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Rhondda help Rhondda help

There is a building in the 1911 census at 1 Dan-Y-Wern Terrace, Ystrad Rhondda. It contains 9 lodgers, of differing ages and professions. I'm trying to work out whether this was a just a large private rental arrangement or whether the house was something else. Thoughts much appreciated.
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Victoria Gardens, Wembley

Hi Everyone
I'm fairly new to the Forum, so I've been mostly reading in to get my bearings. A topic below dated a couple of years ago on house history caught my eye. I thought I'd look up the house where I was born. I looked in Google maps, but nothing. I thought that was odd, but it was a near lifetime ago when my parents lived there - between 1941 and 1945 - and ...
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Railway Accidents

I have just been researching a rail accident involving family members and found the following link useful:-

It contains over 4000 documents which may help provide additional information if you are also investigating a rail accident.
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Ulshaw Bridge - North Yorkshire

My friend's father is interested to see if anyone knows the history of the Sundial Base which forms part of Ulshaw Bridge in North Yorkshire.

The sundial base is inscribed "R.W. 1674", which is when I think the bridge was built.

The bridge is Grade II listed, but also seems to listed as an ancient monument?

Anyone have any further info they can give me?
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New Children's Homes website

New Children's Homes website - - information on orphanages, children's homes, reformatories, industrial schools, approved schools, workhouse children's homes, training ships etc.
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Tipton , staffs Coal Miner.

Hi, my first post, hope I get this right.
Searching for my ggg grandad Robert Brown b 1814 Tipton staffs he was a Coal miner married to Mary Fereday, would like to know about his parents or family, any help would be great , thanks

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Hii Newbie here

Hello guys, what's up?
I am Nancy and I'm new to the forum. I just wanted to say hello.. I hope I
posted this in the right section.. cheers. :D :D :D
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Stories of Our Streets & Houses

If you live anywhere near Bexleyheath, Kent and have some time to spare tomorrow (Saturday 14th December 2013), come along to St.Andrew's Church Hall, Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 5SF between 10am & 2pm. It is the launch of our book celebrating the completion of the "All Our Stories Project", a voyage of discovery into the history of our own house or street. All the authors will be on hand to explain their researches and findings. ...
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Barcombe, East Sussex during WW2

I am researching a book about Barcombe near Lewes, East Sussex during the second world war. I would be particularly interested to hear any memories of the large numbers of Canadian troops based in the area, and of any photographs of people or events in Barcombe from 1939-1945.

I aim to record the stories of the men named on the village war memorial, and also the memories of those who lived here during those turbulent ...
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Should local history remain LOCAL?

Councillors for the London Borough of Bexley are proposing to close our Local Studies and Archive Centre and transfer the collection to the neighbouring Borough of Bromley as a cost-saving exercise (the projected saving is £41,000). The council suggests that digitisation increasingly allows for research to be carried out online.

There is a groundswell of opposition to this. Bexley has an active group of volunteers to carry out cataloguing, indexing and labelling who will not ...
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