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Re: Bridget Blake
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 30 September 21 16:05 BST (UK) »
Yes that is correct she never married as far as I know. She lived with her younger sister Aunt Nellie in Balham for a couple of years before her death which might have been in a nursing home.
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 30 September 21 16:08 BST (UK) »
There is a shipping manifest entry for her showing as arriving at Quebec on 9 Sept 1928 planning to stay in Montreal to work as a domestic. She gave her father Michael, 11 Brighton Street, Belfast as contact back in Ireland.

There is a 23 yr old Bridget arriving in the UK from Montreal in 1932. Her occupation is that of a waitress and she plans to reside in England (she gave a London contact address).

There are a number of other entries in the 1950s for a Bridget Mary working onboard ships as a laundress. No age or birth place details given.

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« Reply #11 on: Thursday 30 September 21 16:38 BST (UK) »
Thatís amazing information Monica.  it answers several questions for me. My grandad was in the Royal Irish Constabulary and in 1922 went to England with his family No1 I had not idea when he returned to Belfast but I knew he lived in Brighton St before moving to Broadway. But you have given a date which means they returned a lot earlier than I thought. This was because his wife Janeís family lived there. The information on Aunt Bridie is amazing I never knew about Canada and yes she did work as a laundress on board the ships as recently my cousin in London sent me some old photos which her mum had of Bridie on board a ship in a white uniform. You have been very helpful Monica and solved several questions I really never had an answer to. Thank you . Gerry
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« Reply #12 on: Thursday 30 September 21 17:24 BST (UK) »
Hi Monica. Still trying to get used to the new Familysearch format. Not been able to find any migration records on it. Do you have the same problem?

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« Reply #13 on: Thursday 30 September 21 18:18 BST (UK) »
Yes  :'( Trying to stick at it to learn but frustratingly so!

Gerry, always a team effort here on RC as you can see with everyone's contributions  ;)

If it helps with who was where and when, Bridget gave this address when she returned to the UK in 1932: 60 Westdale Road, Plumstead.

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« Reply #14 on: Thursday 30 September 21 18:57 BST (UK) »
Tried to post a photo Monica without success!!
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« Reply #15 on: Thursday 30 September 21 19:31 BST (UK) »
Thank you Monica and the team on RC you have made my day. I am so delighted to have learnt so much about my Aunt Bridie who was the kindest person in the world and who I really knew nothing about her life all those years ago. Thank you everyone. Gerry
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« Reply #16 on: Thursday 30 September 21 22:30 BST (UK) »
Just posting this for Gerry. Aunt Bridie, with her lovely happy face  :)
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« Reply #17 on: Thursday 30 September 21 22:39 BST (UK) »
Wonderful , Thank you so much Monica I really appreciate your help in posting the picture of my beloved Aunt Bridie. Bridget
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