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Re: Family Heirlooms
« Reply #54 on: Sunday 30 May 21 09:32 BST (UK) »
It would be great to see some pictures of all these wonderful heirlooms
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Re: Family Heirlooms
« Reply #55 on: Sunday 30 May 21 11:07 BST (UK) »
I don’t know how to,post a photo onto RootsChat( There are a few other things I don’t know as well!)
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« Reply #56 on: Sunday 30 May 21 11:25 BST (UK) »
My Pig match holder.  My dad remembers it always being on the mantle piece.


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« Reply #57 on: Sunday 30 May 21 11:47 BST (UK) »
Gillis,I forgot to say ,one word us pure Flemish “  hebben” to have.
“ We hebben “ we have.
Old English and Flemish have many similarities ,and English
dialects must have more than modern English I would imagine.

Shropshire for how are you “ ‘ow bist you?”
                        she isn’t      “ er  binna”.
Flemish for I am is Ik ben .
Strange , the similarity.
I have forgotten so much ,but the driver on the journey to hospital on Friday  had lived in Holland so we had a laugh in our imperfectly remembered Dutch and Flemish!
I think yet again I asked for sardines without fur  and  legs as I did so many years ago !
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Re: Family Heirlooms
« Reply #58 on: Sunday 30 May 21 15:13 BST (UK) »
Viktoria

I find a lot of Flemish and Dutch words have echos in German, so  I can just about read in those languages from my knowledge of German


Flemish "hebben" - German "haben"
            "ik  ben"  -             "ich bin"
but the Shropshire "'ow bist you" is a bit like the German "wer bist du?" (in that case "who are you")

It's all very fascinating.  I particularly like the word "hoo" for "she" in Lancs and have heard it still used quite often when I'm "up North".
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FAIREY/FAIRY/FAREY/FEARY, LAWSON, CHURCH, BENSON, HALSTEAD from Easton, Ellington, Eynesbury, Gt Catworth, Huntingdon, Spaldwick, Hunts;  Burnley, Lancs;  New Zealand, Australia & US.

HURST, BOLTON,  BUTTERWORTH, ADAMSON, WILD, MCIVOR from Milnrow, Newhey, Oldham & Rochdale, Lancs.

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« Reply #59 on: Sunday 30 May 21 17:28 BST (UK) »
Yes in my first days in Ramsbottom ,chatting with a neighbour,,a woman passéd,, the woman to whom I was speaking said .”who’s been ill?”

Well that is what I thought she said ,in fact it was “ hoo’s  bin ill”.
A statement not a question about the passing woman.

An old lady used to say “Cast your bread upon the waters and it will come back buttered toast “
ie.  be kind and kindness will be shown to you.
Cast yer bread upon th’wathers an it’ll come back butherrd thoast.

There was also the tradition of naming someone using their antecedents ,so my eldest so would be John o’ Bill’s o’  Jack’s o’ Sam’s o’ Tom’s  etc.
Only worked everyone knew families generations back.

Eee,nowt so strange as fowk!
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Re: Family Heirlooms
« Reply #60 on: Monday 19 July 21 12:43 BST (UK) »
This thread is good enough for a story some wonderful heirlooms and stories associated with them if nobody has any objections, I might write a little story about these.
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Re: Family Heirlooms
« Reply #61 on: Monday 19 July 21 13:14 BST (UK) »
Anything that keeps a dialect alive can’t be bad.
If I can help you don’t hesitate to ask.
Cheerio, ( A’ll sithee )I ‘ll see you, — I will be seeing you “.
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Re: Family Heirlooms
« Reply #62 on: Monday 19 July 21 14:24 BST (UK) »
I saw one "notebook" as you describe. It belonged to my grandfather who was a builder. He used it to record measurements, timber lengths etc. My mother donated it to a small local museum. My mother thought that it was made from bone, but the museum note with it states that it is made from ivory. I was surprised how clearly a pencil could write on it. The pages were about 2 x 2 inches. It was a dull yellow colour.

https://www.antiques-atlas.com/antique/antique_ivory_ladies_chatelaine_aide_memoire/as144a385

from memory it looked something like this but had no days written on pages