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While I was trying to improve the sign behind BLC's right shoulder I found that the top rail carried the Corporate logo of Samuel Osborn Steels. It is looking more like a presentation of some sort.

Thanks for all the suggestions

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: A real puzzle
« on: Tuesday 26 January 16 20:55 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks for the suggestion. It is an old photo, I have scanned it in at 600dpi already, any more and it just goes blurred, sorry.

The attached photo has recently come into my possession and I wondered if anyone could shed any light on who they are and what is happening. I know very little about the photo except,

The man on the left is Bernard Lee Collins who died aged 67 in Dec 1956 and worked at Samuel Osborn Steels in Sheffield as a Metallurgist.

I wondered if it could be some sort of retirement do in 1954, the clothes look about right other than that I am stuck.

Does anyone recognise any of the other two men or have any suggestions at all please


Derbyshire / Re: Parish records
« on: Friday 18 December 15 21:19 GMT (UK)  »
      Thanks for the info unfortunately I already have that info it's Baps and Burials I am after between 1730 and 1760 with images

Thanks anyway

Derbyshire / Re: Parish records
« on: Thursday 17 December 15 08:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Derek
             I have Joseph b 1726/7 son of William. unfortunately all Joseph's children with the exception of William b1749 seem to have been born to Josephs second wife Mary ?  Ann Bagshaw died abt July 1749 aged ?and was buried 26 Aug 1749 at Chapel. N.B. Having had a second look at this it may be a load of rubbish!

I have found Peter b 1759 bap 27 Jan 1759 at Chapel en le Frith, married Martha Lomas 12 Feb 1782 at Chapel, they had a son John b 1782 bap 8 dec 1782 at Chapel. If I have Josephs wives all wrong please let me know.

Thanks for the help

Derbyshire / Re: Parish records
« on: Tuesday 15 December 15 00:37 GMT (UK)  »
Hello Derek
                  You have correctly identified the problem with the name Higinbotham, I have to date 17 different versions of the name. The one I am using seems to pull up the most results.

By early I mean I am currently looking at 1728 for a Joseph and a bit later for his children.

As for other peoples trees at best I would use them as a guide until I have checked the data. As for reading old records, if they were  all legible where would the fun be?

Thanks everyone

Derbyshire / Parish records
« on: Monday 14 December 15 15:29 GMT (UK)  »
I am researching the name Higinbotham and its various spellings, the family I am after come from Chapel en le Frith.. I am having trouble finding images of the parish records for Chapel en le Frith on line, there are some on the IGI but not the early ones.
Does anyone know where I could view them or  buy a disc or microfiche with them on? I have tried Ancestry and  FindMyPast.


Armed Forces / Re: What Rank
« on: Friday 13 November 15 17:45 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks to both of you


Armed Forces / What Rank
« on: Friday 13 November 15 17:23 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me what rank the pilot in the photo is please he looks like a Flight Sgt but the bit on the top of the shoulder is confusing me.

thanks Steve

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