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Who lived in this house in 1940?
« on: Friday 19 February 21 11:31 GMT (UK) »
In my grandmother's letter of 24 October 1940 to my father, she says she is with "aunt and uncle."
She states the address (in Leicestershire).  I have the full address inc. postcode and I can see the house on Google map Streetview.
As far as I know all her siblings lived in Kent, not Leicestershire. So I would like to know the surname of whom she stayed with please.
If someone can  advise me I will be glad.

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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 19 February 21 14:03 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.

This is going to be difficult if you don't tell us the address.

Have you looked for the address in the 1939 register?
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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 19 February 21 15:18 GMT (UK) »
Have you been able to research her parents brothers and sisters (who would be Uncle and Aunt's) to give you some names to narrow down?

Or is the inference it was your fathers Uncle and Aunt not hers  :-\
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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 19 February 21 15:37 GMT (UK) »
Try family surnames in the 1939 register, see if you can identify a link with that address.
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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 February 21 21:34 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.

This is going to be difficult if you don't tell us the address.

Have you looked for the address in the 1939 register?

The address: "Brooklyn" East Lane, Thornton, Coalville, Leics. LE67 1TG
Tried the register but need the Enumeration district. Thank you for your advice.

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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 February 21 21:38 GMT (UK) »
Have you been able to research her parents brothers and sisters (who would be Uncle and Aunt's) to give you some names to narrow down?

Or is the inference it was your fathers Uncle and Aunt not hers  :-\

I think you are correct. her uncle and aunt, not my father's. Thankyou.

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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 February 21 21:40 GMT (UK) »
Try family surnames in the 1939 register, see if you can identify a link with that address.

Thankyou.

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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 20 February 21 13:38 GMT (UK) »
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Tried the register but need the Enumeration district. Thank you for your advice.

It should be in RFCC. Other properties in East Lane are there, including The Manse and Rock View. East Lane itself is not mentioned though. The addresses are Bardon Hill and Battleflat.
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Re: Who lived in this house in 1940?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 20 February 21 14:33 GMT (UK) »
I dont want to put a spanner in the works but at that time, nearly all people the same age as our parents were referred to as 'aunt' and 'uncle'. it was either mr and mrs sowieso or aunt and uncle.
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