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The Common Room / Re: Least we forget, 6th June 1944.
« on: Monday 10 June 24 09:17 BST (UK)  »
A tiny thing but I thought quite apt:

I get many self-setting flowers on my front garden, among which are usually a few poppies. They've always been pale pink, but on Saturday, coming back from the shop, I  see that one has bloomed a glorious double crimson red. So that's my garden's contribution to remembrance of this last week's events. Hopefully, it's seeds will have enough red genes to come true next year.   

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The Lighter Side / Re: Mass Observation Day 2024
« on: Friday 10 May 24 09:31 BST (UK)  »
Very best wishes Threlfallyorky from me too. xxx

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The Lighter Side / Re: Mass Observation Day 2024
« on: Monday 06 May 24 13:31 BST (UK)  »
Thank you, Mowsehouse and river Tyne Lass for your kind thoughts and morale booster.
Sorry for a maudlin observation on a pleasant topic. Take no notice, I'm my Dad's daughter - a glass half empty type!

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The Common Room / Re: Caledonian Market
« on: Monday 06 May 24 09:45 BST (UK)  »
Could it relate to this where the cattle market developed into a bric a brac market??  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Cattle_Market
/quote]https://www.caledonian-marts.com/home

And there's this firm in Stirling:
https://www.caledonian-marts.com/home


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The Lighter Side / Re: Mass Observation Day 2024
« on: Sunday 05 May 24 10:33 BST (UK)  »
It's going to be a funny sort of day for me, nerves screwing up tighter as the hours pass as I'll be in hospital next day having all my woman's bits removed. So I'll be ticking off whether preparations I've made are adequate.
Perhaps I should go to church that day. But then, my loved ones have all died in May or a year ending in 4 or a combination of both so I'll swerve that.

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Leicestershire / Re: Cyril Alfred wells 1905-1969
« on: Friday 16 February 24 17:23 GMT (UK)  »
Alfred Bostok, there's a name from the past. My grandfather was Landlord of the Clarence Hotel in Wigston, he and grandma were great friends with Mr. Bostok. Grandpa would lend him money when he had a bad run with the gee-gees, and he took grandma out some evenings....I've sometimes wondered...
But no matter, sorry to butt into your thread. Dean. I'm quite sure your Cyril was seen in the Clarence, and laying a few bets quietly in there too!

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The Lighter Side / Re: RootsChat 20th Anniversary - 31 st December 2023
« on: Sunday 31 December 23 14:21 GMT (UK)  »
Very best wishes to Trystan and Sarah on Rootschat's 20th anniversary. Also to all Rootschatters who do such sterling work and provide me with my little bit of entertainment every morning

I'm sure you'll all be having something stronger later, but in the meantime a cup of tea and cake served in Royal Albert 'Heirloom' bone china seems quite fitting.

Happy New Year!

                                   

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The Common Room / Re: Was Tom Owen a clockmaker?
« on: Friday 08 December 23 10:44 GMT (UK)  »
clancam, is the clock's face brass or silvered? Brass is usually early, while silver became fashionable from the early 19th century.

Adding:  Ancestry have a Thomas Owen, born about 1770, buried at Alberbury in 1823. Alberbury is about 9 miles from Shrewsbury which is not far from Oswestry.

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