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Delilahcat
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Post by Delilahcat » Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:27 pm

I am doing my family tree and my great grandfather's occupation is boilersmith. As far as I know he worked for the railways and then the Jarrow Tram Company. Anyone know what a boilersmith is/was?

baldy.smith

Post by baldy.smith » Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:59 pm

A boilersmith was what is now known as a boiler maker. A smith is someone who works with metal of course; and we all know what a boiler is (no sarky remarks please) so he was a metal worker on boilers i.e boilermaker.
Now my brain is hurting after that. (So it's just a tiny pain) :wink:

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Delilahcat
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Post by Delilahcat » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:27 pm

Thanks Baldy. Hope the head has stopped hurting.

baldy.smith

Post by baldy.smith » Thu Mar 30, 2006 7:43 pm

Looks like Globalmyths has infected some one else :roll:

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jimmywizz

Post by jimmywizz » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:22 am

i worked as a postie but got the sack

baldy.smith

Post by baldy.smith » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:52 am

I was going to say that the two jokes (?) above should not be posted on the old codgers board; before I realised that they do fit into the category of historical interest! :lol:

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jimmywizz

Post by jimmywizz » Fri Mar 31, 2006 10:55 am

yep you are right baldy i do try to keep away from jokes on here as it could spoil the board but i just could not resist it :lol:

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