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  1. St Helens Rolls Of Honour.

    Yes should be a greater turnout next year for sure. Although I'm torn between going down to London and staying here! By the way, next year the 11th is a Sunday!
  2. St Helens Rolls Of Honour.

    Just back from the Remembrance service in town, really cold wind( much worse up on Passchendaele ridge 100 years ago without doubt though!) but, I think, the best attended I can remember. We will remember them.
  3. Parr Mill

    My great grandparents lived at no.9 Parr Mill and I remember my grandad telling me it was on the canal by some locks. This ties in with the 1911 census putting after 271 Park Road which would have been close to the junction of Blackbrook Road/Boardmans Lane/Park Road. Hope this helps. Ste M
  4. Ancestry and FOLD3 are available free again over the weekend, it says Commonwealth records but there is often more available than just that. Don't forget the auto re subscription !!
  5. If anyone is interested or may know someone related to any of the men on the church memorial. This is from this week Star. Page 31 http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=2456ace3-0878-48d9-ae8d-1f3d3a8779e6 Ste M
  6. Hi Jeff, anything this year?
  7. trips to ypres belgium

    Bedford House is a lovely cemetery, around the ponds and an unusual shape because of them. It was one of the cemetery's we visited while getting the grave photos for SHROH, so you can say, unlike many, Charles has had at least 2 separate visits. Hope you get back soon, make sure you get good maps, do some research before you go and plan it so your not running around trying to fit to much in. Ste M
  8. trips to ypres belgium

    Hi Hiss, we are going in September (20th), by car and ferry, where did you get to? It was a big week for 55th Division 100 years to the date and our 1/5th SLR in particular. If anyone would like some pictures let me know and I'll do my best. Ste
  9. Our friend Le200 has died

    All I will say is there are few who can leave a legacy or substantial piece of work behind, that can be associated to them, he will, in all the work on SHROH and Connect that will be around for years to come. It has helped many people and will do it for many more, as well as being a lasting memorial to all the people on it, casualty or not. RIP Chris
  10. Around St.Helens

    That would be worth watching! I thought a selfie stick might work but I can't bring my self to actually get one :-)
  11. Around St.Helens

    Hopefully this works. It should be a series of pictures related to the well known photo of the St Helens Pals marching into town to church service prior to leaving for final preparations before being sent over to France in November 1915. I think the photo was taken from a window in the Ship Inn (Tavern) that was on the canal bank, on the land that was Shukers. Looking at the old maps you can follow the old Church Road from Shaw Street over the canal and down the slope opposite The Nags Head pub. I'm putting The Nags on the bus stop/corner of KFC car park? They are marching from one bus stop to the other. The old road and tram tracks are basically the new footpath. I managed to get up on the wall to try and get the height closer to the original, not high enough though, but it's as high as I could get! Any suggestions/questions fire away.
  12. Hi Steve, great write up on Whitaker. Have you tried to locate the interviews of the officers post returning after being POWs ? Ste
  13. Hi Paul, Have a look in the gallery of St Helens Roll of Honour http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/ I have found several articles related to this date and they are kept there. I have been to the battlefield several times and ( if you forget the motorway !) it is very easy to locate the positions of the various Keeps and Posts that were defended/lost. I have the medals to one of the men taken prisoner, with a picture and bits of info from Ancestry and his papers. See how you go on. Regards, Ste M
  14. Today at 11.00am if anyone can make it? Regards, Ste
  15. http://www.sthelenspals.org.uk/ And then go to the records section Ste M
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