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Re: Balls Hill
« Reply #9 on: Monday 10 October 11 07:03 BST (UK) »
Did you have relatives who once lived here?

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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 11 October 11 21:47 BST (UK) »
Yes my GF (X5) Thomas lived there, he showed up in the 1821 census
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 12 October 11 17:30 BST (UK) »
Which house did he live in, do you know...
Its really interesting. I wonder if it was our house.
Did he actually own the house or was it his parents.
Sorry to ask so many questions but I am intrigued.

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 13 October 11 20:32 BST (UK) »
Hi Mandi, i,d say Balls Hill has changed a lot since 1821, i couldnt see any old mining cottages which my ancestor would have lived in.I felt odd walking up and down taking photos! i was expecting someone to ask what i was up to! you can still see a lot of the old mining cottages in the area tho.
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 13 October 11 21:06 BST (UK) »
Hi
Isn't it interesting looking back at these things.
A few years ago a woman came up our drive (which is quite private and leads nowhere) and was looking at our house.
When I approached her it turned out her gran use to own our house.
The woman had moved away years ago and was in the area visiting rellies. She wanted to see if the house was still standing and when I invited her in to look round she couldn't believe how much it had changed but at the same time stayed the same..
It was nice to see the happiness on her face.

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« Reply #14 on: Saturday 15 October 11 23:24 BST (UK) »
So which end of the lane do you live? i went to the end where it comes to a dead end. I remember a sign saying "silly farm"!
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« Reply #15 on: Sunday 16 October 11 08:43 BST (UK) »
Ha Ha how funny.... Thats my house..
Its got a sign on the gate saying "welcome to the funny farm"
When did you come.
I looked at our deeds after hearing from you the other day and found out our house was first sold by the coalbrookedale mining company in 1881. It used to belong to a decendent of Abraham Darby... Cool ah..

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« Reply #16 on: Sunday 16 October 11 20:07 BST (UK) »
Wow! thats very cool! i wish i,d have known at the time, i could have popped in for a cuppa! i was over there in August, i live in Ireland. I,m over again at xmas. My ancestor died at Rowton poor house in 1836.
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Re: Balls Hill
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 23 October 11 17:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Clare

When you came were there some men working on the front of a house in Old Office Road?