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  1. Look forward to seeing them when you are feeling up to the task. I don't know a lot about your circumstances but I am aware that you have been going through a bad patch. It is lovely to see you back on here. Your photos have been missed. As to the Gamble. I think you are right, it is up for sale, or at least part of it, on the NHS Properties (prop co) site that I shared. It is very sad. I have lots of happy memories of my short time there. Hope the weekend goes well for you, Robbob.
  2. Thank you Robbob, I have enjoyed looking at those photos. The last time I was in town must have been around the millennium when we were visiting relatives. Lovely to see the Gamble. Has it been given a clean? The brick looks brighter than I remember. Great photography.
  3. Fascinating Hort. Do you think someone got married? It could be a modern take on the old apple pie bed, confetti in suitcases or old boots fastened to the back of a car. Is the Gerard a wedding venue? I know it is possible to buy that blue and white tape fairly easily. How am I doing for a good conspiracy theory? 🙂
  4. I wasn't complaining about FamilySearch. I have used them in the past. Just a word of warning really. I agree with you,MH, there are many inaccuracies on people's personal trees. I have found family photos of mine on trees in the US which I know don't belong there because they have the wrong partners. I sometimes wonder if it is better to keep a tree private but then you miss out on a lot. Ancestry have introduced a tagging system which I think works quite well. It enables an indication as to whether information on a person's profile is accurate or just a guess, amongst other choices. I agree with Dave, I have found it well worth doing, that includes one or two interesting revelations. I find it can be addictive. It's like trying to complete a jigsaw, except there isn't really a finishing point. You can do as much or little as you want.
  5. Familysearch is "operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and is closely connected with the Family History Department of said church." I have often found their information to be inaccurate.
  6. I began my family tree on Genes Reunited which I found easy to use, but it has a much smaller membership, based mainly in the UK. I also have trees on MyHeritage and Ancestry. I have had most success rate with Ancestry.One big drawback is that they do not allow the import of gedcoms from other sites. Also they only allow one test per tree, but you can make as many trees as required. It can sometimes be whelming with too much information.
  7. Some good points which raise many issues, Ratty. The world has become a very complicated place to live in.I get the feeling our present government are considering selling patient records to the US. Computers and digital information are amazing technologies, but I have always thought they have a huge downside. Pretty much like everything in life. Ying and Yang.
  8. I found it very confusing at first Kizzy, but a few help links made things a bit clearer. I still have a lot to learn. I eventually plucked up the courage to try out some of the free apps . It was through gedmatch that a relative of my maternal grandmother's got in touch with me. I had heard my gran talking about his family name but knew nothing about that side of the family. We have had some great conversations and shared photos of relatives we have in common. I have found the One-to-Many DNA Comparison tool, and the One-to-One Autosomal DNA Comparison tool the most useful. This tutorial is quite useful https://whoareyoumadeof.com/blog/2019/12/27/gedmatch-tutorial-for-beginners/
  9. Gedmatch is free unless you want Teir 1 apps which are not necessary.
  10. There are a few Browns on the St.Helens Roll of Honour on this site. I couldn't find an Edward, but there is a Private Robert Brown, army number 22570. Robert died in the France and Flanders theatre of war in 1918, at the age of 22. He was the son of (John )William and Mary Ann Brown. They lived at 27 Burtonwood Road, Peasley Cross on the 1901 and 1911 census. Robert had siblings including a brother Edward born 1891. May not be any connection but might be worth checking. The family may have been related in some way.
  11. Those were the days non sibi. 😀 Reckon you win hands down. Riding in the mayor's car is definitely one up from the 39 bus! If I remember rightly buses still had clippies then . I lived on Crow Lane East, a couple of doors up from the Old Crow Inn. The return journey home on the 39 used to stop almost outside my front door, near the red phone box we used when I was a youngster.
  12. I remember those fogs non sibi. Parr Stocks was my daily route to work from Newton-le-Willows to St.Helens on the 39 bus. On occassions the bus was crawling along. One evening I had to stay with a colleague who lived in St.Helens. The fog was so bad the buses had stopped running.
  13. My hubby worked in the call room at the old one on Parr Stocks Road for a short while. He didn't last very long. It was such a busy road and the engines had difficulty entering the traffic flow in an emergency. He told the bosses that they needed traffic lights and they weren't too pleased. A short while after he had left, the powers that be installed the traffic lights and no doubt took the credit. This photo from the 70s is how I remember it. https://www.sthelenscommunityarchive.org.uk/item/2469/St_Helens_Fire_Station_-_Parr_Stocks_Road
  14. I think so non sibi. It was built around 1700 and knocked down in 1922 when the anglican cathedral replaced it. There is a bronze maltese cross that marks the area on Church Street, Liverpool, where it stood. My mum was baptised there at the end of 1917. My grandparents lived on Arnold Street near Princes Park. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Peter's_Church,_Liverpool
  15. My mum was baptised in St.Peter's in Church Street.
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