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Recent content by ianto73

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    Capsicum causing misery

    The moral of the story is don't buy capsicum before you go away unless you eat them! :rolleyes: There again, I would be expected to offer such a garbage comment, wouldn't I? Sorry Gibbo, just got back from London - it's 'train-lag'!!!:2fun::2fun:
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    Thought I had it but brain went into reverse, must be the end of the week?:2fun::2fun::2fun:
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    Signs for Businesses

    In a restaurant window:- "Don't stand there and be hungry, come in and get fed up"!:biggrin: In an Optometrist's Office:- "If you don't see what you are looking for, you've come to the right place"!:biggrin: At a Tyre Store:- "Invite us to your next blowout"!:biggrin: On a Plumber's truck:- "We...
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    WWI - Welsh Events

    As a general point. although location is not yet known, there is to be a National Commemoration Service at either Edinburgh or Cardiff on 4 August this year. I do not know what this event entails, as yet. Brian.
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    Hi I'm a Newbee!

    Based on the very thick brick walls in my family, I agree with Dave. Welcome to this site, because I can assure you that my experience of the support here is second to none. The downside is that I can't get them all in one room to buy them a beer.:rolleyes:
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    Brutal Executions for witches

    I've been a 'wally' for most of my life, and I think you are all jealous because I thrive on it?:2fun::2fun:
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    Wales to South Africa

    Somewhere I have a letter from her to my late parents, (in a box) so I shall dig that out. Again, very speculative, am not sure she stayed there at the end of her working life because this aged brain remembers a comment about USA. Don't know if she married, but when I find that letter, I may...
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    Wales to South Africa

    Sorry Dave, being part of my 'Davies brickwall', I had very little to go on - have assumed born in Neath area as that was where her father moved to and her other brother and sister remained through life, I visited them very many years ago. My late father was born in 1912, his mother was the...
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    Wales to South Africa

    Lillian Davies was one of my late father's cousins and I know that she ended up in South Africa. From memory her and two of her sisters were nurses, probably during WWII. Is there any way of finding out if she emigrated under her maiden name, probably after 1945 and no later than 1955 by my...
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    Electoral registers england

    What an interesting question. Sadly I can't offer any information as our history lessons stopped just before the commencement of WWI. :rolleyes: However, surely that all has a connection with the 'Suffragettes' and the election of the first woman MP, which could be around 1918 or so? Brian
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    WWI - Welsh Events

    This may not be of interest to many on here, but I felt that information should be shared. I have received quite a lengthy document concerning what our Welsh Regiments in conjunction with other organisations, are planning across Wales and some parts of Europe to mark WWI. Needless to say, there...
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    funniest joke

    An American tourist was travelling through the centre of Wales amid the wonderful scenery and discovered he may have made a wrong turning. Outside a village pub, an obvious older gentleman was sitting drinking his beer, so the American decided to ask him where he was, he rolled down his window...
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    May I say welcome to you all, this site has without doubt some of the most friendly and informative friends within the 'family history research' system ever created - and yes I'm biased! Enjoy and as has been said, look for the sections of the website that is most appropriate to your own research.
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    Help with movie please

    Not that we needed it, but another example of the strength of support this site gives to us all. Iechydd Brian
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    Fewer and Fewer

    The title is totally accurate. None of us, even at my age can imagine the effects on the families. Whilst I remember the total silence from 1945- onwards, the world of yesteryear is alien to the modern world of technology and the demand for instant information. My simple philosophy is this:-...