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by ColinL
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: The Lockdown in Hastings
Replies: 21
Views: 3070

Re: The Lockdown in Hastings

Get the word out there that agencies such as Age UK, charitable Home Help Services through the local authority will assist with shopping For certain category of person the Macmillan group may be of help Local churches and other religious groups often do meals and befriending Someone local would-be i...
by ColinL
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: "Over 70's might be told to stay indoors for 4 months"
Replies: 14
Views: 1998

Re: "Over 70's might be told to stay indoors for 4 months"

Last autumn I had been having appts with my GP and was expecting a home visit on the Friday morning. At the time of the appt the phone rang from the GP to say she was concerned with the last test required and was admitting me to hospital and had arranged for an ambulance to take me in. She said it c...
by ColinL
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Hastings Railway History
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: Hastings Railway History

Thanks for that little bit of Hastings history that had passed me by. At around the same time the companies who owned the turnpike roads into Hastings via the Ridge and St Leonard's via Hollington were in fierce competition to see who would collapse the earliest. Then the two rail companies competed...
by ColinL
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 31
Views: 4514

Re: Anniversary

Without doubt a formal portrait in the mid 19th C would have been only available to the upper middle class but the mass expansion of the industry in the last quarter allowed many people to have a photo as a special occasion. There were many studios in Hastings all competing for business as is show i...
by ColinL
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 31
Views: 4514

Re: Anniversary

Photos. The earliest photo I have was taken in 1902- 03 and was the Barnardo's admission record of two brothers of my gran. The next was taken around 1910 . It is interesting because it shows 5 generations of my male line and thus spans just under a century. Readers of the Sussex Family historian re...
by ColinL
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 31
Views: 4514

Re: Anniversary

Chart. An example. I discovered that my gran had a brother whom I was never told about. He had children and the daughter Margaret, was researching the family at the same time. What is the relationship between me and the children of my great uncle? It is necessary to find the closest direct line ance...
by ColinL
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Historic Hastings
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 31
Views: 4514

Re: Anniversary

This is useful. Find your direct line ancestor on one side and the other persons direct line on the other and the where they meet on the grid is the description of the person

http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles ... page1.html
by ColinL
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Tabloid press
Replies: 44
Views: 5045

Re: Tabloid press

Very detailed comment Richard that expanded on my mention of the Daily Mail killers and also Milly Dowler. I also have to agree with cbe mention of Ben Needham and Madeline McCann. The latter parents reasonably well off able to get access to a variety of influential sources. Ben Needham's mum, singl...
by ColinL
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Tabloid press
Replies: 44
Views: 5045

Re: Tabloid press

Quite typically, cbe has nothing to add to a serious issue of debate, that of the wilful bias of British tabloid press (As far as I am aware the similar European tabloid do not engage in the same type of journalism) In the absence of anything to say, they finger the person who wishes to expose wrong...
by ColinL
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Non-Hastings Chat
Topic: Tabloid press
Replies: 44
Views: 5045

Re: Tabloid press

No sidetracks from me cbe, unless you can see something that no one else can. You claimed 'red herrings', yet failed entirely to identify what particular thing in your view constituted use of that description. So specifically please identify the alleged red herrings and side tracks you erroneously b...

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