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  1. Thanks so much for that. I can see where the area was now. Jenny
  2. I have found the Hague family in 1851 and their address simply says "The Manor". Close by is Manor Wood Pitts and Manor Oaks. Can someone pinpoint this area on a map for me please? many thanks Jenny
  3. Posted it's name...didn't see earlier posts...doh...
  4. Great to see the old menu. I had a Saturday job at Wimpy at the bottom of Cambridge Street in the 60's. My job was to clear the tables and wash the dishes and on a few occasions I got to cook the burgers. Two of my daughters also had jobs there in the 80's/90's. Brings back memories....
  5. Thank you for your reply Hugh. Albert was in and out of prison many times as you found out. I have been trying to piece this family together for many years and I "think" I might have cracked it. It appears Harriet had at least 3 illegitimate children, some being registered as MCCALL even though she wasn't married. In 1904 the children were put into the Children's Homes and Sarah Elizabeth was sent to America. I was wondering if the Petty Sessions might hold a clue as to her non payment of costs? Jenny
  6. Will give it a go, thanks. Just wondered if there were any court papers I could look and where I would find them.
  7. My great grandmother Harriet Beatson nee Bray was sent to Wakefield prison in 1903 for 4 days for "non payment of costs". Does anyone know where I can find further information? I have looked in the newspapers at the time but found no mention of her. many thanks Jenny
  8. Hi Gemma I've found a couple of articles relating to the sale of his premises and household goods but I can't attach the file. I'll send you a PM. Jenny The one I have found has business premises at Whitecroft and lives at Corn Hill. Are these 2 different people?
  9. If you let me have your email address I'll send them to you
  10. There are some newspaper reports of "A Bit of Brass" on Find MY Past if you have a subscription Jenny
  11. I found the information on his attestation record to join RFA in 18/08/1919 and at the end it said Discharged 17/08/39 Para 510 (viii) KR
  12. Hi An ancestor was discharged from the army and it gave this reason Para 510 (viii) KR. Does anyone know what this means? I can only find reasons for Para 392. thanks Jenny
  13. Thank you so much for the link. It was clearly written and therefore understandable.
  14. I'm writing up our family history and would like to include copies of the original certificates etc but I'm not sure if I can use them due to copyright laws. Could someone please explain (in plain English) if it's possible. I've tried reading several articles but I couldn't really understand them. Many thanks Jenny
  15. Does anyone have a subscription to this site please?
  16. Thank you so much Edmund. I would never have thought of looking in the Edinburgh Gazette. I was sure someone would find it so thanks again.
  17. I've just found service record for Frank Lambert Dickinson and it says he was awarded DCM which was announced in the London Gazette on 09/07/1917. I have been trying to search the Gazette to find more information but I'm not having much luck! I wondered if anyone has searched here before and could give me some tips. Thanks
  18. Hi I have attached this postcard which I think is of the Training Ship Southampton. It was given to me by a relative and we believe my grandfather, who had been placed in a home, was sent there in the early 1900's. I went to Hull Archives to see if they had any records of boys who had trained on the ship but unfortunately they hadn't. There was mention of some boys and I wrote down the names of the ones from Sheffield but WILLIAM PARKER isn't on it. Just thought you might like to see the picture. I watched your video and it was very moving. Jenny
  19. Hi Steve Thanks for your offer of help, but I've found the original documents on Find My Past and have saved them. Just opened them to make sure I've done it right and I can read everything. I was panicking because the service records were really interesting. Thanks again Jenny
  20. I wonder if someone who is computer literate (I'm not I'm afraid) can help me. I was sent some information about an ancestor quite a while ago and I thought I had printed it off. I saved the documents, all 8 pages, but now I can't open them. They appear to be in Notepad. I've tried to open them with Adobe but it says "could not open page 1 djvu as it is not a supported file type. Is there any other way I can open them as they are early Army Service Records? Hope someone can assist. Thanks Jenny Edit: Just found records online so I will save them again and try not to loose them!
  21. The medal card you found does belong to my husband's grandfather. We haven't been able to find his service records unfortunately and as you can see there is so much confusion with the spelling of CLETHRO. I don't have access to Ancestry any more to confirm "Cousin" Harry's details but he was married to Harriet and by that time they had 3 children, Bertha, Rosey and Harold. I found this only a couple of weeks ago when I had access to FMP. Their mother Emma died in 1916. Let me know if you need any more information. Jenny
  22. Hi Stuart My husband's grandfather survived WW1. These are his details: Harry Clethro (written as Clethers on his medals) born 1890 Sheffield. Private 4th Battalion Tyneside Scottish 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers. His cousins were not so lucky. These were all brothers: Harry Clethro Born 1885 Sheffield Served as a private in WW1 with the 6th Battalion York & Lancs Regiment. On 3rd July 1915 sailed from Liverpool for Gallipoli and landed at Sulva Bay on 6th August 1915. Harry died on 8th August Dardanelles Fred Clethro Born 1894 Sheffield. Served as a Lance Corporal in WW1 with 13th Battalion York & Lancs Regiment. Left for France 10th July 1918. Died of gunshot wounds to the head 3rd October 1918 France. Harold Clethro Born 1890 Sheffield ( I haven't been able to find his service records to confirm these details) Served as Pte in York & Lancs Regiment and also Company Sargent Major in KOYLI. Died of wounds 24th October 1917. Hope this is the kind of information you wanted. Jenny
  23. Yes, the one on the end. The May Queen was Joan Smith and the maid of honour next but one to you was Wendy Phoenix (I think). Sent personal message too. Jenny