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The Common Room / Re: Florence Riddell on 1939 Register
« on: Wednesday 05 May 21 18:21 BST (UK)  »
Could she have been registered in the Jan-March quarter of 1882?

GRO Reference: 1882  M Quarter in PRESTWICH  Volume 08D  Page 440

This is first child Alfred's birth ref showing MMN Adey, just for ref

GRO Reference: 1874  D Quarter in BIRMINGHAM  Volume 06D  Page 190

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Love letter
« on: Wednesday 28 April 21 16:24 BST (UK)  »
I see it as 'happiest' (without reading any other opinions).

Not grammatical perhaps, but did he mean "so comfortable and 'happiest' [for] me" the way you care for me.

Hmmm, I wonder what others think?

I am a little more comfortable with your grandfather, born in 1905, being 3 or more, rather than 2 and a half, with the baby being little Florence aged c 3/4 months?  (doesn't look as if the baby can really hold head up as yet).  And his big brother would then be 5 or 6?

Backdrops might be fairly standard so matching with the father's sitting might not be so much of a clue.

Whilst it doesn't help here, the clothes may or may not be mourning black, as dark colours would come out black in a black and white photo.

Interested to see what others think.

Lovely photo.  I agree with Carol about the age of the boy on the left.

If you are dating it by the youngest child, is it at all possible that there was another baby who died? 

There were very many sad infant deaths.  You might be able to tell from the 1911 census details about children born to the marriage, and also looking at GRO where you can search for other children born with the mother's maiden name.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Illegitimate baptism record
« on: Sunday 18 April 21 17:29 BST (UK)  »
is it "Rep Pat" ie "reputed parent" or perhaps "reputed parental" - ie who Jane claimed was the father?

Just popping in to say in my humble opinion it's definitely GARDENER

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Postcard writing
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 15:42 BST (UK)  »
I used to work in Leeds many years ago, and there were many common usages I'd never heard before (being a despised Londoner), so it may well be that a "loosing" is as common as a "fuddle" which is apparently the well-accepted word for a work gathering, at work, where everyone brings in food for their colleagues/workmates. 

I can remember now the expressions people had when I said I'd never heard of it.   :o ::) :-[

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Postcard writing
« on: Saturday 10 April 21 15:37 BST (UK)  »
Apparently "loosing' can mean 'wandering about from place to place' in Yorkshire dialect, so could it be a walk she's going on, with some companions perhaps?

Just a guess really


just found another definition in Yorkshire dialect "a celebration of someone's 21st birthday".
Which seems more likely?

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