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by ColinL
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Church of England School
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Church of England School

Hi people
does anyone know if the Halton Schools were Church of England Schools when they were in use in the 1910-20s?
by ColinL
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Waterloo Passage
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Waterloo Passage

Hi folks

I am researching family history amongst the fishing community. I have located Waterloo Passage between High St and the Bourne. Does anyone know where Waterloo Place was located? In the mid 19th C it only had two or three properties in it
by ColinL
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Primark
Replies: 38
Views: 1563

Re: Primark

Easy solution Derek; just don't shop in Primark.
Cheap clothing produced so that consumers in the 'West' can throw it away after a few uses
by ColinL
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Amber Rudd
Replies: 23
Views: 1399

Re: Amber Rudd

I am no longer a local voter but will say that it is a crying shame that Hastings maintained its reputation of 'Mugsborough' for far to many years by electing Tory MPs post 1906. Socialists were elected to the local council in the 1940s and then developed strongholds in Upper St Mary's, St Clements,...
by ColinL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Grove Farm Cottages
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Grove Farm Cottages

Excellent postcard. Such postcards are rare as they do not show a monument or picturesque scene. Thanks for sharing it
by ColinL
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Old Buildings and Streets
Topic: Grove Farm Cottages
Replies: 19
Views: 902

Re: Grove Farm Cottages

I have extracted some text from my research for the Overy/Smale family history "Grove Farm is listed on the 1841 Census Enumerator’s Book between entries for Hollington Lane and Filsham Farm that seems to suggest that it was situated near to the site of the present Grove School, which itself ha...
by ColinL
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Lost Relatives / Friends
Topic: THOMAS JAMES ALDER, TOWN CRIER
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: THOMAS JAMES ALDER, TOWN CRIER

The Public Reference Library is a reasonable shot for that type of thing
by ColinL
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

The basement hall of the White Rock Pavilion (is it still called that?)
Eng Heritage are talking about a sponsor to get a temporary purpose built place at the Abbey but it should be in Hastings
by ColinL
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

No offence taken cbe. I was only making a possible confirmation of a thought about my heritage and the earliest listing of my surname, a humourous aside to being "British" and immigrant. A recent Long Lost Family episode successfully used family history DNA database to unite two women who ...
by ColinL
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: General Hastings Chat & Friendly Banter
Topic: Bayeux Tapestry
Replies: 23
Views: 1446

Re: Bayeux Tapestry

Bias The earliest reference to my family name has the prefix of 'Le' on it that indicates a Norman French origin. There was a names book in the local reference library decades ago when I found the information. Last autumn I took a DNA test for family history purposes and discovered that the highest ...

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