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The Common Room / Re: What does letter S mean at the end of a GRO index page number?
« on: Sunday 12 September 21 19:13 BST (UK)  »
And thank you Jim and Rosie.

It's been so long, I've forgotten why I was looking at a death in Fulham, not one of my usual areas at all!

 :) Barbara

The Common Room / Re: Ancestry TV ad for WWII Civilian Records
« on: Monday 22 February 21 09:38 GMT (UK)  »
They have Home Guard records for Lancashire recently added

Can't see anything else new though.

Lancashire / Re: Thursday street miles platting
« on: Friday 22 January 21 14:02 GMT (UK)  »
Thursday St found fame in Alan Garner's book 'Elidor'. It was the location of a portal to another world (missing ancestors anyone?)  :)

Elidor was published in 1965 and described the area round Thursday St as derelict and mostly abandoned, so Garner would be accurately describing the slum/bomb site clearances of the 1960s in Manchester.

Lancashire / Re: Divorce details
« on: Wednesday 28 October 20 10:06 GMT (UK)  »
If you've been on FindMyPast you may have already discounted this as it's not in Lancashire, but the old newspaper archive has an entry in the Derbyshire Daily Telegraph, 2 April 1949:

"Granted Divorce Degrees .... John Swift of The Dale, Hassock Lane, Shipley (wife's desertion).."

Lancashire / Re: 123 Cresent Rd, Crumpsall 1843
« on: Monday 28 September 20 09:27 BST (UK)  »
This has helped me, I couldn't understand why 2 distant relative could have died in the same place in 1938 and 1943. So take it 123, Cresent Road would have been a Hospital then?

Yes, it was originally a workhouse and became the hospital. See
(scroll down to Crumpsall)

Lancashire Lookup Requests / Re: St. Paul's Shireshead cemetery records
« on: Wednesday 27 May 20 23:31 BST (UK)  »
Welcome to Rootschat

The Lancaster and District Family History Group did the memorial inscriptions for St Pauls Shireshead, so it might be worth contacting them to relate your experience of this note in a jar by your family gravestone. They may have  information about John Edward Pedder's family, if there is reason to doubt whose grave is where in the churchyard

 :) Barbara

Lancashire / Re: Local knowledge needed
« on: Sunday 03 May 20 13:43 BST (UK)  »
Could it have been this place?

The Macalpine Maternity Home, Belfield Lodge, 2 Willow Bank, Fallowfield, Manchester   Founded 1890   First cases only (references required); from 10s. and confinement fee, or by arrangement. Minimum stay three months.

1929 Directory also lists the Macalpine Maternity Home at 2 Willow Bank

The Stay Safe Board / Re: Small moments of pleasure in isolation
« on: Friday 17 April 20 18:57 BST (UK)  »
I keep smiling at the video of weatherman Owain Wyn Evans drumming to the BBC news theme tune:

He seems to have one of those infectiously (in a good way) cheerful personalities  :)

Hi, I have replied to your PM. Bryan Millar b. 1926, attended school 1937-1944 was the nearest I could find

 :) Barbara

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