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Recent content by JeffAlvey

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    Richard III - service of reinterment

    Just in case you haven't seen it: Over the next five days in a five-day extravaganza, Britain will watch enthralled as Richard III is laid to rest :D Here is a link giving details: (I hope it works!!!)...
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    An OOOH - AAAH Moment!

    Some people can park horses better than cars: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152390537413254 Enjoy !
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    Keep Fit While Researching

    Being primarily a sedentary hobby, researchers should make the effort to maintain their well being. So I have taken the liberty of providing a simple, but effective, short course of exercise which I recommend members use. [In moderation of course]
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    Elizabeth Alvey

    I have a copy of H.O. 107/21344for Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire. Number 77 lists the family of Joseph Alvey. Elizabeth is listed as a daughter aged 9 BUT i can't make out what it says in the occupation column. Any suggestions ? Thanks, Jeff
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    ALVEY cousins ?

    Hi Guys/Gals, I'm looking in 1891 for the parents/families of: Samuel ALVEY b.reg Dec 1/4 Hackney LDN and Ethel Jane ALVEY b.reg Sec 1/4 1886 Maylebone MDX I believe the families at least knew each other if not directly related. Samuel may have been known as Samuel Herman or Samuel Harman...
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    Tower of London - History with Brit humour

    For your Christmas enjoyment [perhaps -according to your nationality] I submit the following video. It is in four parts - Part one should load with the link below. The remaining parts you can link to after each episode. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeiW_bWZ2Is It does contain some good...
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    Name Location UK 1881 & 1998

    This site shows a U.K. map with the counties having the name entered in the year 1881 or 1998. http://gbnames.publicprofiler.org/Surnames.aspx
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    London 17th Century - if you have three minutes to spare

    Dunno if I've done this right :(...
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    There I was ... broken hearted ... paid a penny

    The British Penny EU Directive No. 456179 In order to meet the conditions for joining the Single European currency, all citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland must be made aware that the phrase 'Spending a Penny' is not to be used after 31st December 2013 ...
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    A memory soon to be lost

    I suppose this is more for the "little boys" who can remember such mighty beasts. For those that can, enjoy. http://www.flixxy.com/steam-locomotive-parade.htm#.UYA-FUqSmlI
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    Bathtime - I'm getting old

    During a visit to my doctor, I asked him, "How do you determine whether or not an older person should be put in an old age home?" "Well," he said, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a teaspoon, a teacup and a bucket to the person to empty the bathtub." "Oh, I understand," I said. "A normal...
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    Peter Alvey - Transportation ?

    I have a record of a Peter ALVEY who was in Jail 1790 - 1792 along with a Barrow Jackson I have also found several letters from the mayor etc. pleading for their release. The question - was he (Peter) released or transported ?
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    Secret Stuff II

    See "Secret Stuff" in the Military section WWII
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    Secret Stuff

    From time to time I do a random search on my surname. Today via a marriage link I came up with this: http://www.soe-french.co.uk/ I do recommend following the links on this site. See bottom of page. (my link found a woman who parachuted into france as a radio operator during WWII - she survived...
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    WWII Bombing London and beyond

    This is quite an extensive plotting of the bombs dropped throughout the blitz. (It doesn't cover those after June 1941) It is zoomable and covers quite a wide area. (e.g. Staines in the west) http://bombsight.org/#12/51.4825/-0.1063 Looking in some areas it is a wonder that anyone survived...