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Land settlement association
« on: Thursday 10 March 22 19:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi
I have some clues some of my North Shields ancestors may have been sent down south in the 1930s with this scheme.
Is there any way I can find out who and where. I have not got far with the 1939 register.
Johnson, Coleman, Graham, Dixon, Thewlis

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Re: Land settlement association
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 12 March 22 14:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

This site may help, it gives lists of places people were sent

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Land_Settlement_Association
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Spendlove, Strutt in London & Middlesex.

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Re: Land settlement association
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 12 March 22 15:14 GMT (UK) »
If you're looking for the records, they're held at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL), which is part of the University of Reading. The records are not online.

MERL
https://merl.reading.ac.uk/

Catalogue entry
http://www.reading.ac.uk/adlib/Details/archive/110291975

Contact
merl@reading.ac.uk



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Re: Land settlement association
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 13 March 22 13:45 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, I think they went to Ipswich. I have emailed the MERL.
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Re: Land settlement association
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 June 22 11:17 BST (UK) »
After obtaining  te birth certificate of the family member who was born while they were at that place, I was able to contact MERL with an address, they replied saying there were records of that address relating to the land settlement association, but no names of my ancestors.
So I now know that at least one of my ancestors were there in 1937.
Johnson, Coleman, Graham, Dixon, Thewlis

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Re: Land settlement association
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 June 22 14:40 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the update. Glad you got a result of sorts from them.