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The Stay Safe Board / Diary Friday 24th April
« on: Friday 24 April 20 12:42 BST (UK)  »

I will start today’s diary.  Up with the larks Canada geese at 5.30 this morning.  Well I was awake, up by 6.  Lord knows what time my honey was up but he was already out with the dog  :o

Phone call with youngest daughter.  Stirred the bread pud mix which had been soaking overnight.  Gurded up the loins to make a trip to the bank, on foot so counts as part of my walk for the day. Got to the door to find half a dozen disgruntled folk, the bank was closed.  Now opening only three mornings from 9.30 til 2.00 Friday not included - deep joy !

Made a quick foray into Waitrose, very civilised. They have two of the biggest security men on the door, both 6 foot 6 and built like the proverbial outhouses   :o.  Not a bag of any kind of flour in the place; on enquiring if they might have a delivery sometime soon was told, they have “no idea, it’s on the order list, just keep coming in madam”.  Well that’s not going to happen.  I did get cereals and some bagged salad; planning on a ploughman’s for lunch 😋

Went to put the bread pud together and found I’m out of sultanas and just had enough raisins, so I’m now out of those as well, bah humbug....will try online but seems daft ordering dried fruit on the internet.

My intention is to spend the afternoon sewing, got some buttons to change on a jacket, and a pair of summer trousers that need the hem taking up and a pair of hubby’s gardening trousers that could do with a patch on the knees. 

Might do a crustless quiche for tea, got a bit of cheese that needs using up.

Oh, Victoria if you’re reading this you are in company with my neighbour.  Had a chat over the fence and she too has gout, in her big toe, she says it’s agony.  Most put out when the doctor told her what she had, I know she doesn’t drink but she does ‘eat well’.

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Frank William Davis
« on: Monday 16 March 20 11:47 GMT (UK)  »

To begin. I wonder if someone could please just sharpen this image. 
I would like to try to identify the uniform. 
I believe the photo would have been taken in Canada, I am uncertain of the date but 1930 ish  :-\ judging by the phone and furniture?  Can't be much later as Frank would have been 60 in 1935.


Armed Forces / Frank William Davis
« on: Sunday 15 March 20 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
Could some kind person have a look at Franks Military Record for me please and explain.  I'm uncertain as to what this actually is - he answers 'yes' at question 10 Kent Artillery so appears to already be serving.  But this is a short service record for the Royal Artillery and he seems to only serve 5 years in total.  Also is he only in the Reserves and not a regular soldier ? 
I have managed to confuse myself  ??? ??? not difficult these days  ;D

The Common Room / Burial Question
« on: Tuesday 03 March 20 18:17 GMT (UK)  »

Looking at Deceased Online I have found several family burials - I have not paid a sub so can only see basic details, which is fine. 
However, I've just found one chap -   heading - grave details and 16 other burials.  I was expecting a paupers grave but 16 others in the same grave, or am I reading this incorrectly.  Are they just all in one plot not necessarily in the same grave but with the same grave reference ?

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Elizabeth who?
« on: Thursday 30 January 20 21:46 GMT (UK)  »

I am struggling with this lady..I know what I think her surname is but any ideas welcome.

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / William KNAPP Will 1705 COMPLETE
« on: Thursday 30 January 20 09:16 GMT (UK)  »
William Knapp of Barcombe died 1705 was buried 14th November 1705

The only date on the Will is at the bottom where it has been signed, dated and witnessed 19th October 1705.

Except for the highlighted sentence which I don't quite understand.  "One bill under his own hand etc. and the date 24th November 1694"  9 years previously....

Also the first line "one and twenty shillings and six ? (pounds?)  or is it something else ?

Kent / Yalding place name
« on: Saturday 24 November 18 16:49 GMT (UK)  »

Hoping someone can help please - I have Elizabeth Hooker bc1847 Yalding  RG13/761 page 17 and or 16
I've looked at the first page enumerators walk but still cannot make out where this assorted family are living. 

The Common Room / 1939 confused
« on: Friday 20 October 17 21:03 BST (UK)  »

I'm looking for someone whose record should be open as they are over 100 years of age.  However, I believe that the person in question thought that they were born in 1919 and would have probably used that birth year.

I cannot find the person I'm looking for, despite many permutations.  I believe also that they were living alone or possibly in lodgings so I have no other family member or known person to look for. 

Can I still, using the death certificate ask FindMyPast to un-redact the record if I cannot find that person? The blurb on their website says "If you notice an officially closed record in the 1939 Register that you believe should be open, you may be able to request it be opened".  Can't do that if you can't find them in the first place!

World War One / Uniform
« on: Monday 24 July 17 08:50 BST (UK)  »

I cannot find this mans WW1 records.  Sadly one of those destroyed it seems.   Can anyone tell me anything about what this man is wearing, he seems particularly untidy for a soldier?

If it's any help he'd have been 36 in 1915.  No idea when this picture was taken.

Thanks for looking

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