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Just to add that Daniel Cairney may well have sung 'many times at Blackpool' but rather than individually (and advertised as such), as part of a choir or the chorus in an operatic work, and therefore investigating the choirs/companies he sang in may well be a better angle to take.

Programmes do usually have lists of the choir/chorus members and their archives may help here.

Speaking personally, I've 'performed at the Albert Hall' but you won't find my name in any newspapers about that!

The Common Room / Re: Throwing outdated research tools out
« on: Monday 14 June 21 17:22 BST (UK)  »
The research tools you mention are probably of little use, Brigidmac, but just to say when I was clearing out my house in preparing to move, I used a local site called Freegle.

It was very surprising what people found useful and they came round willingly to collect (suitably distanced) to collect the items I gave away free.  I certainly prefer to find a good home than take things down the dump, if it's possible.

I cleared nearly 1000 books of various sorts, some half built shelves, collections of clothes, collections of shoes, DVDs, CDs, and other things like handbags, a lava lamp, picture frames, a large collection of magazines from 1939 memorialising the events of WWI, etc etc etc etc

If you type Freegle in your browser bar, you should be able to find your local one.

I intend to do the same in my new location now I'm nearly moving into my new house and I anticipate finding some of the stuff I thought I'd keep is actually surplus to requirements...

The Common Room / Re: Address help please
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 17:31 BST (UK)  »
Charles Archer Coutes
04 Sep 1854
Saint John The Baptist,Shoreditch,London,England
Mary Ann Thomas
FHL Film Number:   589947, 589948, 589949, 590841, 590842, 590843, 590844, 590845, 590846

The Common Room / Re: Address help please
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 17:29 BST (UK)  »
This is the Charles Archer Coates, dairyman, who was at 135 Wentworth Street, Whitechapel in the 1860 directory?

The Common Room / Re: Medical Suggestions Please
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 12:37 BST (UK)  »
If the liver is damaged, there is pressure on the Portal Vein, which needs to carry blood at a higher pressure. 

This causes weakened walls of the smaller blood vessels which can split and release blood, and these are known as Oesophagal varices.

The effects can be serious anaemia, and if this is recognised, can be treated by endoscopy and applying bands to the vessels involved.

I imagine this person had been suffering from liver disease which had been ongoing for some time and then the damage caused the increased pressure and the resulting haemorrhage.

A sad death.

Technical Help / Re: Using phone as satnav.
« on: Tuesday 08 June 21 12:31 BST (UK)  »
If you subscribe to Ordnance Survey maps, you can choose and download a map for the area you're due to walk, and then you can read it without a signal.

I wouldn't be without my Ordnance Survey map app.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: Possible adoption
« on: Monday 07 June 21 21:04 BST (UK)  »

Fascinating clip, Monica.

I entirely appreciate it was different times.

But to have the description of the attributes of the child (presumably as yet unborn) add that an "outfit" is included in the deal is very sad.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Re: Stories behind the photos
« on: Wednesday 02 June 21 20:20 BST (UK)  »
Spot on, Boo.

I always marvel at the skills of the restorers here - have had many restores of my own pictures - and this is a great acknowledgement of the time and effort bringing people back to life.

Thanks from someone else who's always grateful but Thank You doesn't quite reach what I want to say.

Family History Beginners Board / Re: wedding
« on: Friday 28 May 21 10:35 BST (UK)  »
If they were anything like my family - not very affluent - there might be a photo of the wedding party at the bottom of the garden in front of the shed.

And then you would need to know a member of the family who thought to keep it, to find a copy.  ;)

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