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The Common Room / Re: Looking for old family photos - Help :)
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 16:48 BST (UK)  »
I have some precious photos of grandfather and all is brothers from 1st decade of 20thC.
A huge, very poor family, they woild have had no chance paying to have photos done.
However, as young men they all were members of a local harriers running club and ran for sponsorship and prize money. The club published a book on its centenary with many photos of grandad and his brothers. A real pleasure to see. ( one brother being very, very like my own son in appearance)
The same lads and their sisters also appear in photos taken at the local Methodist chapel, of study and activity groups. ( the Wesleyan Methodist movement had a strong educational and self-improvement mission). The photos were in a booklet produced in the mid-20thC, to celebrate the history of the chapel. I found it by chance in our history library. It seems that many such bookets and small publications have been bound and thus preserved.
Maybe worth a look . You never know what you might find.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Angel, Paddock, Huddersfield
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 10:45 BST (UK)  »
Some more examples of small areas getting names from pubs ( or maybe vice-versa?):

Victoria and Flouch near Holmfirth ( the latter in its earlier, across the road from the current one position, once had my ancestor as landlord)

The roundabout in New Hey rd, near HRI, is often referred to as Bay Horse rdabt, as is the immediate neighbourhood.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Angel, Paddock, Huddersfield
« on: Wednesday 20 October 21 07:27 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for the replies, dob and JR.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Angel, Paddock, Huddersfield
« on: Wednesday 13 October 21 14:42 BST (UK)  »
Does anyone know if the immediate area around the Angel pub Paddock at Paddock Head was/is referred to as Angel. In the way that locally even very small areas and neighbourhoods often have their own old names.
Haven't managed to see anything on online old maps.
I recall seeing reference to the Angel pub in 1855, maybe not the one we knew in more recent years, now closed.
I know there is one other old building nearby which has the angel name.
Thanks in advance for any info.

The Common Room / Re: Dorizac Family in England - Name Origin?
« on: Monday 14 June 21 14:49 BST (UK)  »
There is small town/village called Donzac, near Agen south of Bergerac in S/W France. Maybe a link?

The Common Room / Re: Dorizac Family in England - Name Origin?
« on: Saturday 12 June 21 20:52 BST (UK)  »
Place names ending in -ac are very common in mid-and South- Western France. By connection, it could appear in surnames.

When in London I try to visit the memorial near St Paul's to London fire brigade members who lost their lives in WW2.
The female fire fighters are listed, too. I hope that your great aunt is commemorated there.What a brave and lovely lady she must have been.

The front at the top certainly seems to have that frazzled look you used to get after using old-style curling tongs. If used carelessly, they caused hair to become singed and frizzy. Maybe that happned and some bits had to be cut off.
Possibly, it was an attempt to create the front and side curls like the Queen had at the time. Just possible that the longer hair at the back is tightly pulled back and up out of sight.
( I can still recall the smell of burnt hair from when in the early 1950's my mother used to try to put some curl into my very thick, straight hair, using old metal tongs which were heated in the fire. Not having curly, doll-like hair was one of the many failings that I was judged to have as a child. Having hair so thick that ribbons would not stay in, was another!)

The Lighter Side / Re: Wesleyballs or wesselbobs
« on: Sunday 27 December 20 09:08 GMT (UK)  »
Spice/ "sparse" definitely still used in 1950's Holmfirth for sweets.
"Fair" and "right" meaning very still used today.
"Starved" meaning very cold and a bit miserable as in "tha looks  fair starved through, lass"

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