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Who are we looking for in Leicester (Part Three)

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Paula Report 1 Mar 2005 20:34

Mike> I don't know if there were any Ringroses on the film, i think the idea of the hertitage group is to get people together so they can document exactly who it is on the films for future reference. yes the factory was Portland shoes, i remember now, the man from the film archives said the factory is now the Portland building of De Montfort Uni Paula


Paula Report 1 Mar 2005 20:37

Sue and anyone else interested in Countesthorpe it is probably worth getting in touch with the new heritage group as i think they are getting together a lot of photos and other stuff. They have a display of photos at Greenfield School in May. Not sure how far back they will be going, suppose it will depend on what people have Paula


Wendy Report 1 Mar 2005 21:51

Hi Paula Is it Countesthorpe Cottage Homes you are talking about or just Countesthorpe in general Wendy


sarahjw03 Report 1 Mar 2005 22:02

Thanks Mike I will chase that one up. I bet your heart nearly stopped when you spotted that stray Hincks on Rutland Street!! Sarah :-))

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 Mar 2005 22:44

Sarah....... Shusssssh's the halfway point to Syston and it was the wheelbarrow outside that gave it away....:0)) That's why I put it in cap's..... Hope you jotted it down ? Wendy...... Can I help you with Countesthorpe Cottage Homes.. (Children's Homes ?) My Father was there 1915 ish and have a book on them.... Paula..... Yep.... my Daughter and her Husband work for DMU..... And I used to deliver Portland's Milk back in the 70's when I was on the Co-op Milk..... MIKE.


sarahjw03 Report 1 Mar 2005 23:05

Oh I see! Jotted (in code!) and understood! But sshhh, its out of area, must have been some mission!!! ;-)) Sarah

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 1 Mar 2005 23:17

Sarah...... Three dots three dashes and four dots..... Save* * * Our_ _ _ Hincks * * * *......Says Ratty Sheila .... I see that the Inn Keeper of the ' Tramway Tavern ' No. 7 Bedford Street in 1890 was a William Nickels..... MIKE.


Beverly Report 1 Mar 2005 23:48

Sarah Richard Hincks on Rutland Street Wasnt one of mine i know your trying to get rid of them lol,He was from Humberstone and a Hay and corn dealer. If he was the other one with 154 acres of land i would have claimed him. Beverly


Linda Report 2 Mar 2005 02:29

Hi Mike, Thank you for your reply. I am not sure of the year of his baptism but here is his name William Henry Timson, he was born in Whitwick in 1885/86. The last address i have of the family in Whitwick is School Lane. I hope that makes sense. Linda


Wendy Report 2 Mar 2005 09:56

Hi Mike 1915 was a bit too early,Iwas looking for someone who used to be an Aunty there around 1950s.Bev and I thought she was a reletive of ours but found out this morning she was only a family friend.Oh well another dead end. Thanks anyway Mike Wendy


Sheila Report 2 Mar 2005 18:37

More stream of consciousness I guess. Mike Thanks again for the reference to the old maps. Might save a lot of queries as Denmark Street isn't in the A-Z! Landlord of Tramway Inn in 1901 census was Henry Bodycot brother of my 2 x g'grandmother Ann - Bodycot, then Goadby, then Smith, then Riley! My Mum worked at the Co-op Dairy in the office before the war. That was one of the stroies she told. My Uncle John worked at Portland Shoes for something like 40 years - he hated it - every single day of it. Have found my lost boys at last on the 1891 census at 2 Denmark Street which was obviously a house that stayed in the Bodycot family. Still can't find them on the 1881 and am cursing Ann for having one child in 1871 - after the census - and another in 1882! Thou shalt not...makes it v confusing for those who come after. Cheers Sheila


sarahjw03 Report 2 Mar 2005 20:03

Bev/Mike If he was one of my Hincks, he would have been dealing in more than just hay and corn!! LOL!! Sarah :-)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Mar 2005 20:07

Sheila....... Denmark Street is on the Alan Godfrey Old maps you will need:- Leicester (NE) 1813. On the A~Z... Page 9. G 2 / H 3. If you can see Montreal Road You will see a Church then Taylor Street. If you stand on the corner of Montreal Rd & Chester Close That is roughly where Denmark Street was. MIKE. Sarah...... ' DON'T LET THE CAT OF OF THE BAG !!!! '...LOL :0))) He has to ern his CORN some how ....


Paula Report 2 Mar 2005 20:38

wendy> Its on Countesthorpe in general so would include the cottage homes i think again depending on what people have. Mike> What info is in your book. My g grandfather was one of the first children to move into the cottage homes when they opened. He was in the Leicester workhouse and the kids all got shipped out to Countesthorpe. His name is Thomas Aldred he was born in 1876 Paula

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 2 Mar 2005 20:58

Paula ... It's a booklet covering the ninety years of it's use it lists some of the staff and has pictures of them and the Cottages...... MIKE.


Beverly Report 4 Mar 2005 20:48


Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 4 Mar 2005 23:23

Beverly....... Is that with Fruit and Nut ? :0))) Cheers M'Duck.... MIKE.


Beverly Report 5 Mar 2005 09:39

Hi Mike yes im a bit partial to fruit and nut, i had to take a look there for a moment i thought id put fudge lol The threads seem to be going that quick now with so many people being on boards Bev

Willsy once more

Willsy once more Report 5 Mar 2005 11:57

Hi all Was just looking to join Leicester history society and saw the Leicestershire parishes cd. Is it worth getting? Elaine

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC)

Mike. The Leicester Lad.(GC) Report 5 Mar 2005 16:55

Elaine..... Are you thinking of going to the A.G.M. then next Sunday 13th. ? Is that CD NO. 31. ' The Leicestershire Project ' ? If so it's a good resource But a bit difficult to work the search programme until you get use to it ...... MIKE....Exits stage left waving poster ' Unfair to helpers '....:0(