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by jeff
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: William Smiles Oliver born April 1934
Replies: 0
Views: 972

William Smiles Oliver born April 1934

My first introduction to the North East came nearly years ago at RAF Eastleigh,Nairobi, in the person of William Smiles Oliver. LAC RAF Number 4083749. He used to take me into town to the NAAFI club on a Saturday morning. He came from Ashington (I know this is not really in the Shields locality, but...
by jeff
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: Lucy Nurse
Replies: 3
Views: 6902

Re: Lucy Nurse

A few more details Anthony lived at Peel Street and Lucy at Campbell Street at the time of their marriage in 1869 The 1881 Census shows Anthony and his daughters(but no Lucy) living with his brother Thomas and his family at Alexander Street Westoe. Thomas had married Lucy's sister Agnes Isabella in ...
by jeff
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: North East Lost Friends & Relatives Board
Topic: Lucy Nurse
Replies: 3
Views: 6902

Lucy Nurse

Trying to establish details re Lucy Nurse nee Greaves (Grieves). Born Brancaster , Norfolk c1850. Married Anthony Nurse ,born Weybourne, Norfolk c1847, Married at South Shields register Office April 1869. Two daughters, Pleasance and Georgina. I can find no trace of her after about 1875 despite exha...
by jeff
Wed Jun 03, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Wembley
Replies: 2
Views: 617

Wembley

There is a bungalow in Moor Lane Harton called "Wembley". I believe its name has some link with a pre-war FA cup final . Can anyone confirm?
by jeff
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Tyne steam tug ALMA
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Re: Tyne steam tug ALMA

Thanks for all the information. The background to my query is that in Edward Bornick Smith's will dated 1887 (he died at Whitley Bay in 1900) he left a 12/26th share of the Steam Tug ALMA to his son Dixon Smith. Edward's son George was the founder of the Shields ironfounders Smith and Co and his son...
by jeff
Mon May 25, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Grammar School
Replies: 12
Views: 4210

Grammar School

In my wife's gradfather's obituary (Shields Gazette Feb 1955) there is mention of him attending The Grammar School in Romilly Street (this would probably have been in the mid 1880's). Try as I may I have not been able to locate such an establishment through any of the usual search channels. Can anyo...
by jeff
Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Tyneside Old Codgers History Room
Topic: Tyne steam tug ALMA
Replies: 14
Views: 1455

Tyne steam tug ALMA

Looking for information about Tyne steam tug Alma about 1890-1900.

Jeff

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