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Canada / Re: Joshua Hickman Armstrong
« on: Tuesday 08 May 12 20:27 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the great information.
I suspected that Septima may have been staying with her father prior to going to Canada. My husband lived at 34 Bridge St Cambois as a young child but he cannot recall  knowing a great -aunt Septima, he would have been 9 when she died. My husband's grandfather was the son,  Joshua age 33 in 1911.
I wonder if Thomas Armstrong did not return to England with Septima whether it was because he had died or if it was something connected to world war 1.
thanks again

Linda

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Canada / Re: Joshua Hickman Armstrong
« on: Tuesday 08 May 12 14:06 BST (UK)  »
Thank you so much for the great info. It seems like I guessed well to start this search.
Not done too much family history recently but I'm hooked again !! Now to find what happened to baby Jean.

Linda

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Canada / Joshua Hickman Armstrong
« on: Tuesday 08 May 12 12:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi
I wonder if anyone can help confirm or refute my suppostitions. After my father-in law died recently I have been sorting through some old photos. I found a sepia photo/postcard of a young boy ( maybe 3-6 years old ) and a younger girl.
The writing on the reverse is as follows:
Dear Father
What do you think of little Josh now he is--- a little the Canadian climate must suit him-also his little sister she will soon be as big as him. Wishing you a merry Xmas and a Happy New Year and that you are in good health and will continue so.  ---- kind regards from Jean Josh Tucker and myself.


Fancy not putting her own name ! Anyway Joshua was a common name in my mother -in laws family so I went back to old research and found an aunt of my m-in-l whose marriage I hadn't found

I found Septima Hickman had married in 1909 and one of the names on Free BMD was Thomas Armstrong.  I found the birth of a Joshua Hickman Armstrong in 1910. I cannot find the birth of Jean .
1911 census I found Joshua Hickman aged 11 months in Morpeth Northumberland. I couldn't find Septima but there is an entry for Armstrong  Mrs Tomas  correct age in Morpeth.
I haven't got subs to Ancestry or Find my Past (have to save up or wait for my birthday!) but by looking at the free searches it seems as if Septima, Thomas and Joshua Hickman  Armstrong may have sailed from Liverpool to Halifax Canada in 1911, whether they sailed together or Septima and her son followed later.

It would be great to know if my research is correct or whether I have made up a good story to fit the photo/postcard.

sorry about the long post!

thanks
Linda

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Northumberland / Re: Clark Photographers Blyth
« on: Thursday 03 May 12 07:31 BST (UK)  »
Many thanks
The 1st photo has Central Hall buildings so must be between 1897 and 1921.
A closer look at the feint mark on the 2nd says H.Clark so between 1921 and 1938 .
Thanks for your help

Linda

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Northumberland / Clark Photographers Blyth
« on: Tuesday 01 May 12 18:44 BST (UK)  »
Hi
Does anyone have any info about this studio? My father-in-law died recently and we found some photos. The older one has the name and address at the bottom of the photo,the later one is a postcard type with a feint mark on the reverse saying Clark. I wondered if anyone had any dates which may help us identify the people. A few years ago we asked father-in law if he had any photos but he said not many and didn't show us these so an opportunity lost to identify the people. :(
thanks

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United States of America / Re: McVeety Philadelphia
« on: Saturday 30 April 11 07:16 BST (UK)  »
Hi 
Did your ancestors have any connection with cotton mills. My grandmother went to stay with her uncle and I believe he got her a job in a cotton mill where he had some kind of supervisory position.

regards

Linda

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Lancashire / Re: Heaton Park Prefabs
« on: Wednesday 16 January 08 07:13 GMT (UK)  »
Hi
When the prefabs in Newton Heath (the ones near Brookdale Park school) were taken down it was done very carefully. Everything was taken out and loaded on lorries and then they were taken down section by section.
We were told they were being taken to Spain to be reconstructed as holiday homes. :)
regards
Linda

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Lancashire / Re: Royal Visit
« on: Thursday 27 December 07 07:47 GMT (UK)  »
Many Thanks Aulus
Have had a look at the museum website and found some pictures of the visit.
thanks again
regards
Linda

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Lancashire / Royal Visit
« on: Wednesday 26 December 07 19:21 GMT (UK)  »
Hi
 In 1940 the King and Queen inspected troops at Lancaster Barracks, the young Princesses accompanied them. My Dad was stationed there at the time and I am trying to find any reports/photos related to this visit.
Any help much appreciated.

Linda

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