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Offline allyhawk

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Rhodesia, Worksop
« on: Monday 06 April 09 00:39 BST (UK) »
Hi All,

I have a relative who died in 1967 and in his obituary in the Derbyshire Times, it says that his daughter died two years before him (so 1965) and in Rhodesia. Now, first instincts is the Rhodesia that is now Zambia but after a google search i came across a small village in Worksop called Rhodesia, does anyone know anything about this village? Does it have a church and cemetery? If it doesn't, where would the closest cemetery be?

Sadly, it is a woman in question, Ruth Ann Hawkins, and i don't know as yet if she married, so her surname may be different, she is certainly proving to be a hard person to track down!

Any help with this village would be gratefully received.

Ally :)
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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #1 on: Monday 06 April 09 01:42 BST (UK) »
They have a Parish Council...they may be able to help you  ???

http://www.rootschat.com/links/060b/

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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #2 on: Monday 06 April 09 03:07 BST (UK) »
Hi Ally

Just in case you pursue your research in Africa, Rhodesia is now Zimbabwe not Zambia


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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #3 on: Monday 06 April 09 11:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks guys, that will be very helpful. And Geography was never my strong point, i got it half right though lol :D

Ally
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Meakin - Heanor & local areas
Musgrove - Brinsley
Brookes - Heanor, Worcestershire
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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #4 on: Monday 06 April 09 11:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Ally,

A letter to the Editor of the Worksop Guardian, which also covers the Rhodesia area, might produce a result.

www.worksopguardian.co.uk

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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #5 on: Monday 06 April 09 13:23 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I seem to remember that there is a Methodist Chapel there, next to a fish and chip shop!

Hope that helps!

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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #6 on: Monday 06 April 09 19:59 BST (UK) »
As far as i know...
There isn't a churchyard or Cemetery in Rhodesia.
Rhodesia is just outside Worksop (like a suburb) - there is a nearby church in Shireoaks... but being so close to worksop - literally now "Joined" - most people are buried in Either the Worksop Priory Churchyard, in the Retford Road "New" cemetery".
Given the Date 1967 - i am 99% sure it will be found in The Retford Road Cemetery in Worksop.
My best advise is to telephone Bassetlaw District Council, which is situated in The Queens Buildings, Potter Street, Worksop.
they will give you the phone number of a chap
who has access to these records(they are kept in offices in Carlton)
i know for a fact - he will most probably do you a look up - becauses the Retford Road records can only be seen by appointments only
The Derbyshire times are available at Chesterfield.

If she was a resident of rhodesia - also probable in the worksop Guardian

Hope this helps


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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 April 09 23:26 BST (UK) »
And just in case you do get sent back to Africa, both you and Tom from Oz are correct. The old Rhodesia (actually Rhodesia and Nyasaland) was a big country. Northern Rhodesia became Zambia. Southern Rhodesia became Zimbabwe.

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Re: Rhodesia, Worksop
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 08 April 09 01:43 BST (UK) »
Hi Mike

I think we are splitting hairs here.

When the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland broke up, you are quite right an AREA became known as Northern Rhodesia which included Zambia, Tanzania and the then Nyasaland et al.  Nyasaland when it gained independence became Malawi.

Tom