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Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Robert Dunn - Indiana
« on: Tuesday 27 April 21 21:26 BST (UK)  »

These pictures are quite dark and not very clear, are they able to be brightened up? Any help would be massively appreciated! Thank you so much!

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 19:08 BST (UK)  »
so now I am very interested
my Surname is Oakes
my familytree back to 1675
I have dozens of Oakes in my tree from Over - then Middlewich
I would be very interested to see the Ancestor you have gone back to in the Oakes family .
the vast majority of my Oakes are baptised in St Chads ,Over ,Cheshire
William Oakes baptised 11th June 1758 is the 1st born of Ralph Oakes and Mary Trelfa - they had 13 children all baptised Middlewich  :) and then THEIR children baptised Middlewich  :)

Hello! Ooh interesting, my nana is an Oakes and it starts from her all the way to 1660 from what i've been able to find! But yes, the majority of mine are from Over / Winsford too. I've checked and I think we definitely have a match! I've just found Ralph and Mary and there never ending list of children! :D haha.

The child, Thomas Oakes 1962 who married Mary Cawley 1960 is my line of Oakes. It's abit confusing though as I think Mary also married Thomas's brother, William?! I'll have to check again, I heard the story ages ago.

Please feel free to message me anytime if you'd like to go over history! :)

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 19:00 BST (UK)  »
I donít think an open verdict at an inquest is the same as open case. By my understanding it just means that there is insufficient evidence to determine what happened and that there are suspicious circumstances.  I believe an open case is one in which there is still an active investigation by the police. I very much doubt this would be the case unless new information has come to light.
I think you need to look at some local newspapers as mentioned by earlier posters, I would imagine they would have a lot more information.

Yes you are right! Open Verdict.

Thank you :)

The Common Room / Magazine from 1898
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 18:56 BST (UK)  »

We were sorting our loft out and came across a magazine type of book that my grandad had found years ago when he was doing building work at a derelict property.

The magazine was called Home Notes and the date says 1898. I've tried to search for the same magazine online and I can't seem to find anything!

I only took a picture of the front as it is very delicate after many many years!

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:48 BST (UK)  »
The newspaper report is from FindMyPast - it wouldn't come up on a google search

I've just seen the newspaper! I can't believe how brief and small the annoucement was! It wasn't even in the middlewich newspaper where he was from! I'm not sure why it was put in the liverpool paper?! But WOW LOL, thank you for that! :)

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:46 BST (UK)  »
Found these maybe your Doris

Name:   Doris Walklate
Arrival Age:   26
Birth Date:   abt 1921
Port of Departure:   Port Said, Egypt
Arrival Date:   14 Jun 1947
Port of Arrival:   Liverpool, England
Ports of Voyage:   Port Said; Piraeus and Malta
Ship Name:   Empress of Australia
Shipping Line:   Canadian Pacific Line

Another marriage ? Not put husband's name in just in case he was younger and therefore still alive

Name:   Doris Walklate
Registration Date:   Jul 1950

Registration Quarter:   Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration district:   Newcastle under Lyme
Inferred County:   Staffordshire

Volume Number:   9b
Page Number:   886

As far as i am aware and we have relatives that are pretty certain, she never married anyone else! Only wilfred! BUT interestingly, she did have two partners beforehand that were in the war. An american soldier and a welsh soldier (both at different times just to clear that up lol), and the american soldier had quite a story behind him! so who knows, maybe there was more about Doris we don't know!

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:35 BST (UK)  »
Death certificate:

The inquest was held on 24 March 1977.

Yes thats right! It's still an open case as they are not sure what happened!? :/

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:30 BST (UK)  »
It is also on freeBMD.
Look for Wilfrid not Wilfred.
Family Search also

I never thought to try it under a different spelling! :O thank you SO much! I thought i was going mad!

Cheshire / Re: Hmm is this strange?
« on: Saturday 04 July 20 17:29 BST (UK)  »
Liverpool Echo 01 March 1977

Body Recovered

Cheshire Police have recovered the body of 56 year old Wilfred Oakes from the Shropshire Union Canal near his home in Middlewich

Blimey where is that? Is there a link for it? I've tried to type in the exact info on google and nothing is coming up!

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