed Forces / Re: Greenwich pensioner going around in circles
« on: Wednesday 15 September 21 16:39 BST (UK)  »
I have something similar with one of my lines in Midlothian, Scotland. … I didn't even manage to put a registration number to his name due to the name being very common at that time.
Thanks for the info. Rena. If you’re still looking for your chap and haven’t seen this site before it might be of help https://sites.google.com/site/greenwichadmiraltyinpensioner/home, and this page specifically deals with tracking down out-pensioners https://sites.google.com/site/greenwichadmiraltyinpensioner/out-pensioner-research---a-case-study The admiralty records referred to are here https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/royal-navy-ratings-pensions/

Thank you - I appreciate the websites, which I've now visited.  The last one in your list needs another visit, to reduce the one thousand plus "hits" resulting from the name search lol.

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Armed Forces / Re: Greenwich pensioner going around in circles
« on: Wednesday 15 September 21 14:00 BST (UK)  »
That's me going around in circles, not him!

 Finally, I can't find anything to suggest ‘my’ James Butcher was a Marine.


I have something similar with one of my lines in Midlothian, Scotland.   He's in the 1841 census as an old man working as a "servant".  I then found him in the  1851 census as an ancient man living with a nephew and his family, "occupation: Greenwich Pensioner".
Some of his children were born in Midlothian and some in Glasgow, Scotland.

Online literature at the time stated that men who had been called up to serve in the navy to defend their country were known as "Landsmen" = in other words; they had not served an apprenticeship on a ship;  their occupation in peace time was carried out on the land, not at sea.

Additionally, literature at that time also stated that due to the maritime Greenwich Hospital not being large enough to hold all its pensioners many had had to be "outpatients" tended by family.   Unfortunaately when I 'phoned Edinburgh archives to enquire about outpatient records the archivist was unable to assist.  I didn't even manage to put a registration number to his name due to the name being very common at that time.

Greenwich Hospital was originally known as 'The Royal Hospital for Seamen' and was the project of Queen Mary II. She started it soon after becoming Queen in 1689, when she noted soldiers had their Chelsea Hospital but there were no hospital facilities for mariners and their families.. It was designed by Sir Christopher Wren (who offered to design the hospital without charge, as it was for a good cause). It was built between 1696 and 1712.

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The Common Room / Re: What Country is your research ?
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 23:13 BST (UK)  »
Can't answer. Why is Wales lumped together with England?

It's my understanding that it's to do with ancient monarchy;  Scotland had a king; England had a king;  Wales had a prince.

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Scotland / Re: Scotland's People, Ancestry, FamilySearch etc: which to use?
« on: Thursday 02 September 21 01:40 BST (UK)  »
Useful article from the Durham Records Online newsletter that ties in with the content of this thread:

https://durhamrecordsonline.com/updates/2020/08/some-notes-about-familysearch-org/

Thanks, I appreciate you posting this link.  I found the article very enlightening and it also got me wondering why I don't receive emails from Durham Records Online anymore . ???

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Nottinghamshire / Re: The Raleigh - Lenton Sports(man)? Bike
« on: Monday 30 August 21 00:38 BST (UK)  »
Nottingham Transport Museum state they do have a cycle donated by Reg. Harris.

"Raleigh bikes and Brough Motorcycles were both made in Nottingham. ... We also have a Raleigh bicycle made for world sprint champion Reg Harris who took two ... "

https://nottinghamindustrialmuseum.org.uk/about/transport/

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