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by phsvm
13 Sep 2021, 13:56
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: New Series of WDYTYA
Replies: 0
Views: 75

New Series of WDYTYA

The celebs for the new series of WDYTYA have been announced - Dame Judi Dench Ed Balls Josh Widdecombe Alex Scott Joe Lycett Pixie Lott Joe Sugg If you're a viewer of Strictly Come Dancing many of the names will be familiar! At first glace some may not be your cup of tea but they'll all have interes...
by phsvm
22 Aug 2021, 11:09
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WWW mentioned in WDYTYA newsletter
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: WWW mentioned in WDYTYA newsletter

Thanks Norfolk Nan. It certainly brought us a flurry of new members.

I hope they're finding we're living up to expectation :lol:
by phsvm
10 Aug 2021, 16:17
Forum: Military
Topic: Travelling as a military wife 1960s
Replies: 7
Views: 525

Re: Travelling as a military wife 1960s

I was at boarding school in the early '70s with a number of girls whose father's were in the military and serving abroad and the families were with them. Usually they joined their families overseas for the school holidays. Most I think were in Germany, although I do remember one girl's father was st...
by phsvm
13 Jul 2021, 13:44
Forum: Photos
Topic: Trying to identify location - possibly in Cornwall
Replies: 7
Views: 647

Re: Trying to identify location - possibly in Cornwall

Is there anytime on the back of the photo? Either hand written or printed?
by phsvm
19 Jun 2021, 10:03
Forum: Military
Topic: WW2 military records
Replies: 21
Views: 3233

Re: WW2 military records

I applied for my father's WW2 army records last year and eventually the application was returned with a note saying as they hadn't been able to deal with it within 6 months the cheque could no longer be cashed and I'd need to apply again so the fact you haven't heard anything doesn't mean the applic...
by phsvm
30 May 2021, 09:16
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Racehorse Trainers
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Racehorse Trainers

Do you have a specific person you're trying to find or are you looking at the industry in general? If you give more details of what you're actually after that may help. I was doing some research on a trainer from the 1920s/30s and found most of what I wanted in press reports. Steeplechase trainers t...
by phsvm
23 May 2021, 09:28
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Elizabeth or Eliza DEAN
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Elizabeth or Eliza DEAN

Going back to my point about her leaving the family after the birth of her last child, I don't think you should just consider that she was incarcerated somewhere. In the case of my relative who separated from his first wife after the death of their daughter they both left Gloucester and she turned u...
by phsvm
13 May 2021, 08:12
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Elizabeth or Eliza DEAN
Replies: 6
Views: 973

Re: Elizabeth or Eliza DEAN

Have you considered the possibility that Elizabeth hadn't died but left him and the children? If it happened just prior to 1881 George may have thought/hoped that she would return to the family so he listed himself as married. By 1891 he'd given up that hope so listed himself as widowed. If she'd gi...
by phsvm
01 May 2021, 09:55
Forum: Photos
Topic: What do they have in their hands? What Occasion?
Replies: 6
Views: 1620

Re: What do they have in their hands? What Occasion?

Or could it be a May Day event?

Check in the local press to see if the local school celebrated with a May Day procession or similar.
by phsvm
01 May 2021, 09:52
Forum: General research queries
Topic: WALTHAM ABBEY CEMETERY
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: WALTHAM ABBEY CEMETERY

As a first port of call you could find out who now manages the cemetery and then contact them. I was trying to find out if a couple were buried together when only the husband was known to be in a certain plot. In my case the cemetery was managed by the local council. I e-mailed them, they came back ...