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Ghost of Kennington Oxfordshire

According to local legend a ghost of a highway man is said to roam the road from Bagley Woods to Kennington. I looked in old newspaper articles and found there was an instance of a highway man robbing somebody passing by. Although now in Oxfordshire Kennington used to be in Berkshire, so the information is in Berkshire newspapers. There are several random headstones in the woods.

I was wondering if anybody has heard this ...
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St Mawgan in Pydar Cornwall

Hi - many of my ancestors were born, married and died in the village of St Mawgan in Cornwall from the early 1600s until around 1830. I am now writing up some of our family history and wondering where I can find information about the type of work they may have done. (I have looked on the internet but there is little written about St Mawgan). I believe this area was known for tin and ...
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A Local History timeline of Bootle in Liverpool.

Hi Guys

I have a keen interest in local history, and love to explore the timelines and events of the places locally to me, and where I work.

Bootle in Liverpool has a rich history going back from being first mentioned in The Domesday book, through World Wars to the present day.

I wrote the piece below which gives an outline and some images, to accompany.

I hope you enjoy it.

Bootle by the Sea, ...
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I have a question.

Hello everyone, i'm new here and i was hoping somebody might be able to answer a question i've been trying to find out about.

Wiles Street in Gorton.

I know the houses were demolished but what became of the street itself?
Was it renamed?
Or has it completely gone?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Please can anybody tell me which would have been the closest cement works to this village in the 1950s
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Can anyone tell me why a Bilston was the registration distri

need help please

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7 Fitzjohns Avenue, Hampstead, in 1942

I would be grateful to hear from readers with local knowledge of Fitzjohns Avenue, Hampstead during WW2 regarding the following:

Emma Carter (nee Lloyd) born 7 June 1862(3?), lived her entire life south of the river Thames as did all of her children. Her death certificate states that she died in Tooting Bec Hospital in June 1942 at the age of 79 years. Enteredon the death certificate under the column Occupation is ‘7 Fitzjohns Ave, ...
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Newbie from South Carolina

Hello, my name is Chris and I am an Amateur Genealogist. I have been researching my Mother's family roots since 1996. I look forward to seeing the historical information from my area and others on here.

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Tillhouse Farm, Rockbeare/Cranbrook in Devon

My mum has not long moved into Cranbrook, a brand new eco friendly town on the outskirts of exeter.
There are some listed farm buildings near her so I did a bit of exploring and found these in the farmhouse.
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First World War in Sevenoaks, Kent


I am researching the history of the town of Sevenoaks during the First World War. I have already published a book on the 226 men listed on the war memorial and am now researching the stories of those who survived as well as nurses, factory workers - anyone who made a contribution during the war.

I'd love to hear from anyone who might have a family link and a story to share. More information ...
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