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Derbyshire / Photos of Gosber Street, Eckington
« on: Yesterday at 23:10 »
Hi everyone, I recently went to Eckington where my maternal grandmother was born. It was a really good trip and I got to see some of the sites relating to the family but one street I had really wished to see has been redeveloped over the years and none of the many family houses on the street have been knocked down.

Over the years I had family on Gosber Street living at numbers 7, 14, 29, 31, 186 & 149.

I wondered if anyone had any old pictures of the street at all please?

Many thanks, Luke

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Sheffield Domestic Servants
« on: Thursday 29 July 21 14:46 BST (UK)  »
No she was just Ruth Davies and was born in Eckington

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Sheffield Domestic Servants
« on: Thursday 29 July 21 14:22 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone, I cannot find a post anywhere so I do not think I have asked this question before.

I am aware that before WWII my grandma, who is now deseased, left Eckington for the bright lights of Sheffield. I thought I had found a 1939 survey with her name on but I cannot find it in my files and have recently ended me subscription to the site I would have gotten it from due to my current funds. I am just looking for the address she lived at if possible.

My grandma was Ruth Davies (later Jones) and her date of birth was 27th October 1923. I know that one of her sisters joined her at some stage working with the same family but I think it was some time after the survey.

Many thanks, Luke

Lancashire / Re: Who was Martha Ann Gittens?
« on: Thursday 29 July 21 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Thank you everyone, sorry I've not been here to respond.

Everyone in the bible has now passed away but the family lived in and are all buried in Oldham aside from Marion Morris who is buried elsewhere and Martha Gittens.

All your work is so good at painting a picture of her but I still have no idea why her name is in the bible - perhaps she was a friend, I really dont know.


Lancashire / Who was Martha Ann Gittens?
« on: Friday 09 July 21 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone, I was recently sent some access to a family Bible. I doesnt have many names in the Bible but they are as follows.
Bought by Richard (b.20.11.1837) & Charlotte Millington (b.21.12.1832) for their daughter Charlotte (27.04.1867) and her husband Samuel Andrew (b.09.04.1853).

- Richard and Charlotte are my great great great great grandparents and Charlotte was the sister of my great great great grandmother.

The bible then mentions
Gertrude Marion Morris b.08.07.1918
Raymond James b.24.07.1935
Ronald James b.06.01.1924
Mildred James b.03.11.1928

Gertrude was the neice of Charlotte and Samuel,
Raymond, Ronald and Mildred were siblings and cousins of Gertrude.

The final name in the book, on a page of its own reads
'Martha Ann Gittens born July 21st 1887'

Can anyone help me find out who she was and if she was related at all please (Charlotte Millington's previous married name was Brown and her maiden name was Dolman).

Any help would be great,

thanks, Luke

The Common Room / Re: Stupid Question
« on: Friday 09 July 21 18:34 BST (UK)  »
Thank you everyone, I really struggled with this because, though I have scans of everything the originals are so precious and its down to me to ensure the survive as long as possible.
Thanks, Luke

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Few Words on the back of a picture
« on: Friday 09 July 21 18:32 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Guys, your help is greatly appreciated

The Common Room / Re: Stupid Question
« on: Tuesday 29 June 21 13:38 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, I've just been online and ordered some Archival Acid Free Wallets.

The Common Room / Stupid Question
« on: Tuesday 29 June 21 12:55 BST (UK)  »
I know this seems a stupid question but I have a fair few original documents in bad condition and I'm worried about them surviving to be passed down to other generations - is lamination a mortal sin or is there a better way to save them for the future???

Many thanks, Luke

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