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    I forget
    By I forget,
    Julie re: HAMILTON family. Yes we are researching the same family I have just checked my 1881 census entry for John and Catherine HAMILTON and it looks to be the same one you sent me details of. 'My' Benjamin was living with his in-laws at this point. Which is why it didn't immediately ring a bell.   I have more details on John and Catherine, though not their marriage as yet.   Once I have moved I will post here and try to e-mail you again.   To be going on with the HAMILTONS in 1871:   RG10/3864 page 8 address: 141 Westfield Street Eccleston St Helens   John, head, 37, Printers Compositor, born Manchester Catherine, wife, 34, born Warrington Children: William, 16, John, 15, Joseph, 13, Benjamin, 11, Peter, 9, Richard, 7, Catherine, 5, James, 3, Charles, 1, and Catherine CALDWELL, 74, mother-in-law   I have a possible ref for 1861 with them living in Lyon Street (which is where Benjamin was born) which you can find on the index in the documents and tables database section under 1861 St helens census. I have not followed this up as yet.   In addition there is a HAMILTON relation who has more information going back to at least the 1790's who I have yet to get in touch with. So watch this space...   If there is anyone else who is researching this name and any of the above rings a bell, do pm me or post here and let me know.   Cindy

    Nobby Thompson

    By eejayess,
    Anyone remember Nobby Thompson's chippy on Ellamsbridge Rd. If my memory serves me right the chips were always cold, I thought Rigby's on Peckers Hill Rd were better.

    Open days at Burtonwood

    By Alan,
    Anyone remember those days?   It was like visiting the USA during those austerity-ridden post-war years. I had my first ever hotdog and coca cola. I can also remember the smell of the roasted tobacco in Pall Mall cigarettes and the sight of the jeeps and big left-hand drive cars.

    Porters Ry, Blackbrook

    By val,
    Does anyone know where Porter Ry was in Blackbrook? It is an address on the 1891 census and is next to Cunliffe Ry.


    By bernadette,
    How can I find which sensus district an adress is in?

    cowley hill collery

    By holdings,
    Can anyone give me any information on charles speakman who was the owner of cowley hill collery in 1924. I would like to know the names of his parents. thanks

    Conjuror on radio

    By Alan,
    It's about the only more unlikely thing I can imagine than a ventriloquist on radio,   My kids don't believe me when I tell em that there used to be a ventriloquist and his dummy on radio. Anyone remember Peter Brough and Archie Andrews?

    Finns Tobacconist

    By Alan,
    I think I've got the name right. It was on that long corner of Westfield Steet and Church Street. They had summat to do with Saints I think.   They sold every exotic cigarette you could imagine including Baltic Sobrano. They also had a huge range of loose pipe and cigarette tobacco.   I can smell the rich aroma of that shop as I type this

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