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Offline kob3203

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Re: Grandfather on TV at Wimbledon (tennis) - not sure of year
« Reply #9 on: Monday 09 November 20 03:57 GMT (UK) »
Agreed, both Wimbledon and the BBC (possibly ITV too?) are definitely worth contacting. Maybe that's the most obvious and logical approach.  :D

My concern at the moment is that we're still unclear on the match and year, and although we're fairly certain that it's a womens singles final or semi 1978-1980 (that's 9 possibilities) there's a possibility we may be wrong. Maybe it was a quarter-final ? Maybe it was 1981? Etc.

If some kind soul at Wimbledon/BBC checks those 9 most likely matches for us but doesn't find it, then I'd feel rather guilty in asking them to look at more matches, e.g. quarter-finals, earlier/later, womens/mixed doubles, etc. And I'm sure that at some point even the kindest soul would think "that's enough".

So I'm really hoping that a tennis fan somewhere will have the match I'm after on DVD and will thus be confirm the match, and possibly send me a screenshot so I can be 100% sure. At that point spending money on a DVD would make sense to me !
Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Most roots researched back to the early/mid 1800s:
Mitchelstown, Co.Cork: CORBETT (pre1935), SWEENEY  (pre1935), CUSACK? (pre1894), KEYS? (pre1894)
Mallow, Co.Cork: BROWNE (1895-1935)
Caher, Co.Tipp: BROWNE (pre1895), PURTELL(pre1895)
Cashel, Co.Tipp: FANNING (pre1886)
Llanelly, Carms: GRIFFITHS (pre1934), REYNOLDS (pre1901), WILLIAMS (pre1934)
Ton Pentre, Glams: LEWIS (pre1901)

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Re: Grandfather on TV at Wimbledon (tennis) - not sure of year
« Reply #11 on: Monday 09 November 20 11:13 GMT (UK) »

Let us know how you get on.

Romilly.
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