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by Sue
29 Feb 2020, 08:19
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

That was, we bussed, we shopped, we drank coffee, we bussed home, we ate, we sat, we watched TV, we ate again and drank wine!
by Sue
29 Feb 2020, 07:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
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Views: 428364

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Nothing planned today. Probably writing and wrapping a couple of birthday presents Yesterday we caught the bus to Bacup to go and buy some mini quiches and apple tarts from our friend on the market for our usual Friday tea. Raining at home it was a real blizzard in Bacup and treacherous underfoot. I...
by Sue
29 Feb 2020, 07:08
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

I do love the origin of street names
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 19:45
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4647
Views: 205042

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Your last paragraph Trips makes me think of my sick friends who have obviously had something more than a cold, more lie severe flu and have been very ill.
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 17:51
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

Tripps wrote:
28 Feb 2020, 17:41
I'm watching Hobson's Choice for the umpteenth time. This time though- I know that Will Mossop was a cordwainer. :smile:
:good:

Wendy, sometimes there was an r after the b. It makes sense now
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 17:20
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

Yes you are perfectly right about the e in Height. I knew someone would know the answer on this site. :good:
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 17:19
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

I did wonder and webster makes sense it was 80 % of the entries in Heptonstall. Thanks, that is what I have written in my chapter.
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 15:57
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

Does that fit in with w&b, as in second register. I haven’t found it on the newer registers with proper forms
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 15:47
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

cordwainer...what is that? Look here - cordwainer Explains the difference between shoemaker and cobbler which I think we discussed a couple of days ago on another thread. Strangely enough the name immediately triggers thoughts of 'Beyond our Ken' and Kenneth Williams. Can't see any evidence for tha...
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 15:45
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

What is a webster. Later register shows definitely
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w&b
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 15:10
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

Could it be this


WOOLEN BILLY PIECER Worked in the woollen mills to piece together the broken yarns

Would there be so many of them? Surely there weren’t that many worsted mills in Heptonstall area in the mid 1700s for that many?
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 15:05
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Re: Heptonstall parish registers

Oh and I have a couple of occupations listed as REPUTED FATHERS😳
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 15:01
Forum: Research Topics
Topic: Heptonstall parish registers
Replies: 17
Views: 91

Heptonstall parish registers

I am trying to find out the most common employment of the people of Heptonstall in the 1700s. Its a wool industry area, so I have had obvious things like wool comber, wool farmer. But what do you think web is. It may be w &b . So far I have actually found no weavers, which I think would be home weav...
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 08:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

My head is fine thanks Stanley. I slept well last night and can wash my hair with care this morning, that will get rid of the stuff they used to clean the wound etc. As snow is forecast and because I don’t like making felt (wool fibres make me itch like fury) I am not going to craft. I shall do a li...
by Sue
28 Feb 2020, 07:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4647
Views: 205042

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

As for Covid-19, I wonder how many people realise that we exist daily immersed in a soup of trillion of bacteria and organisms, some of which are very dangerous but our wonderful immune systems and other bodily defences protect us. How many people will die of sepsis today? The Sepsis Trust says tha...
by Sue
27 Feb 2020, 07:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I carefully typed a message yesterday but its not here, I Must have forgotten to submit. Thanks all for your comments about the shirt, i was very pleased with it. It was certainly a steep learning curve. Yesterday morning I had my annual blood test for sugar levels, plus a minor op on my head by the...
by Sue
25 Feb 2020, 20:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

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Why thank you all, i won’t mention it to the good looking man though, wouldn’t want him to get too big headed :laugh5:
by Sue
25 Feb 2020, 10:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Its finished!
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Sorry about Bob on his side :laugh5:
by Sue
24 Feb 2020, 15:48
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hairdresser this morning. No french this afternoon as our room has been booked by someone else. Art this evening. I shall probably do the buttonholes and sew the buttons on the shirt this afternoon, otherwise I shall be writing my next chapter...which is half written on JR Widdup's siblings. I am o...
by Sue
24 Feb 2020, 07:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Hairdresser this morning. No french this afternoon as our room has been booked by someone else. Art this evening. I shall probably do the buttonholes and sew the buttons on the shirt this afternoon, otherwise I shall be writing my next chapter...which is half written on JR Widdup's siblings. I am on...
by Sue
23 Feb 2020, 15:22
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Phew! Not perfect but...
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by Sue
23 Feb 2020, 08:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

I perfected the technique yesterday on the collar of Bobs shirt. Perhaps I will tackle the real thing today, first of all its bedding change day.
by Sue
22 Feb 2020, 07:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

No plans to day. I may go into Rochdale but if I do I will be wearing the statuary wet weather walking gear. All those coats I have made hang patiently in the cupboard waiting for a dry day! I finished my chapter on Widdop moor last night, next task is to finish the chapter on John Widdups siblings....
by Sue
20 Feb 2020, 07:02
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

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Claire a d Erin are coming over this morning as it is half term. This afternoon I shall go to the U3A general meeting as there is a talk I want to hear on Mary Queen of Scots. Yoga this evening. I finished my chapter on my grandfather yesterday and started one about Widdup moor. A bit of scene setti...
by Sue
19 Feb 2020, 22:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 10461
Views: 428364

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Tizer wrote:
19 Feb 2020, 11:02
In most cases the books aren't rare, it's just the sellers trying it on. They know there are plenty of gullible people out there who don't look more carefully to see the real prices - or have so much money they don't care about the price. :smile:
yes I have noticed that

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