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  1. Their family graves have Vernazza on too.
  2. Hi Veronica, The cemetery records are online and accessed from the links, just put your family surname in and if you do not specify years it will tell you everyone buried in the cemetery with that surname. Sometimes you will find different surnames in the same grave and it gives you a clue as to daughters marriages, grandchildren etc.Also if you are related the cemetery office will tell you the address people were buried from. The polling books in the library take quite a lot of ploughing through especially as people moved around a bit and the addresses are listed in polling wards I think, its a while since I looked as was trying to trace my gt gt grandafther who disappeared about 1896 and as women could not vote it was difficult proving I had the right person going from a single name.
  3. Veronica, have a look at the cemetery records, they give clues as to who married whom, I got back a few generations like that. One of my sets of grandparents was married at Holy Cross also, it was a jesuit parish in those days. http://crem.oltps.sthelens.gov.uk/
  4. I remember them building it.
  5. Gone with the wind? added 3 minutes later What road is the block of flats on? Nice view to look out over.
  6. I started training as an apprentice electrician in 1973 and as well as working on cookers washers etc we were taught how to re calibrate the thermostat on an iron, replace an element in a kettle or toaster toaster, we didn't even have a toaster ourselves then, only posh people had them. When your mother was talking about, gas and electric cookers were mostly just rented. With regard to the dipping I remember in the 80's working at a power station and folks brought their frying pans in to dip them in the acid bath.
  7. Sorry I have only just logged on and seen this sad but expected news. I never met Chris either but he was a great help to me with researching family history and getting my gt gt uncles added to SHROH, I also supplied a few photos of other casualties whose memory cards were amongst my gt grandmother's possessions. Rest in Peace Chris
  8. Has the hall been sold yet? http://bulkloader.prd.pl.artirix.com.s3.amazonaws.com/7cd428d1-1ef1-4115-99ad-a0d151800c8b_Details.pdf I found this link to the agent selling and the plan has a perimeter marked in red like the usual land registry ones which makes it look like the land outside the gates is publicly owned so I would assume the statue is now the same.
  9. Cant remember the exact figures but there are lots of 132kV lines on poles, the big clue is the number of sheds(ridges) on the insulators, 11kv are only a few, lines are lower and poles a lot thinner https://www.google.co.uk/#q=132kv+trident+line&* http://www.scottishpower.com/news/pages/sp_energy_networks_switches_on_new_22m_legacy_to_oswestry_power_upgrade.aspx
  10. Looks like a 132kV Trident line to me, I think United Utilities built one from there back to Kirkby Supergrid.
  11. Cowley Vale was an area not a road and it was the area at the bottom of Cowley Hill. in those days Dentons Green was what we now consider to be the top of the Green only. A fingerpost was just a road sign at a junction so you will see this annotation at many major road junctions.
  12. Other information in the record of Ann Kinder from England, Cheshire Parish Registers Name Ann Kinder Event Type Burial Event Date 27 Mar 1788 Event Place , Mottram-in-Longdendale, Cheshire, England Gender Female Spouse's Name Daniel Kinder Ann died and Daniel remarried? Faith Hutloff was a widow.
  13. Another Christmas connection, Annie's parents Joseph Dennett married Mary E Taylor Christmas Day 1885 at Sacred Heart St Helens, she died in 1896 aged 30 and is buried with the Taylor family in Sec 14 grave 535. that is why the children Annie Polly(Mary) and Albert are with grandparents Taylor in 1901 plus another widowed daughter and her children. I suspect Thomas Albert was called after his father and Annie's brother Annie's sister Mary Josephine married Ernest F Mather on 3rd April 1913 also at Sacred Heart and Annie Dennett must have lived with them after her husband left as is there in 1939 and she is buried with them in Sec 49 grave 387 The Thomas Albert Ratcliffe with mothers maiden name Dennett on GRO Prescot was registered in the march quarter so could have been born Christmas Day 1915
  14. Have you seen John Duffy aged 18 Boarder at 163 Newton Rd in 1901 census, also Patrick Duffy aged 32 both born Ireland.
  15. Perhaps he was born in Ireland ? I think the extra initial E might have been where Mrs Duffy was giving the details, I had a gt gt gt grandmother who changed her name from Judith to Julia between censuses! I take ages and names of parents on certificates with a pinch of salt as some of my relatives quite blatantly lied with the information given to registrars