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Technical Help / Re: HUMAX PVR (UK)
« on: Sunday 17 March 19 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
My hubby says "is your Humax box HD ?" Smithsonian channel is on multiplex 55 which is a HD frequency. Presume your TV is HD because you are picking it up on that.
hope that helps. :)

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Europe / Re: Voigt. Germany to Manchester via Bristol
« on: Monday 14 March 16 07:35 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks . I would love to find out more about him and his family but that may prove difficult!
regards
Linda

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Europe / Re: Voigt. Germany to Manchester via Bristol
« on: Monday 07 March 16 20:47 GMT (UK)  »
I certainly am still interested. I thought I would never find which part of Germany he came from. This site never ceases to amaze me,I thought I had checked all the censuses,obviously I hadn't .
Thanks for your help.
Regards
Linda

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Lancashire / Re: Pauper
« on: Monday 28 December 15 09:54 GMT (UK)  »
Hi John
The 2 missing are Joseph born 1913 died 1915 and my dad Albert born 1920 died 2013.
I hadn't heard the story about Australia.
Unfortunately my grandmother Catherine died before my parents married, dad was abroad serving in the Royal Engineers, however as he was the only one not married Catherine's wedding ring was saved for him so it was used when my parents married and now it is my daughters wedding ring, wonder if the gold came from Australia!
regards
Linda

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Lancashire / Re: Pauper
« on: Sunday 27 December 15 16:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi John
Many thanks for sharing your information.I haven't been doing much family history for a couple of years (both myself and my husband parents have passed away ) and I seemed to loose enthusiasm without anyone to share the info with,my brothers are not really interested!However my Christmas present this year has been an ancestry subscription and I am looking forward starting again so your post has been very timely.
 My grandmother was Catherine McVeety b 1877. Her father was Henry McVeety and mother Hannah Etchells. Her grandparents were George McVeety and Margaret Balaam.
By 1895 both Catherine's parents had died and she left Liverpool on SS Southwark to travel to America. My father told me she went to stay with an uncle ,however she didn't settle and returned to Manchester by 1899 when she married Charles Bowden. My father was the youngest of their 10 children. I haven't been able to find out if the uncle she went to stay with was from the McVeety side of the family . The address she went to stay at was 2340 Biddle street in the Chester area of Philadelphia.

regards

Linda


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The Lighter Side / Re: Old Sayings and Modern Counterparts
« on: Saturday 24 January 15 07:30 GMT (UK)  »
When I complained to grandma about her de-tangling my hair or tying tight rags for ringlets she would always reply "pride must abide, and we being quality must bear it!!"
I haven't ever heard of this outside our family so haven't any idea where it came from .

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Armed Forces / Re: Grandad was a Royal Fusilier
« on: Tuesday 30 December 14 20:02 GMT (UK)  »
Yes that's correct. Originally from Newton (Newton Heath ) area and later Failsworth.

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Armed Forces / Re: Grandad was a Royal Fusilier
« on: Tuesday 30 December 14 18:48 GMT (UK)  »
Granddads brothers were Fred and Jack ( their parents gave them the the shortened version of their names). I believe granddad was the younger of the brothers. There was another, Clifford who was brought up as their brother but was in fact their nephew but I think he would have been too young to serve.
regards
Linda

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Armed Forces / Re: Grandad was a Royal Fusilier
« on: Saturday 27 December 14 16:45 GMT (UK)  »
Many thanks wbremnar.
I haven't managed to find any more info about granddad so your info is much appreciated.
Like so many of his generation my granddad did not talk about his experiences.I was 13 when granddad died and I am proud to say he was a very special person who suffered very difficult times.
Shortly before granddad died he sorted out his drawer in the sideboard, I can remember fancy postcards and his medals being in this drawer. There was also a letter from the mother of a young boy granddad had been with when he joined up/served. This young lad was under age and was very scared, granddad wrote to his parents to inform them where he was and they were able to get him home.The letter from his mother was thanking granddad. I believe the under age boy came from the Moss Side are of Manchester. Granddad burnt the contents of his drawer (apart from the medals) because he said no one would be interested ! How I wish I could tell him how interested I am!!
In the photo of granddad, is the other person a Royal Fusilier?  Just wondering if it could have been one of his brothers?  His mother counted herself lucky, she had 3 sons who went to war and returned home, her next door neighbour had 3 sons who did not return.

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