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Offline deejayEn

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Finding an address on the 1939 Register
« on: Sunday 02 May 21 22:42 BST (UK) »
I was trying to locate an address on the 1939 Register. My mother was evacuated to a village called Great Horwood in Buckinghamshire in WWII from 1940-1942. She can't recall the name of the family she lived with but remembered that it was a farm. I thought I'd show all the pages of Great Horwood from the 1939 Register to look for any farms and see if any of the names rang a bell. However it seems to be impossible to locate the village on the register. Can anyone help.

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Re: Finding an address on the 1939 Register
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 May 21 22:53 BST (UK) »
I can't help with that, but I did stumble across an interesting website about Great Horwood, which includes a page that mentions a farm or two:
http://www.greathorwoodhistory.org/landscape-farms-gardens--allotments.html

Looking at Google maps, I noticed one present day farm called "Piglet's Bottom". I suspect that is not what it was known as in the 1940s!
Eva family in Devon and Cornwall.
Bowdidge family in Devon and Dorset.

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Re: Finding an address on the 1939 Register
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 May 21 22:56 BST (UK) »
I wonder if it could be Winslow.
https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Great_Horwood,_Buckinghamshire_Genealogy

I looked at 1939 for Winslow - several farms etc and matched a couple up with a search.
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Re: Finding an address on the 1939 Register
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 02 May 21 23:16 BST (UK) »
Just search for George W. BARFOOT born 1877 living in Winslow and you will get the first page of Great Horwood, identified by the street and road names.

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Re: Finding an address on the 1939 Register
« Reply #4 on: Monday 03 May 21 00:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks all for the information and links, I will give that a go.