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Recent content by Fiesta

  1. Fiesta

    Looking for Maria

    Hey Teran! Nice to hear from you. I have quite a bit of information about the family going back to about 1790. Plus a fair amount regarding Walter. It was Lily Shakespeare and her husband Percy Towell who emigrated to Christchurch, NZ, they had a son, Raymond. Speak again soon. Thanks for...
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    Railway employees who died in World War One

    Thanks Lee for your reply and the links. I did a quick search and it looks like Mill Street was the western part of Manchester Road, so yes pretty close to Haydon Street, but again it doesn't look like part of the Village. I found out that Walter was a Lance Corporal, then Acting Corporal ...
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    Railway employees who died in World War One

    Hi Lee Thanks for the info. Yes that was the photo (from the GWR Magazine on flickr) that I mentioned in my intro post. I couldn't believe it when I found it because I had been researching Walter a while and was starting to hit lots of brick walls, and pretty much despairing of finding...
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    Railway employees who died in World War One

    I apologise if this has already been posted (couldn't find it in a search). A couple of sites that I have recently found useful in searching for GWR (Great Western Railway) employees who died in WW1. The info has been useful to cross reference ... as the previous source I had, which was a roll...
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    Looking for Maria

    Thanks Lee, I'll have a look through some of Gwenythgreen's posts and see if I can join any dots.
  6. Fiesta

    Looking for Maria

    Drwe: Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but I have some info on Harry F Shakespeare and Maria Green, if you are still interested. According to my researches they were married on 6th August 1888 at St Paul's, West Smethwick. The anecdotal info I have from my family is that they ran away to get...
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    Just saying hi, glad to be here

    Thanks: Dave, Dave, Steve and Lee for the welcome. Lee: I might just take you up on your offer, thanks again.
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    Just saying hi, glad to be here

    Hi everyone I found this site during a search for one of my ancestors where a member was asking for information. I realised I had some additional info that the OP may not be aware of and which hopefully might be of interest. I have been thinking about joining a genealogy forum for a while and...
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