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Everything posted by RichardB

  1. Gosh, this was more than twelve years ago. Makes for an interesting read through.
  2. I seem to remember a former "Buffer girl" serving in the late 1970's. Lot of tattoos, parts of several fingers missing from her previous work. (My first post here for just over 2 years - Welcome back me !!)
  3. Flood, Harrison Available online, sure someone will remind us ...
  4. Year Book and Record 1907
  5. Munifical Affairs I'd read it but not for £40.
  6. 1899 Guide This seller can't be bothered to give details of any sort ...
  7. Wanderer of Switzerland Not sure what 1st is meant to mean, this was published 1892, think the original was 1813 or just before quarter past six.
  8. Poetical Works Looking for Montgomery and death of Nelson. Apologies if posted before (I've been here 10 years+)
  9. Thank you Edmund; hadn't got around to looking for the document.
  10. Ragg 1841 1d red-brown plate 34 lettered G.E. on a wrapper addressed to Sheffield being tied by a superb strike of the London Chief Office No 6 in Maltese cross handstamp in black ink, being dated on reverse for JY 27 1843. Razor Manufacturer, home 5 Victoria Street.
  11. Equivalent to sticking approximately £2,200 on a parcel today £5 pair what on earth were they sending ? (These stamps usually occur single, not paired and were almost exclusively used to post bales of tobacco from the Channel Isles into the mainland).
  12. £256 Likely interesting but a lot of money ...
  13. Shaw's Close or Oxley Croft - where might that have been (first quarter 1700's) ? May, or may not have been asked before; I've been 10 years on this site).
  14. Still looking for any details of a pub called the "Coach and Six" located in the High Street region, late 1700's. I know at one time its Rateable value was higher than that of The Angel and The Kings Head, if anyone can find a year and a keeper I can add it to "the list" and I can enjoy a pint and a meat pie and pretend I was there back in the day. Until then I'll be in the Warmhearthstone or Ancient Pine Apple in my imagination.
  15. The problem here is the site registration process was broken by "an upgrade" on 17th March 2015. I have just over 25,000 posts on this site but the breakage caused by the upgrade made me, and other "big hitters" lose the will to live. On 4th May 2016 I passed comment that there were 15,007 members. One year on its 15,418 - barely 8 per week; this has everything to do with a lack of content/input - I used to be here everyday, providing content and joining in discussions; now its a rare visit. I think SteveHB, Stuart0742, MadAnnie, UkeleleLady, Vox etc etc would be back and contributing on a regular basis if the user registration process was working; until then ... its a sorry state.
  16. Harry Quixall had the place in 1942; it had however been around since 1855 ...