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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Can you please help decipher this occupation ?
« on: Wednesday 11 November 20 22:07 GMT (UK)  »
My two-penneth goes on the embellisher of plasterwork. At 19 he would have been an apprentice, but as the 39 register was for on-going use, may have put what he will become. In a place like Blackpool he would be unlikely to be short of work.


The Common Room / Re: Calling a doctor to a suicide 1942
« on: Saturday 24 October 20 23:25 BST (UK)  »
I love this type of problem solving, so here is my thinking.
A doctor was not required at the time of death, his job was to attend the living. Local Bobbies were either on the beat or on bikes, so they should have been called and the case would eventually land with the Coroner.

It's a pity the (newspaper?) report didn't include what she should have done.

Durham / Re: Notation in Graves Register Gateshead East Cemetery
« on: Monday 12 October 20 00:35 BST (UK)  »
Just to give you another straw to chew over, when a grave is first dug, there is a limit to the number of burials it can contain without disturbing the previous burials. So perhaps the entry of 'out' may mean it is out of consideration for other burials.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Who Lived in a House Like This?
« on: Saturday 03 October 20 20:14 BST (UK)  »
Hi all, could the design set in the brickwork over the windows be a representation of a Masonic symbol?


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Cause of Death - Scottish RCE 1877
« on: Monday 24 August 20 22:46 BST (UK)  »
A couple of things I can't quite make out -
Asphyxia the result of strangulation PM examn of body made by -?- Macfarlane -?- of Kilmarnock


Skoosh beat me to it, partly! or at least it was when I read his red warning.

Not that it helps a lot, but I think it says Grandpa.

Welcome from me too,

The Common Room / Re: Ethical dilemma
« on: Friday 31 July 20 23:27 BST (UK)  »
As I see it, you are doing exactly what is expected. It is a family matter, irrespective of what Red Tape dictates. I have had the unfortunate experience of doing the same as yourself, as will many others. Keep on doing what you are doing, and I wish you well for your endeavours. More power to your elbow.

Curiosity is a very natural instinct and opening that letter is understandable. I would probably have done the same. But then I would have wondered why it was unopened, and why it had suddenly appeared (as a coaster).

One of the successes I had was going through old photographs and discussing them. The results were amazing, their old memories came flooding back where short term memories were practically non-existent. I would want to know why the letter was unopened, there must surely have been a reason, so perhaps a 'memory session' might give an answer.

The very best wishes to you,

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Death Certificate
« on: Friday 31 July 20 22:10 BST (UK)  »

I think his occupation (after correction) is probably Coal Metre someone who measures coal.

Yes I agree, it is a very unusual letter 't' but there is another example in Natural


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Parents name help please
« on: Saturday 18 July 20 23:03 BST (UK)  »
Sorry all. I was looking at wrong name. Note to self - You IDIOT.


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