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Offline andrewalston

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A History of Britain in Numbers
« on: Saturday 30 November 13 08:26 GMT (UK) »
Anyone else been listening to this? It gives some interesting insights into the land our ancestors lived in.

Currently available for download from the Radio 4 website. It says "Available indefinitely".
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: A History of Britain in Numbers
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 01 December 13 11:04 GMT (UK) »
That sounds interesting, I think this is the link to it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k5dvd

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Re: A History of Britain in Numbers
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 01 December 13 16:46 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for this, I've just downloaded the podcast and listened to the first episode.  Very interesting indeed.
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Re: A History of Britain in Numbers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 04 December 13 17:19 GMT (UK) »
It is interesting. I've managed to catch a few.
Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)

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Re: A History of Britain in Numbers
« Reply #4 on: Friday 06 December 13 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Hi -

This does look really interesting.Many thanks for pointing it out.   I need to find the time to listen! In a similar vein I was listening to the radio the other day and they were speaking about this book called 'Alphabetical', which did sound v. interesting as well.   

https://www.hodder.co.uk/books/detail.page?isbn=9781848548862

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Re: A History of Britain in Numbers
« Reply #5 on: Friday 06 December 13 11:56 GMT (UK) »
I've been following this series. I haven't caught them all but each one has been a listening gem.
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