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by daggers
19 Apr 2019 09:55
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Medrington, photographer, Bold Street
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Medrington, photographer, Bold Street

I have a family photo taken by Medringtons Ltd, 29 Bold Street, Liverpool. Is there anyone who can tell me when they went out of business, as that would help in working out who the subjects might be.
Thanks
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by daggers
03 Apr 2019 20:05
Forum: News and Events and Offers
Topic: Free on Fold3 - Civil War Records - till 15th April
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Free on Fold3 - Civil War Records - till 15th April

Sorry to differ but it seems that they mean the American version.
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by daggers
15 Mar 2019 11:50
Forum: Military
Topic: Jack Payne No1551853 Gunner
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Jack Payne No1551853 Gunner

SWB can also mean Silver War Badge, issued in WW1 to men invalided out of the service after wounds or illness. I do not know if the same applied in WW2.
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by daggers
15 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Jane Brough, burial
Replies: 23
Views: 410

Re: Jane Brough, burial

If there is a Sherlock award I will nominate Blue70, as an ace sleuth
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by daggers
13 Mar 2019 12:00
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Fontenoy St
Replies: 16
Views: 192

Re: Fontenoy St

Pte. J.R. Ballard seems to have been awarded the Military Medal, but I have not yet found details of this award. He also earned the 1915 Star, British War and Victory Medals. He was killed in action on the Somme on 16 Aug. 1916 and is recorded with many, many others on the Thiepval Memorial to the M...
by daggers
06 Mar 2019 22:21
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: MARGARET (OWEN) WILLIAMS
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: MARGARET (OWEN) WILLIAMS

The area on that map could not be described as Grassendale. I shall have a rummage tomorrow for #21a.
by daggers
06 Mar 2019 15:03
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: MARGARET (OWEN) WILLIAMS
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: MARGARET (OWEN) WILLIAMS

The numbering of Aigburth Road originally started at the Cressington Park gates and increased towards Dingle, but changed at some point which I can’t trace.
29a sounds like a flat over a shop, probably between Cressington and Grassendale Road.
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by daggers
27 Feb 2019 15:57
Forum: News and Events and Offers
Topic: News about 1921 Census
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: News about 1821 Census

And who is boasting, anc or fmp?
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by daggers
03 Feb 2019 20:21
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: 1841 Census
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: 1841 Census

Sorry for delay.
'My' Thomas was born in 1783, in Liverpool. He married Rebecca Grant in 1806 and died in 1848.

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by daggers
01 Feb 2019 18:30
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: 1841 Census
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: 1841 Census

Hello This post caught my eye as I have a Thomas Morris, joiner, in my tree, but not as a direct ancestor. Your other details do not match with mine so I am not much help except to say that I have found that joiners were often housebuilders, so your man might have advanced to that part of the indust...
by daggers
23 Jan 2019 13:08
Forum: Military
Topic: Finding a Photo of a Liverpool soldier
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Finding a Photo of a Liverpool soldier

Hello and welcome to this forum. You seem to have covered likely sources but I don’t think there is any central collection of photos of soldiers either locally or elsewhere. You mention the Echo, but have you tried other local papers? Perhaps putting the surname into the subject title would catch th...
by daggers
19 Jan 2019 11:16
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Directory for Bootle, about 1926/7
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Directory for Bootle, about 1926/7

Has anyone access to a directory covering Bootle? I have someone whose 1927 probate lists him as of 31 Oregon St, Bootle but dying in Liverpool. Who is listed for that address please?
Any information welcome.
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by daggers
18 Jan 2019 10:02
Forum: Military
Topic: Charles William Wooding
Replies: 6
Views: 755

Re: Charles William Wooding

The Echo report of Wooding's accident gives his parents' address as Smithdown Road, but there is nothing relevant in the website for Toxteth Park Cemetery Inscriptions. There seems to be only that single report in the Echo. It may need a search of cemetery registers, or a churchyard burial would pos...
by daggers
03 Jan 2019 10:59
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Liverpool directories WW1 period
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Liverpool directories WW1 period

I had not expected so many, thanks very much!
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by daggers
03 Jan 2019 10:11
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Liverpool directories WW1 period
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Liverpool directories WW1 period

If anyone has access to Gore’s/Kelly’s for 1915-1918 could they kindly see if there were branches of Boots the Chemist in Liverpool and district.
This relates to my Gadsby enquiries in the Military section.
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by daggers
02 Jan 2019 18:56
Forum: Military
Topic: Search for family of WW2 RAF Gunner - plane shot down over Belgium
Replies: 33
Views: 1033

Re: Search for family of WW2 RAF Gunner - plane shot down over Belgium

In WW1 they meant twice wounded, but I don’t know about the Second War. Likely to be the same.
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by daggers
02 Jan 2019 17:59
Forum: Military
Topic: Search for family of WW2 RAF Gunner - plane shot down over Belgium
Replies: 33
Views: 1033

Re: Search for family of WW2 RAF Gunner - plane shot down over Belgium

Sorry I can’t help with the location, but the photo shows a warrant officer’s rank badge, making the term ‘airman’ on the death certificate seem paltry.
What an interesting story.
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by daggers
02 Jan 2019 15:34
Forum: Military
Topic: Gadsby, J.E.
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gadsby, J.E.

Happy New Year, everyone! Boots have responded with the information we already had, that Joseph Edmund Gadsby was employed in one of their retail branches and is named on their memorial. They have no information about which branch, and no personnel record. The CWGC data led me to the family in 1911,...