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    Well done Steve, I am amazed. I will now look it...

    Well done Steve, I am amazed. I will now look it up, thanks ever so much.
    Peter.
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    Sledgehammer needed for my wall

    I can find no trace of my family in 1891.
    Edward Jackson (b 1850 Rastrick, Huddersfield) and wife Mary Hannah Taylor (b.1857 Lockwood Huddersfield)
    1881 living in 48a Tulketh st, North Meols,...
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    Many thanks for your responses, and some very...

    Many thanks for your responses, and some very useful information it looks too.
    I will report back if I am successful.
    Cheers - Peter
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    40 years service - no record

    My Grandfather - Edward Jackson (b. 1887) joined the the Lancashire & Yorkshire railway in 1904 or 5, and had continuous service through to 1945, when he died, by which time it had become the London,...
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    Hi Malcolm, Thank you very much for that advice,...

    Hi Malcolm,
    Thank you very much for that advice, I will now construct a letter and hope for the best. I wouldn't have considered it without your post. Very grateful. I will let you know if I have...
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    Hi Malcolm, I never thought to do that, I 'm glad...

    Hi Malcolm, I never thought to do that, I 'm glad they were able to give you a bigger picture, can I ask how you set about it, did you ask generally for more info or did you ask specific questions ?...
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    Hi Coromandel - I think your crossword brain was...

    Hi Coromandel - I think your crossword brain was right on track, they are anagrams of one another -Peter.
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    Thanks Graham, It seems that when put on leave...

    Thanks Graham, It seems that when put on leave they would be given some kind of subsistence allowance, by the way, that site I mentioned 'WW2Talk' will be very useful to anyone needing similar info,...
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    Hi all, thanks very much for your efforts - I...

    Hi all, thanks very much for your efforts - I have found the answer - SLRRA translates as 'Standard local rate ration allowance' and the other is the same meaning - Ration Allowance Standard Local,...
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    Hi Colin, best of luck to you too, I hope someone...

    Hi Colin, best of luck to you too, I hope someone can help with this thread - doesn't look too promising.
    Peter.
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    Arrrgh, I know I am going to struggle with this,...

    Arrrgh, I know I am going to struggle with this, I have received all of his details from the records office but it is really difficult to understand what it all means. I thought it would give me his...
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    Sorry, can I add one more ? this time given 9...

    Sorry, can I add one more ? this time given 9 days leave with SLRRA, please help with that one if you can.
    Thanks,
    Peter.
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    Acronym

    Hi all, reading my Dad's war service record I notice he was given 7 days leave RASLR, can anyone throw some light on what that term means ?
    Many thanks
    Peter.
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    Hi Olliecat, thanks for that info, I will check...

    Hi Olliecat, thanks for that info, I will check with my library.
    Great support here, once again, many thanks.
    Peter
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    Hi Olliecat, fantastic bit of work, I can't ask...

    Hi Olliecat, fantastic bit of work, I can't ask you to do any more. Are these newspapers available for me to browse ?
    Thanks for your superb efforts,
    Peter.
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    It's jolly good for you that your ancestor didn't...

    It's jolly good for you that your ancestor didn't play quite by the book and so made it into the papers for you to read about many years later.
    Yes Olliecat, certainly makes interesting reading,...
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    Thanks for that input Guy, The term is definitely...

    Thanks for that input Guy, The term is definitely rag dealer, and I'm not certain wether it was a beerhouse or 'proper' pub.
    Peter
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    Thanks Olliecat, keep 'em coming. How do you...

    Thanks Olliecat, keep 'em coming.
    How do you find these ?
    Many thanks,
    Peter.
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    Thanks guys, thought as much, Peter.

    Thanks guys, thought as much,
    Peter.
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    Apprentice Stonemason

    My ancestor Edward Jackson b 9th Jan 1850, rastrick, Yorkshire, was a stonemason, I know he was a 'scholar' aged 10 in the 1861 Census. Sometime after that, and before 1871 (when he was 21 and...
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    Which would pay more ?

    Do you think a woollen rag dealer would earn less than someone who ran a beer house in 1860 ?
    I have an ancestor who moved from the latter to the former after the death of her husband. Does this...
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    Hi Olliecat, nice bit of sleuthing, and yes I...

    Hi Olliecat, nice bit of sleuthing, and yes I would love to see any other snippets you may have. This is certainly giving me an insight into his life.
    I look forward to hearing some more of your...
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    Sorry Mutley, Peter

    Sorry Mutley,
    Peter
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    Whoops, I think I should have put this in the...

    Whoops, I think I should have put this in the 'Courts' section, I'll re-post.
    Peter
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    John North in York Gaol

    Hi, I came across this interesting (to me) nugget, is there any way I can get more info ?

    London Gazette 10th July 1855 No 21743
    p. 2686 Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors Saturday 7th July...
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