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  1. Another one to try is the internet forum WW2 Talk. http://ww2talk.com/index.php If it is not a common name, it's sometimes possible to find what happened to him or even trace descendants.
  2. Just checked...if you order the pdf it's still £7.00.
  3. John Brailsford at Parkgate can do all sizes up to AO.
  4. Robert...if you turn up any WW1 medals please let me know, I try and return them families where ever possible.
  5. Jim Lafferty of Sheffield Central CLP wrote this open letter....I get what he was driving at now. "This letter focuses on the central role and decision making of SCC. There are separate issues about policing which we will be taking up with the Police and Crime Commissioner. PUBLIC RELATIONS Night-time actions by contractors and council officials, supported by a police deployment, are the sort of thing one might expect in countries which do not enjoy the democratic freedoms we believe are a fundamental part of our own society. At best, such actions are a public relations disaster for SCC and the Labour Party in our constituency; at worst they are sinister. In all events they are unacceptable"
  6. New FOI backs up many of your arguments Cyclone. https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/politics/council/newly-released-email-reveals-sheffield-council-had-financial-interest-felling-5400-street-trees-1338831?amp
  7. I think it's probably a real bun fight....in the 1840's to 60's a Mrs Sunderland billed herself as the Yorkshire Nightingale... in the 1870's Labelle Maude did the same....also in the 1870's a young lady named Fanny was the Yorkshire Nightingale in Miss Robina Anderson's Quartet, in the 1880's Mrs EJ Walker had the same title, by the 1890's Mr Herbert Willison did ....as did Miss Jenny Walker ( Mrs EJ's daughter?). In the early 20th c both Miss Walker and Mr Enos Bacon are using the title. In the 1920's it is Edna Lyall, by the late 20's Eveline Witty....in the 1930's Eveline Hutchby also Miss Olga Wakefield and Marguerite Clark...in the 1940's Ivy Drake. So a few to go at ....can't find a Nellie Jeffrey though.
  8. I moved to Mexborough in the 80's and Pete's shop was an institution...although my biking days were virtually over by then so I never met him myself. I have a mate who was a regular...keep an eye on the forum and I'll try and post something if I can get in touch with him. The shop was a hair salon last time I noticed.
  9. Another snippet that has come up is that Robert was involved in a fatal accident at the Blackburn Sidings in 1926 when a porter accidentally fell between the carriages.
  10. Hi Steph....a good start would be to find his medals if they are still in the family...they will tell you his army number and regiment...which makes things easier. If not do you have any photographs of him in uniform? Edit... Having now had a quick look, the info supplied above by Lobster and Hillsbro looks accurate....Lancashire Fusiliers...wounded and then into the Royal Engineers....although it looks to me to be Royal Engineers to Lancashire Fusiliers and back to Royal Engineers. I would strongly recommend that you pay for a month on Ancestry ( although you can get it free in some libraries) £13.99...(but immediately cancel it or they will automatically enrol you at the months end.) You are very fortunate...it is one of the most complete service records I have seen for a WW1 soldier...but it can be hard to decypher without help. There is another relative of yours on there showing family trees which can tell you so much about your roots....although you need to double check everything. Download all the information that is on there....there is quite a bit but it's difficult to read and then go to ' The Great War Forum ' and join (free)....read the sticky about researching a soldier using 'the Long Long Trail ' and then post asking for help from the experts on there....if you've made an effort and shown willing, the help you will receive can be priceless...and all by volunteers. They will send you links and snippets but won't post full service records from paysites due to the copyright issue...but the info will be second to none...particularly their knowledge on units and troop movements. Edit 2 As I see it so far he joins in Nov 1915, is married in December at Brinsworth to Ethel May Hampson. They have a daughter Edna , but sadly wife Ethel dies during WW1. Goes to France and is hit by a machine gun bullet in the elbow and is sent back to the UK to recuperate. He got to Murmansk in Russia on the 27th of November 1918, and at that time his address is given as 51 New Road, Blackburn, Sheffield. He remarried after WW1.
  11. Hi Lukas There seems to be two Stefanski's who came to Sheffield around the same time. One was Piotr, the other was called Tadeusz....is Tadeusz also related to you?
  12. Hi Lukas...if Piotr had children I might be able to help....could I ask if Krystyna's family name was Matuszewska? Would Piotr's daughter ( if he had any) be called Stefanska or Stefanski?
  13. Hi El Cid I'm a fairly experienced genealogist ....Just to add a few thoughts. I notice a few people have been disappointed by the DNA aspect of it...tbf Ancestry's ad gives the impression that you take the test and all is revealed...which is not the case, you have to build your tree on there to get the benefit...in which case it can be a real asset and Thrulines and access to other trees with hints can be a real bonus, but don't trust them at face value a large percentage of the tree's on there are wrong...sometimes shockingly. Take them as possibles and check via your own research. As to the cost, the best thing to do is sign up for a month and immediately cancel the subscription or they will automatically re-bill you at the end...you can do a lot of work in a month for your £13.99. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, Findmypast in some ways is better than Ancestry for UK subscribers...again sign for a month...around a tenner, and cancel to avoid automatic renewal. I would recommend drawing the tree out on paper (large) before you start adding the tree online, get the relationships in your mind before putting them online as they can be tricky to change. Use Freebmd, a great resource that often finds births,marriages, and deaths that even the paysites miss...great for finding births after 1911 as it's easy to put in both parents surnames and it will instantly find all their children...like all genealogy it's easier if you have uncommon surnames or christian names to work with...if it's George Smith and Mary Jones it could be difficult. Despite the criticism by some I can tell you it can be invaluable...I found by normal genealogical means my Gran's sister's Grandson (3rd cousin) in Australia, he has had all the DNA tests available and encouraged me to do the same...the tests results arrived and proved it beyond doubt....also came a list of 3rd cousins, one I knew of but three I didn't...an email later and we're in touch exchanging photo's and knowledge. 4th cousins and beyond can be difficult unless the surname has gone down the line but it's their in most cases if you put the work in....one of the great things for me was that my maternal Gran's side were Irish and came here in the mid 1840's...there are very few online records before that, but the DNA put me in touch with strands of the family who had emigrated to the USA...they often take genealogy more seriously and had visited Ireland and read the parish records which took my search back 150 years further than I could manage. My advice to anyone on a budget would be to use Freebmd and any BMD certificates you have in the family to make a start, then have a month alternately on Ancestry and Findmypast...you can do a massive amount of work in two months for less than £25. I've done a number of trees for friends and sometimes it can be easy, one I took back to 1800 in about four hours work...aspects of my Dad's side I'm still struggling with several years later. Newbies might also not know that Birth & Death certs can be ordered online from the GRO for £7, Marriage Certs to follow soon. ( don't order through the genealogy site, they put a premium on) They can be invaluable, giving you family addresses between census dates, and occupations. One big tip...when searching for names from the 19th century, remember most people were illiterate and records relied on the vicar's interpretation of a spelling...e.g. one from my tree, Jewsbury, Jewsbery, Joesbury, Jessbury and others including Gooseberry, so try other spellings. Warning though....it can become quite addictive and you might end up like me with annual subscriptions and not being able to put it down!!
  14. Sorry just picked this up....it would be a great thing to recreate something, but to be honest it would be impossible. Paul's are still going, they're one of the biggest maltsters around but you would need to know which variety of barley was used (probably Maris Otter...a UK standard since the 1950's) and which type of other malts, Crystal etc.. all which have different moisture and roasting levels. Rickards are still hop farmers producing Fuggles and East Kent Goldings ( which Ward's most probably did use) ...but the single biggest factor is yeast and the strain is probably unobtainable since the closure....add onto that that even the largest breweries find it impossible to retain the flavour of ales when moving production from one site to another...even with identical ingredients and the in depth process knowledge. H
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