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Recent content by M.R.Field

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    Hello from the Fens

    Hi Ray, I've resent a PM to you with details of my e-mail address. Still intrigued how you got any postal address for me! The postman should know the names as there are only four houses in the lane and the other three all have the same names living in them! I'll let you know when the letter...
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    Hello from the Fens

    Thanks Dave, I thought that might be the case, so I hope Ray sees my responses. Not sure how he can have an address to send me a letter, but we'll see what happens. Cheers, Martin
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    Hello from the Fens

    Ray, I have re-read your post and realise I failed to answer some questions. I have PM'd you (I think) but am not convinced it "went", so here goes. Sam Field had three sons, Raymond James, my Dad, Samuel Donald )known as Uncle Don) and Eric William (known as Eric by most, but Bill by Dad and...
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    Hello from the Fens

    Hi Ray, the moderator did very kindly send me a mail about your fascinating reply. I hadn't continued with my queries because I was a little embarrassed about the amount of patient help I was receiving. I am indeed from the Sam (not Samuel) side of the family. Grandad was just plain Sam Field...
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    Just pre-War??

    Hi Dochines, once again thanks for the search although it was an Auntie Ethel, not Emily that used to visit us, but it's all information. As Ethel never married she would have kept her father's name, so I assume he was another brother of Grandad's. Many thanks for all your help so far and good...
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    Just pre-War??

    Hi Dochines, Thanks for all your help. You've filled in some details that I didn't have. I also had similar help from davelambert271 and gortonboy, to whom also many thanks. I think it might all get very complicated if we went off at a tangent from the various siblings and that would be too...
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    Just pre-War??

    Hi, Dochines, It would have been around 196/61 that I was given the half crowns when we visited the family in London. I remember thinking how generous they were even then! I had to clean our car for that at home and that was a major job, being a chrome laden Austin Westminster! Maybe I will...
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    Just pre-War??

    The St. Peters Cornwall Road is now Cephas Street and part of a very redeveloped area between Cambridge Heath Road and Globe Road. It's shown on an early map as a short road with a works on one side and no obvious evidence of houses. I really am starting to give up. The Palmerston Road side of...
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    Just pre-War??

    Well, I've found Cornwall Road as was in presumably St.John parish, but it's the one which has been renamed Redruth Road, somewhat unimaginatively, but that's councils for you! I can't see this being the one as it is a very short road without that much around it. However, Grandad did...
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    Just pre-War??

    Dochines, that adds to my knowledge as I didn't have an 1891 census or address for the Fields. They certainly seem to have moved around a bit. So thanks for that. I also didn't have a date or address for Grandad's marriage to Lily and I wasn't sure where all the boys were born and registered...
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    Just pre-War??

    Dochines and Julie, Thanks for your help. I have found some street indexes. But I thought it would be better to check an index from, say, 1930. I have done and found several Cornwall Roads. Cornwall Road, West, St.Peter, Mile End old Town Cornwall Road, St, John, Bethnal Green and Cornwall...
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    Just pre-War??

    OK, two things. 1) how does anyone look into pre-War period, back to the 1911 census? 2) How do I find out where a road was before it was obviously "slumcleared"or renamed? I have two Cornwall Roads changed to Cornwall Avenue and Redruth Road in the East End. To be honest, neither of them seem...
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    Finding East End streets

    Hi Dochines, I've spent far too much of today looking and have found nearly all of them now, but it takes some doing. I found the St. Peters St. you mention as separate from the first one I found and I think yours is the more likely. I finally found Milton Road, but for some reason, whilst all...
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    Finding East End streets

    Josie, I know the feeling. Trying to keep all these street names linked to the family names is giving me a headache! Now I've found an index of street names, but no maps to go with them. All I know is that an early address in the East End with ...Court in it, suggests the really bad hovels that...
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    Finding East End streets

    Josie, that is a bit early. But thanks for the suggestion. Martin (not Gareth!)
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