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Let this be a lesson to us all.....

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MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 16 Jul 2008 16:32

Sue, new thread on here now!!


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 16 Jul 2008 16:24


Sue, new thread on here now!!

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Jul 2008 03:55

I could add to those tho Susan, as I had some rubbish work people in my house, hence my heating problems etc.


Susan719813 Report 16 Jul 2008 00:26

Maybe a good title for a thread Maggie.....About really old houses and their owners...... Can't think of a good heading at the mo......will leave it to you.......It is really interesting researching ones house owners....well.... mine anyway......Maybe I will tell what I have discovered....who knows :-)))))

PS.....have had newer houses with interesting stories maybe it will appeal to all house owners/letters/dwellers/renters



Lol Liz

Just read your post...must have posted at the same time......You and me both......I have horrific Building stories too Lol


Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Jul 2008 00:26

My house was built in 1890. I know the names of two people who lived there most recently, ie. just before me moving in, Sept 1987.
When I first lived there, I looked after a woman's little girl after school. It turned out this woman's uncle had lived there once, in the 1950's, bet it was him who put the hardboard over all the pine doors and fitted the bodged up cupboards lol
Can't find anything out by googling tho.


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 16 Jul 2008 00:02

What a great story Sue.

The person who lives in my dads old house thinks that it was built in around 1869, so also an old house. My dad remembers it being bombed in the second world war. He remembers waking up and seeing stars through the hole in the roof!!

I do have the deeds for my house, but unfortunately it was built in the 1960s!


Susan719813 Report 15 Jul 2008 23:51

I don't know if this is anyhing to do with this thread but it did put me in mind of the following.......

I had my curtilage renewed by a local block paving company and while they put in new paving bricks they/we discovered a well...... and I also decided to do the Family History of the person in charge......It transpired that his Great...maybe GGreat Grandfather had lodged at the house and had died by drowning in the well when coming home inebriated one summer evening in abt 1890. He was abt 85 and had lived a full life......but after getting over the coincidence the company/owner was tickled pink that he was part of the discovery.

I own a very old house and the history of it and the people who lived here is facinating...well worth the effort of looking into



MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 15 Jul 2008 23:11



MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 15 Jul 2008 22:32

Strange thing is, the man who lives there now used to live in the same town as me and his parents still live here. But we live 23 miles away from dad's old house!!


Taff Report 15 Jul 2008 22:14

very good advice Maggie, cos who knows what to-morrow will bring.
Glad you recieved some lovely photos though!


CATHKIN Report 15 Jul 2008 22:13

I went into our local research library to find out who lived in our house, 1901 -he was a Wholesale Wine and Spirit Merchant and my hubby used to work in the whisky trade--spooky

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 15 Jul 2008 22:10

Hello Maggie hun,

Good advice and a big hug from me,

Caz xxx


MaggyfromWestYorkshire Report 15 Jul 2008 22:01

....... a few months ago I typed the name of my dad's old house into google. It brought up the name of the man who lives there, and looks like he runs a business from there. I decided last week to email him and tonight he's sent me some lovely photos. Just wish that I'd contacted him while my dad was still here.

Let that be a warning to us all, don't think about it, do it!!