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  1. Hi All, Thanks for your postings.I still have images of my Dad riding his bike to work wrapped up against the cold,worked for Avro aviation in Nottingham.We had little money as was the case with many at that time. Things had to change for him and us after the war, Australia was the answer. It changed his whole life around,job with Qantas,able to buy a car,etc. Sadly he died aged 63, a result of smoking as many did during the war. Sydney was where I worked but now live on the Mid North Coast near Forster,a most beautiful place to be,lakes, beaches,unspoiled countryside, and great golf!!!. When
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  2. I often wonder how many Notts people emigrated to Australia? I went to Ellis Tech school and with my family emigrated to Australia in 1956. My Dad was in the RAF during the war and after hearing about Australia from Aussies in the forces decided that after the war we would emigrate. Not so simple, we were declined a few times because he at the time he was running a fish and chip shop in Nuthall Rd.and the Australin Goverment did not want fish and chip shop owners?, It wasn,t until he got a job with QANTAS that we were accepted. The drama continued when the Suez crisis began,several departure d
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  3. I worked for Renison Bell when I first arrived in Oz, in Tasmania. There was one of the other electricians who hated Poms, irony was, his Dad was a Pom!!! Anyway, he was determined to get me to bite and for the first few weeks whenever I was in the workshop same time as him, he was in my face telling me how bad Poms were, I just nodded my head and agreed with him, problem was, the more I agreed with him, the more angry he became, until he flew into a rage and spat the dummy, much to the amusement of the other leckos on the staff. One of the other younger leckos had curly hair and let
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  4. It is a long story but I have ended up managing a website for a society I belong to. A very fast and steep learning curve considering that I have never set up a website! The webmaster who set it up (then left) lived in the USA and it was hosted in the USA. This meant that the site had to be migrated from hosting in the USA to the UK with a new domain name. Did that. The hosting company were awesome! Very helpful customer service with online conversations that had a ticket number so when I went back with another question they had all the background. All went well. Then I discovered that some li
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  5. I'm told that I speak French with an English accent and that I speak English with a French accent. Listening to myself on recordings, I still detect a slight Hucknall 'twang' in both my French and English but I'm sure that one would have to be Hucknal born and bred (and of my era) to notice it.
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  6. I sometimes wonder how my accent has altered, almost five years in North Yorks, ten years down under and thirty years in the US.
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  7. I find the Yanks really like my accent. Some have told they like to come when I preach because of it. I don't think it would matter if I read Mary had a little lamb. Makes me feel accepted anyway. Mrs L was once told (jokingly) by a co worker she only married me for my accent. A lot of Nottingham has come back since I've been on here. Always refer to my dogs as Meducks.
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  8. Thank you so much to all for the info. I will take out a subscription to Ancestry.
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  9. There's a marriage for a Johnathan Eyre to Sarah Ann Fish in Nottingham in 1902. Your mothers Birth index entry shows her mothers maiden name to be Fish. In the 1911 census, Sarah Anns birthplace is given as Cromer. In 1911 they are living at 7 Hope Street and Johnathan is a Coal Miner. On the 1891 census, Johnathan is living with his parents (father is Robert) at 2 Hope Street. Robert's occupation is Collier. I'd suggest you take out a free trial with the Ancestry website, to investigate further, or the Ancestry website may be available for free at your local library
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  10. A friend who is a Geordie used to visit Australia quite a lot. They thought he was American. He also visited the USA for holidays, where they thought he was Australian!
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  11. Margie, So glad it cheered her up it was very good that's why I can remember even though it must have been around 30 years ago. A bit more than a guess but not absolutely sure about this but I think she said it was one of her or her mother's favourites. Now what did I have for my tea a couple of hours ago?
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  12. I'd do it all over again too Loppy Australia has given us a good life but as with anyone who has emigrated it is more about the attitude of the people that left the UK and most have done well in many countries and would probably done well if they had stayed in the UK too.
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  13. Out and about in central Sutherland at Forsinard, Garvault and Syre: Ben Klibreck Hills around Garvault Red Deer stag More of the blighters Dubh Lochans at Forsinard. Translates to small black pools RSPB viewing platform at Forsinard reserve. Island in a loch Travelled along this road from Kinbrace to Syre for over an hour and saw not a single other vehicle or person
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