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Offline Lloydy

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***COMPLETED***8 Bear Yard, Welshpool
« on: Saturday 01 January 05 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Could someone please tell me whether the property 8 Bear Yard, Welshpool still exists.  My GG Grandfather lived there all his life to the grand old age of 90.

Thank you

Jan :)
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Re: 8 Bear Yard, Welshpool
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 January 05 21:58 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jan

I would imagine that Bear Yard got it's name from the Bear Inn, which used to stand at 37 High Street (from about 1759-1898, then it became the Conservative Club). 

There used to be a Bear Passage to the side of this building, presumably leading to Bear Yard - I'm hoping to go gravespotting in Welshpool one weekend in the next couple of months.  I don't think Bear Yard is still there but could go and have a look for you if I get chance.

If there's anything other info you want on Welshpool, PM me and I'll see what I can do (lived there late 60s/early 70s and in late 80s briefly, still pass through from time to time.)

Bel
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Re: 8 Bear Yard, Welshpool
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 19 January 05 18:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bel

Thank you very much for the information - very kind of you. 

I could easily go to Welshpool myself as I only live about 20 miles away.  I only posted the request in case someone could point me in the right direction which you already have done.

I need to take a trip there because I also want to try and find my GG Grandfather's grave.

That could be the perfect excuse for us to meet for a coffee and a bit of grave hunting.............................. :D

Jan :)
All UK Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Bennett, Owen, Owens, Hudson, Crisp, Challinor/Challoner/Chaloner, Lewis, James, Richards, Simon, Mills, Evans, Trow, Davies, Turner, Beaton/Betton, Lloyd, Jenkins, Evans.....and a ton of JONES!!!!

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