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Unwanted Certificates & Artefacts / Re: Useful? Documents
« on: Saturday 27 November 10 02:38 GMT (UK)  »
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John Forster Unfortunately the document (item 6) is presently out of my possession, John, When it is returned to me I will contact you.
Re the scrapbooks. No names are mentioned in them - any written references (short items about day trips and holidays) being to 'mother' and 'father' etc., and all photographs are press cuttings of news events at the time. The books however were the property of Eric Clifford Thompson (1921 to 1977), of the address given at Rock Ferry.

julieriddiough No mention of the surnames given in any of documents I'm afraid, Julie.

Britowl I am presently checking the letter book, Britowl. The pages are made of tissue paper for use in a letter press, and quite fragile, so it is taking a little while. I will contact you with any results.

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World War One / Re: Help to Identify this Soldier
« on: Monday 27 September 10 23:51 BST (UK)  »
The uniform  (bandolier and lanyard) suggest Royal Horse Artillery or Royal Field Artillery to me, but I am at a loss with the headgear.

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Fife / Re: John Douglas, Blacksmith - Strathkinness
« on: Monday 27 September 10 13:21 BST (UK)  »
Hi Douglas.

Unable to help with your query, but it may be worth your while placing details on Ann Spiro's Blacksmiths of Scotland list.

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blacksmiths/scotland-1.htm#D

I got some useful feedback from the English equivalent.

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Lancashire / Re: George Lockett
« on: Sunday 26 September 10 20:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi Dannemois.

I think this may be him, lodging with a relative. No sign of Elizabeth though.

1891 Census 5 Back Hartington St North, Barrow in Furness.

Class: RG12; Piece: 3484; Folio 42; Page 22

George Lockett  58 yrs Steel Tester Steelworks b. Newport, Salop.
Emma Wife. 49 yrs b. Hadley, SALOP.
Sarah Dau. 8yrs b. Barrow
Emma Grand dau. 8 yrs b. Barrow
George Lockett 29 yrs Boarder Labourer at Steelworks b. Hadley, Salop.
Thomas Lockett Head 30 yrs Lab. Steelworks b. Rookwoodine?
Sarah Lockett Wife 26 yrs b. Smethwick, Staffs.

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Armed Forces / Re: Help regiment from uniform please
« on: Sunday 26 September 10 20:04 BST (UK)  »
Hi MummyG.

It's difficult to make insignia etc out from your photo. Would it be possible to scan at a higher definition?

Alternatively, if you do know who he was, it may be worth checking the nominal and medal rolls on Kevin Asplin's site. See link below:-

http://www.britishmedals.us/kevin/intro.html

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Technical Help / Re: Can I Scan Negatives?
« on: Friday 24 September 10 21:41 BST (UK)  »
Hi Mrs T.

The images in the album below were taken from old glass plate negatives, using an old very basic flat bed scanner.

I found in some cases I got better results with the scanner lid raised.

http://s300.photobucket.com/albums/nn2/Finbarpics/Old%20Photographic%20Plates/

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Armed Forces / Re: Raymond William John Price
« on: Friday 24 September 10 03:04 BST (UK)  »

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Armed Forces / Re: Private William Price
« on: Friday 24 September 10 02:29 BST (UK)  »
She may have had to apply for them.

If they were not claimed within a specified time, they were destroyed.

This link may be of help.

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/medals.asp

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