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by Sue
17 Jul 2019, 18:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Garden tidy enough for visitors, the paddling pool is filled and covered and tomorrow we disappear east for a few days to the region near Dijon. Weather great, rain due tomorrow, hope it happens.
by Sue
16 Jul 2019, 06:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 403341

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All ok here, not much plant growth due to very little rain since our last visit. Opened the door of the house when we arrived to find 100s of dead ants in the corners of downstairs rooms. It looks like a swarm of flying ants had got in through a crack by the door. Otherwise no issues. We did a bit o...
by Sue
14 Jul 2019, 06:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Sue wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 21:30
Great day with the family. Brunch in the morning then on down to the ferry.
Brunch is this morning, ferry tonight.
by Sue
14 Jul 2019, 06:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Silverstone is just off our route we are hoping to be away before traffic builds up when they leave. By the end of brunch they should all be in Silverstone. We met a coach trip going to the race at one service area yesterday. Apparently the price was coach, overnight stay and entrance at a very reas...
by Sue
14 Jul 2019, 06:39
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

Very interesting especially the name Wilkinson. My contact is descended from Thomas son of the James mentioned. He was initially married to Jane Wilkinson in 1857 but she did not go to America with him in 1858. I am trying to find out what happened to her. Thomas divorced her in 1861 and then remar...
by Sue
13 Jul 2019, 21:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Great day with the family. Brunch in the morning then on down to the ferry.
by Sue
13 Jul 2019, 21:29
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 488
Views: 35703

Re: Gardening

mine is doing really well, the best it has ever been
by Sue
13 Jul 2019, 18:09
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

I opened the image of the register, it clearly says Jane Widdup. It all checks out, found the census images. Henry remarried before 1861 and died in the 1870s
by Sue
13 Jul 2019, 17:21
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

There is a Jane Widdup born about 1836 and married, living alone as head of household in Colne in the 1861 census. Birthplace given as Broach Flat which is Foulridge. Jane Wilkinson aged 5 in the 1841 census living at Great Broach Foulridge. Higher Broach in the 1851 census She marries again at St ...
by Sue
13 Jul 2019, 08:38
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

Very interesting especially the name Wilkinson. My contact is descended from Thomas son of the James mentioned. He was initially married to Jane Wilkinson in 1857 but she did not go to America with him in 1858. I am trying to find out what happened to her. Thomas divorced her in 1861 and then remarr...
by Sue
13 Jul 2019, 05:40
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

Still there Sue but called Sand Hall on current OS maps. I was thrown by the name Moss House on that map, as the Moss House Farm I know is the other side of Foulridge. That Moss House now seems to be called Holly Bush Farm! Some lovely walking in that area. https://www.onthemarket.com/details/84900...
by Sue
12 Jul 2019, 15:20
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: Sandhole farm

I found this map circa 1888
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by Sue
12 Jul 2019, 15:06
Forum: Miscellaneous History Topics
Topic: Sandhole farm
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Sandhole farm

In the mid to late 1800s James Widdup and family lived at Sandhole at a farm of 12 acres. Does anybody know where this is and if the farm still exists. This is the ancestral home of my Widdup visitor in September
by Sue
12 Jul 2019, 14:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Feel for you Ian, I can’t even imagine what it is like, but the fond memories and the story of his birth must help the pain
by Sue
12 Jul 2019, 06:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 403341

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I was outvoted by one of our writers who is actually an amateur actor at Todmorden theatrical group. She was appointed director and a writer for her experience! I am happy to do my bit, we are a team, but there are limits. With the tapestry I ended up doing so much because one person was ill and I o...
by Sue
11 Jul 2019, 16:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 403341

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Panto going ahead😳. I have opted to be the audience participation prompt and an ideas person but non writer for one scene. I think the time scale is ridiculous we only have 8 more meetings before the day, and we need to write, rehearse, and liaise with the choir for songs. I suggested we do it as a ...
by Sue
11 Jul 2019, 07:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Poor Jack and you Stanley at that time of day/ night. Wendy I have heard from My visitor. She is coming to the area as part of a longer visit from, I think, August 30 th to Sept 4 th. I need to recheck the email she sent as it is a little confusing. I have suggested we take her out and about seeing ...
by Sue
10 Jul 2019, 16:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Thanks Wendy, just waiting for a date. It is the mother I have been chatting to.
by Sue
10 Jul 2019, 15:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Just got in from art, phew my fabric has arrived, I can finish my cutting out and pack my sewing
by Sue
10 Jul 2019, 15:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 403341

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That as well Gloria
by Sue
10 Jul 2019, 07:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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I have had another email today from a distant genealogical find. A Widdup this time wishing to visit the homeland and wanting places to visit. I have suggested St Mary the Ghyll, The Anchor Inn, the local History library at Colne. I have offered to meet up but it depends when the visit is. This fami...
by Sue
10 Jul 2019, 07:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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I've cleaned the bottom floor of my home, including mopping the kitchen and wiping the cupboard fronts ( the cupboard fronts get regular wipe overs because Febby makes such a drippy mess when he washes up. It's never his fault of cause. I have been banned from serving food in several bowls because ...
by Sue
09 Jul 2019, 14:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Some Rooley Moor history. https://lancsarchaeology.wordpress.com/2014/04/15/how-old-is-rooley-moor-road/ After a busy day yesterday I now find myself with time on my hands. Three loads of washing done, dried, ironed and put away. Packing more or less finished, or at least sorted with a list made of ...
by Sue
09 Jul 2019, 14:00
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Wendyf wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 17:52
Tripps wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 17:46
Sue's pictures reminded me of some I'd seen years ago in the Oldham newspaper (I think).
Roman Road

Nice to see concern for a member who is absent for a day. I've been known to sulk for a week, and no one even noticed. :laugh5:
Me too! :laugh5:

Blackstone Edge, yes, not far away
by Sue
09 Jul 2019, 06:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 9171
Views: 403341

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Nothing from Sue today which is unusual, I hope everything is OK. I am fine, thanks for the concern. Its nice to know that absence is noted and yes you never know if there is an issue. I was up early and out for a pedicure in the morning. I came home for an early but relaxed lunch, but was potterin...

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