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    The line from Whitchurch to Oswestry and thence...

    The line from Whitchurch to Oswestry and thence to the Welsh coast was the Cambrian Railways main line.
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    C:\Users\Stanley\Documents\All-Oxon The image has...

    C:\Users\Stanley\Documents\All-Oxon The image has not appeared - I must be doing something wrong?
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    I have scanned the image but cannot work out how...

    I have scanned the image but cannot work out how to send it. I have just sent private e-mail, suggesting that you contact me on my own e-mail, so that I can send the image.
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    A lamp boy would have been a "starting job" for a...

    A lamp boy would have been a "starting job" for a young employee, and it would probably have involved "lamping" duties - that is to say cleaning and trimming the oil lamps wihich were needed to...
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    Hello Colin, I can send it, but I will first...

    Hello Colin,

    I can send it, but I will first have to scan it, which may take some time. In the meantime, have you tried looking at Google Earth - you should be able to navigate every street and...
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    I'm a little bit confused about the origins of...

    I'm a little bit confused about the origins of the estates, which were funded largely by the company, which provided 90 per cent of the capital on 50-year mortgages at a favourable rate of interest....
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    According to an article about the Great Western...

    According to an article about the Great Western (London) Housing Association which appeared in the BR Western Region London Division News in Autumn 1961 (issue No.8) the association was registered...
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    I think you mean nationalised in 1948, not...

    I think you mean nationalised in 1948, not privatised; this would have made very little difference to the Acton estate.

    Just a thought, but the GWR half-yearly reports were puiblished more or less...
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    The Great Western Railway Magazine should contain...

    The Great Western Railway Magazine should contain details about all of the railway-owned estates. You might also try joining one of the GWR discussion forums, such as the "GWR elist" (I think that is...
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    He has a regimental title on his shoulder-strap,...

    He has a regimental title on his shoulder-strap, and I cannot see enough of the cap badge to identify it. He may by a member of the Territorial Force or, if the photograph was taken in World War One,...
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    I cannot see any signs of rank on his uniform,...

    I cannot see any signs of rank on his uniform, which suggests that he is a private, probably from around the time of the Great War. Is he British - or could he perhaps be a Canadian?
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    I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but in...

    I don't think anyone has mentioned it yet, but in order to obtain a good coverage of Cornwall, you will need 1:50 000 series Ordnance Survey maps Nos.203, 204, 200, 201 and 190 (plus 202 if you also...
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    I've just found the alleged mistake, which, if it...

    I've just found the alleged mistake, which, if it is true, is serious. It appears that RAIL 226/226, which is recorded as "a Great Central Railway staff register", is in fact a Great Eastern salaried...
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    Railway Records on Ancestry

    I read somewhere that there is a fairly significant problem with some of the records on Ancestry, in that one of the Pre-Grouping companies involved has been wrongly identified. However, I cannot...
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    Could it be a "Class B" railway goods porter....

    Could it be a "Class B" railway goods porter. Living at East Ham he probably worked on the Great Eastern or London Tilbury & Southend lines, but I don't know how those companies classified their...
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    A platelayer was a track worker who maintained...

    A platelayer was a track worker who maintained the permanent way.
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    "Motor Man", as a matter of interest, woud imply...

    "Motor Man", as a matter of interest, woud imply that the individual concerned was an electric train driver.
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    Bear in mind that the LMS was not created until...

    Bear in mind that the LMS was not created until the Grouping that took placein the early 1920s - your ancestor would probably have started work on the Midland, or some other constituent of the LMS,...
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    The LB&SCR Engineering Department would probably...

    The LB&SCR Engineering Department would probably have been responsible for track maintenance (this was certainly the case on the GWR). Those employed as track workers would have required both...
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    They probably did fill the island(s) with British...

    They probably did fill the island(s) with British soldiers, which could have been much better employed elsewhere. That is presumably why, in World War Two, the British army withdrew from the Channel...
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    I think the Alderney Invalids were part of the...

    I think the Alderney Invalids were part of the Royal Artillery, which used so-called "invalid" companies to man coastal forts such as Pendennis Castle. Invalids does not mean old or infirm (although...
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    But ibidem would surely be used when one or more...

    But ibidem would surely be used when one or more citations follow the initial reference? - Otherwise the author should be given plus op.cit or loc.cit for books or articles as the case may be (?)
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    Website citations

    I am not entirely sure if this is the correct place to ask this question, but as abbreviations are involved there may be some relevance. Briefly, when citing websites as footnote sources, such as:
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    Cromwell's Army, by C.H.Firth (first published...

    Cromwell's Army, by C.H.Firth (first published 1902, but reprinted many, many times) is still a good read. It covers topics such as arms, medical care, religion in the army, politics in the army,...
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    There is a detailed history of the 43rd Light...

    There is a detailed history of the 43rd Light Infantry, while the former Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry Museum (now part of the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, c/o The Old Tannery,...
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