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199) Lyn Landon  Female
154 Fosse Road North Leicester Location
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Hi, I am studying a degree in Art (at the age of 70) and am living at the above address. I am trying to find out who lived in my house for a project we are in the process of doing. I wonder if you can help. Thanks, Lyn
I was very interested in your article.
I look forwarded to hearing from you please.
198) David walker  Male
Aldercar ,Nottinghamshire. Location
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Saturday, 28 August 2021 09:25 Host: Send E-mail

Brilliant site for research. My mother gave me some old family photos and I started doing some investigating into her family tree - Tilleys from East Langton. Even found my grandfather's brother's grandson in Australia who came over to visit us but so far they are the only ones I've found. And I found quite a few skeletons in the cupboard from my grandad Jack Tilley in Algiers during the war quite a shock. Please keep up the good work and I will be a regular visitor to your brilliant site
197) Trish Adams  Female
Toronto Canada Location
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Tuesday, 29 June 2021 20:46 Host: Send E-mail

I am James Francis Mash's great granddaughter and have the date of his death and of his children. I would love to share with you. I am very interested in knowing more about my history in England. as his granddaughter my mother who is 95...
thank you. Trish
196) Chris Whalen  Female
Vancouver, B.C. Canada Location
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Thursday, 17 June 2021 23:50 Host: Send E-mail

More info on grandmother. Harriet Mary Mears nee Maskel ( I think her letter home would have the last name Maskel). But it was written to her sister Clara which could have been her married name. Clara was married to uncle Engol or Ingol so Maskel could have been his name. My aunt Clara grew up in Cottingham. They had a small holding which I visited when I was seven. They lived in a lovely cottage with leaded windows and a pear vine growing up the front of this house. House burned down in the late 1950. Probably in newspaper.
195) Ben Warren  Male
United Kingdom Location
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I am the current custodian of Stanley Cottage in Preston village. It is notoriously difficult to find but it is nestled behind North Road and North View.

I'm told that the original rugby club stood right beside the cottage.

I would love to discover more about the cottage and its past. If anyone has information or photographs, I'd be delighted to see them or receive any other snippets of the history.

Thank you in anticipation, Ben.

(I did find the property listed in the 1939 Register for England and Wales with the address Back North Terrace (Stanley Cottage) but most unhelpful the property appears to have been empty! You could put in a request to the Land Registry and they may be able to give you a history of previous occupancy. They have an extensive presence online - Ed)
194) andrea bell 
preston village Location
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You mention a blacksmiths. Is this the cottage now known as Stanley Cottage in the back lane behind North Road.

We cannot give you a definite answer to this question, although probably not. Google Maps suggests Stanley Cottage is on Walton Avenue to the north of Front Street.

Kelly's Directory of Northumberland, 1914 (which includes North Shields) lists on page 714 under Trades a blacksmith George Swan living at No. 2 Rosebery Avenue, Preston Village which is almost certainly the address to which our author was referring.

[The question refers to the article in the BLUE pages at: LIFE IN PRESTON VILLAGE 1931 - 1948.. - Ed]
193) Erica White  Female
Somercotes,Derbyshire Location
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Friday, 16 April 2021 18:08 Host: Send E-mail

Thank you so much this is all so fascinating to read I look forward to digging deeper over the next few days
192) Geoff Collins 
United Kingdom Location
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Wednesday, 14 April 2021 07:41 Host: Send E-mail

Hi. Your website is fascinating, and I stumbled across it because there's a headstone for Bartholomew Aldwinckle in Foster Hill Road Cemetery, Bedford, and he died April 15 1888 in his 73rd year, and also his wife Amy who died July 16 1888 in her 72nd year. It was such an ususual name that I Googled it. I hope this information can fill a gap. Best wishes and keep up the good work.
191) Edward Stacey  Male
Kesgrave, Ipswich, Suffolk. Location
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Tuesday, 13 April 2021 14:56 Host: Send E-mail

I was very interested to read of my great granduncle Stephen Stacey and my 1st cousin, twice removed, Eliza Stacey and her marriage to Vincent Cook. I also enjoyed the descriptions of Watford, where my uncle Charlie lived with his wife Elsie East. We lived in Borehamwood, where dad (Edward John) worked in the local film industry, as did two of our (Stillwell) cousins.
Many thanks and best regards,
Eddie Stacey

[This article can be found in the TEAL pages at: What's cooking in Hertfordshire? Cousins All! (Part 2a Vincent).. - Ed]
190) Kelly Corder  Female
Surrey Location
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Friday, 26 March 2021 20:16 IP: Send E-mail

We have the Corder name and I wondered if there was a family tree to see whether we have a direct link to William Corder at all? My father in laws middle name was William and he always told us it was after a famous descendent.
Many thanks

[Our family's connection with William Corder is described in the article in the BLUE pages at: THE MURDER OF MARIA: From Red Barn to Lincoln's Inn.. - Ed]
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