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Paula Report 18 Mar 2006 08:37

I'm season ticket holder at city so will have to go about 12.30 so i get my usual parking spot. Is it worth going just for the morning?

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 18 Mar 2006 09:38

Hi Mike and Paula Have had a problem with my membership so according to my Dec 2005 FHS book the AHM and fair was 12th March and the other FH day I put details down for Paula is 26th March, have I got it all wrong? Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Mar 2006 14:55

Elaine...... No.... it was all CHANGED from March 12th. ( Notice In the supliments next to the renewal forms ) But after the details had been printed in the Dec Journal No. 122. But they did put in a amendment to read it was now 26th. March... ( Page. 36. ) So you did give out the right date. Paula ....... Well you will have up to 12.30. and the stalls will have not sold out of the goodies at that time..... Are City playing at home that day then = Mothering Sunday ? = 26th March MIKE.


Paula Report 18 Mar 2006 15:07

Oh its on the Sunday.... getting confused with my dates. Will be able to go all day and take my mum as her mothers day treat!! Paula

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 18 Mar 2006 17:45

Hi Mike I tried renewing my membership online and I thought it had gone through till I checked my statement and they have never replied since I queried payment and subsequent e-mails since so don't have Jan 2006 booklet. Do you think they will let me in now I am a non member? Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 18 Mar 2006 18:16

Greeting's Again Elaine ..... Oh YES...They will let you in you don't have to show your membership card for admission ...... Also you might be able to sort your hic up re Membership fees out there .... I know in the past I have paid my yearly membership fees at this meeting .... Re Booklet ? .......Dur ... You only get four per year so the next one is not due out till March .... 2006. and if your early there will be some of these available on the day MIKE. xx Paula...... Good win for the Blue boy's today ..YES....


Paula Report 19 Mar 2006 10:58

Mike> I'm not a member can i join on the day or should i join before via the website to be on the safe side. Is it at Parklands as i think i read on the website that it was at Beauchamp college?

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 19 Mar 2006 11:29

PAULA Just sent a message about my membership and asked if I could join at the FH Fair and unfortunately it has been cancelled due to lack of support. Real shame, I was really looking forward to it. Elaine


Donna Report 19 Mar 2006 11:58

Hi All Glad to see you have sorted your pc out Mike, hated it when mine was poorly and i was without. If anyone can shed any light on this for me i would appreciate it, i have found a marriage for Henry Arthur Gamble to a Mary Ann Barnacle in 1908 June quarter Volume 7a page 503, is there any way of knowing which church it would be or would i send off for marriage cert. i know Henry lived Marjorie Street in 1901 and Mary Ann lived Palmer Street. Thanks in advance Donna

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 19 Mar 2006 21:08

Greeting;s Again Donna.... Having looked at both 1901 Census returns for Henry Arthur & Mary Ann. It's a toss up between either St. Peter's Parish Church Belgrave Or St. Margaret's Parish Church... & it's a low number 7a. 503. which points to St. Peters I would think ? ( June. July. August Qrt on the FREE BMD's ) ( April. May. June Qrt. on the GRO Index files ) I'll have a look this coming week whilst I'm at Wigston if you want ...and if I can't find it then..... ' It's hand in the pocket time '........ *** Elaine & Paula *** ..... Let me phone the Family History Society tomorrow to find out whats happening .... I didn't think you can canceled an A.G.M. due to lack of support ???? MIKE.xx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 20 Mar 2006 07:31

Hi Mike Just family history fair cancelled as far as I know, finally got through on e-mail and asked if I could renew then and the message was it had been cancelled due to lack of support Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 20 Mar 2006 15:38

*** Elaine & Paula *** I've phoned the History Society Confirmation of facts :- The A.G.M. Was LAST week and Yes the History Fair for this coming Sunday 26th. has been CANCELED.. Due to lack of support of traders. They did apologize for the confusing adverts Great shame but there you are..... MIKE.

Jo Jo

Jo Jo Report 20 Mar 2006 21:57

Mike thanks for the details regarding Kellys directory. Have managed to find Walter Burbidge in the shop at 147 Kennsington Street - Ross Walk - Marjorie Street crossover from 1924-1941 approx. Now just need to find the christenings for his 11 children! Have found 2 only 9 to go..... Once again Mike a big thank you JoJo


Beverly Report 22 Mar 2006 17:18

Hi Can anybody Help i had a message from someone asking if my Person with the surname Branston was connected with hers up to now it isnt but offered to help if i could. She's got a George Branston on 1881 Census living in Nottingham with a James Marriott and family, George Branston 29 Leicester Ellen wife 28 upstock George 3 John 6 months On 1891 Living in Ecclesfield Yorkshire This time Ellen comes from Staffordshire On 1901 Census under the name Branson still living in Ecclesfield Ellen comes from Hibstock Lie The point is we cant find him on earlier census to find out his parents cant find birth or Marriage. There is a George Branston on earlier Census birth 1856 Leicestershire but hes also on later ones so i dont think hes the one Bev

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 22 Mar 2006 19:45

Greeting's Again Beverly ...... The closest I can come up with is in Bourne Lincolnshire 1851. HO 107 / 2095 / 442 / Page. 43.:- a George Branston aged 10. born Leicester Son of George Branston. ( Brick maker to tie in occupation of bricklayer for George Jnr on latter censuses ) & Elizabeth Branston. With Three other children two born in Leicester and one in BOURNE Lincolnshire and at 51. Upper Brunswick Street Leicester in 1861. RG 9 /2286 / 74 / Pages. 17 ~ 18. No sign of George though I looked for those Parishes & the closest to Hibstock was HIBALDSTOW = 8.3 miles SE of Scunthorpe. Couldn't come up with Upstock but at 1st. thought it may have been IBSTOCK Leicestershire. ? Sorry not hit the nail on the head for your friend ...... MIKE.xx


Beverly Report 23 Mar 2006 07:34

Hi Mike Thanks for looking Bev


Donna Report 23 Mar 2006 09:47

Hi All Sorry i havent replied with a yes please for your offer Mike if you could look that would be great had hubby home all week (made redundant) so not been doing my obsession, have had some luck with my Williamsons my mother in law found a letter from a solicitor involving a great uncle who had died and they had paid for a researcher to find relatives and they had found at least 15 children of this mans uncles and aunts who had the money divided between them but the info gave dates of birth middle names and if they were female married names couldnt believe the info on it was really impressed one of them had a completely different first name and used his 2nd name instead, going to do an hours searching as hubby has gone for an interview soon Donna

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 23 Mar 2006 21:32

** NOTICE ** RECORDS OFFICE WIGSTON. WILL BE CLOSED FOR ONE DAY ONLY TUESDAY 28TH. MARCH. 2006. This is due to industrial action by Government workers Due to grievances over pay……. ***************************** ** F.A.O. Donna. ** Sorry but looked at Parish Marriage Registers for 1907. ~ 1910. Belgrave St Peter’s also St. Michael’s Plus St. Margaret’s Parish. But didn’t come across Henry & Mary Gamble. But there is still another three Churches within the District to look at next week….Sorry…. ** F.A.O. Elaine. ** BINGO….. St. George’s Parish Church. Page. 152. Entry. No. 304. Marriage following banns. Between :- JOSEPH LEWIS.30.WIDOW. Shoe Maker. No. 6. Upper Charles Street. Father. John Lewis. Shoe Maker. CHARLOTTE HINKS. 25. Spinster. No. 4 Upper Charles Street. Father. William Hinks Bag Hosiery. This Third day of February In the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy Three. Both signed by their own signatures Sorry couldn’t make out Curates name…. Witt’s :- Thomas Gumby. Elizabeth Gumby. MIKE.xx

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 24 Mar 2006 07:33

Hi Mike Thank you very much, my daughter has been on the computer due to her exams coming up and I'm desperate to have a look at this lot and forever wonder why they left Leicester for Coventry. We have put the house up for sale so I have been busy anyway so may be a bit sporadic for a while but this will fill a bit in and Joseph's second marriage eh!!! Elaine

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 25 Mar 2006 20:02

Me again Mike Could you look this one up for me on St Margarets Disk please Marriage for GERMAN, 1873, PRISCILLA HINCKS, 10 (his name is German Marvin) Elaine