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GRETTON AND BARROWDEN MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

The Village of Gretton

Environs of Gretton

The environs of Gretton

The north east corner of the map is made up of the southern part of Rutland. Note the alternative spelling of Lyddington. Barrowden is due north of Harringworth. Laxton is just off to the north east. The River Welland runs a convoluted path in the floor of the valley. The Harringworth Viaduct which carries the railway lies beyond the northern edge of the map.


The streets of Gretton

Gretton village

Gretton Village

Indicated are some of the places and disappeared names in the village

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The Village of Barrowden

Environs of Barrowden

The environs of Barrowden

Barrowden village

Barrowden Village

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The lifecycle of the dog tapeworm

Tapeworm

Lifecycle of the tapeworm

In the dog:
Step 1: Adult tapeworms live and grow in the gut of the host
Step 2: Eggs are voided in the animal's droppings. These can lie dormant on grassland, pasture etc.
In the sheep:
Step 3: Sheep eats grass infested with worm eggs. Eggs hatch in gut and penetrate the gut wall into the hepatic vein and spread through the bloodstream.
Step 4: Hydatid cysts form and develop in the liver, lungs etc
In the dog
Step 5: Infected offal or flesh from a carcase is fed to the dog. Contents of cyst attaches to wall of intesting to create a new tapeworm

In the human
Infestation occurs through contact with infected dog and / or faulty human
The follows steps 3 and 4 to affect the organs indicated.

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The Craxford headstone, Barrowden Rutland

Headstone
Detail from headstone
The Inscription
In Memorium
John James, son of
John & Lucy Wignell
Died January 17th 1905
Aged 45
Lucy Wignell
Daughter of
Robt & Harriet Craxford
Died December 3rd 1897
Aged 68 years
Harriett Craxford
(Nee Cotterell)
Died January 23rd 1894
Aged 93
Robert Craxford
Died April 21st 1868
Aged 68
Interred in Chapel Graveyard

"Grant Them Eternal Rest"

The Craxford headstone

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Sharpe Washdown Closets

Patent Rim Pedestal
Rilcote

Left: The Cedric, Ivanhoe and Primrose with Sharpe's Patent Rim; Right: The Rilcote Pedestal

Pages from a sanitary ware catalogue about 1890, presented on the History pages of Sharpe' Pottery Museum website, Swadlincote, Derbyshire

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The HMS Plumper Survey

West coast of Canad

The west coast of Canada

The area marked around Vancouver and the south of Vancouver Island is the shown in more detail on the map below

Esquimalt map

Map of HMS Plumper survey sites

The places indicated are sites that HMS Plumper surveyed between November 1858 and July 1859.

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Swadlincote and surroundings

Environs of Swadlincote

The environs of Swadlincote

Swadlincote town

Swadlincote, near Derby


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Oakham, Rutland

Environs of Oakham

The environs of Oakham

Oakham town

Oakham

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Humberstone and North Evington, Leicester

Environs of North Leicester

The environs of North East Leicester

Map of north Leicester showing the frequent changes of accommodation of Sarah Pridmore 1880-1900. Also noting places where David Craxford and Mary Ann Pollard lived when in Leicester (about 1895-1905)

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Rockingham, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Road
Map detail

Left: The road to Cottingham; Right: Rockingham Village, a detail

The map on the left shows the road from Rockingham Village to Cottingham and the site, midway, of Brickfield Cottages. Also indicated is Blind Lane (the site of the murder in 1875) and Dag Lane where another branch of the Liquorish family lived.

The map on the right is a detail of the south of the village of Rockingham tracing the buildings from the census of 1871. The Sharp family run public house, The Horse Shoe, is coloured red. The Liquorish family occupied the attached cottage.

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The streets of Boston, Lincolnshire

Boston, Lincs

Central Boston

Places in central boston relevant to Richard O'Connell and Sarah Ann Liquorish. Also indicated is the presence in 1891 of two of the brothers of Joseph Wymant who married Sarah Ann's sister, Elizabeth. It is not known whether this was purely a coincidence.

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The Death of George Robert Chambers

War docs

War documents relating to George Chambers service and death

The upper document notes George's furlough in Middleton after his injury at the Battle of Loos and also his rank (subsequently removed) of lance corporal. There follows parts of the documents which report the significant symptoms and signs of a chest infection on admission to the Dunston War Hospital, his death and the removal of his body to Caldecott for burial. Next there is a notice of payment of a War Gratuity. It records that there are four children in the care of a guardian. Emily Chambers is recorded in the final ledger entry.

Fragments of the damaged documents including the UK Army Registers of Soldiers Effects from both Ancestry.co.uk and Findmypast

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Forester's Cottages

Foresters Cottages

Foresters Cottages

This row of ten cottages was built on Main Street, Caldecott in 1877. Emily Maria (Liquorish) Chambers lived here her son Herbert after the death of her husband, Thomas. The 1939 Directory has their residence listed as No. 16. This equates to the present day No 21 Main Street

Two present day views from Google Earth

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Brickfield Cottages

Brickfield Cottages

Views of Brickfield Cottages, Rockingham Road, Cottingham (present day)

John Neville Chamberlain was a self made business man. He tried his hand at many things. He opened a general store and draper's shop on Church Street. He became a copyholder of the village and was appointed to the Guardianship of the Poor Law Union of Cottingham. He bought a brickyard and kiln for making bricks on Rockingham Road a mile or so outside of Cottingham. Chamberlain built this row of six cottages on the edge of the site. The cottages date from 1863.

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William Craxford's application to become a Freeman of the City of London

Free1

The application

Free2

The loyal declaration

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A Craxford Headstone in Devon
St Brannocks


In
Affectionate Memory Of
Of
EVELYN HELENA
CRAXFORD,
Nee COOTE
Who died 21st July 1966
Aged 87 years
The beloved wife of LIONEL GEORGE
CRAXFORD
Who died 28th April 1956
Aged 75 years

Main image:
Top Left: St Brannock's Church, Brauton, Devon (1)
Top Right: The headstone (2)
Bottom: View of the churchyard (3)

References:

1. Photograph Braunton (Devon, UK) St Brannock's Church Dietmar Rabich Wikimedia Commons and licenced for reuse under this Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence
2. The headstone of Evelyn and Lionel Craxford: © The Gravestone Photographic Resource and reproduced with permission.
3. Photograph Braunton (Devon, UK) St Brannock's Church Dietmar Rabich Wikimedia Commons and licenced for reuse under this Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.

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The Singapore Memorial and cemetery, Kranji, Singapore (1)

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Roll of Honour Britain at War (2)

hell

TOP: Left General view of the Singapore War Cemetery, Kranji: Right Detail of the Memorial. William George Craxford is commemorated on Column 63
BOTTOM:Detail from Roll of Honour Page [C] Craxford, William George

REFERENCES

1. Private William George Craxford Commonwealth War Graves
2. Roll of Honour Britain at War Hellship Rolls Rakuyo Maru Maintained by Ron Taylor In Memory of FEPOW Family Loved Ones

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A foursome of Churches for William and Mary Ann Craxford's offspring

St Botolph

St Botolph Aldgate (1)

St Mary

St Mary's, Lambeth (2)

John the E

St John the Evangelist (3)

Garlick

St James Garlickhithe (4)


REFERENCES:

1. Lithograph: St Botolph without Aldgate Church The Second Website of Bob Speel
2. Lithograph: St Mary's Church, Lambeth Vauxhall History
3. Photograph: St John the Evangelist Church, Lambeth The Voice of Hassocks. Wikimedia Commons: Reproduced as the image is in the public domain
4. Lithograph: Church of St James Garlickhithe A London Inheritance

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Hillcrest Hospital

Hillcrest

TOP: Left External view of main entrance. Right One of the wards
BOTTOM: LeftWork in the laundry. The canteen

The Leicester Union Workshouse was built in 1838 in Sparkenhoe Street, near the London Road Railway Station and ultimately expanded to accommodate over 700 inmates. With the arrival of the National Health Service it's name was changed to Hillcrest Hospital catering for mainly the elderly.

Reference: Archive photos showcase Workhouse-turned-hospital which served Leicester for nearly 140 years. Leicestershire Live

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Added: October 20th 2015
Updated October 30th 2021

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