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  1. Hello All, One set of my great-grandparents were living at 12 Sherwood Lane Nottingham at the time of the 1891 census. The Civil Parish is St Mary, the Municipal Ward is St Ann and Ecclesiastical Parish or district is St Stephen. Sherwood Lane Nottingham does not exist on any modern maps, (according to the Google & Bing map searches) and I haven't been able to find it on the old maps between 1888 & 1940. Can someone enlighten me as to where Sherwood Lane was located. Thanks in Advance George
  2. Any idea when the number 32 route to Strelley started? I lived on Denewood Crescent opposite Fircroft avenue in the 60's so I had the choice of the 16, 16A and 32 for my commute to and from town.
  3. My Dad was a games attendant at KGV in the mid to late 60's, everybody called him Jock on account of the Scotts accent he never lost.
  4. The first job I had when I left the Army in 1971 was with the team commissioning the ventilation system at the Horizon factory, it was a long way down from the equipment floor to the packaging floor, those machines were very big.
  5. Probably, I knew it began with Whit and I couldn't find the article again, (my browser is set to wipe the history when I close)
  6. I have a number of lateral Smitham lines, so as he is not a direct forebear I will have to forego the cost and wait for someone to hopefully make a link.
  7. They do have researchers @ £27:00 and hour, (ouch!)
  8. Thanks, I accessed the newspaper archives through Find My Past, however so far the only article I found was regarding concerns from Strelley residents over their children being moved to the John Player schools in Bilborough, and a proposal to build another school at Whitman(?). I think a trip to the city archives to look at the electoral lists would be the best option, that will also give me the opportunity to tidy up my parents plot one last time.
  9. Thanks I suppose I will have to plan a trip to Nottingham to spend a day at the archives library, I will have to see if I can find one of those £19 a night Travelodge deals to avoid a long drive each way on the same day.
  10. I think most of my forbears are from the parish of St Mary, the places they were living at the times of the various census were: Commerce street, Trumpet street, Cherry place, Lennox street, Meynell street, Coldham street, Stanhope street, Victory Yard off Barker gate and offshoots in Freeth street, Grainger street(where my mother was born) and in Southwell.
  11. Can you give me a url for the archive please. Thanks George
  12. I was under the impression that electoral registers are not publicly available after 1931, a search on Ancestry turned up the 1939 register, and a search on find my past turned up the 1931 voters list. Does anyone know for which years between 1931 & 1939 the voters lists are available and where they can be found? Thanks George
  13. David D & Cliff Ton, Sorry for the tardy reply. Thanks for your responses, I eventually found a map (OS 25 Inch 1892-1914) on the NLS site which showed Snow Hill, along with all the other places my forbears lived in Nottingham between 1850 and 1930, all within a 2 mile radius of Snow Hill. I now have another question: When was the first occupancy of the houses adjacent to the John Player Schools on Beechdale road, Bilborough? I was born at number 54 (on the corner of the junction with HIghwood avenue), my grandparents were listed
  14. Hello, Samuel Nicholas Smitham born 23 March 1910 married in 1928 to Hilda Offiler born 14 May 1907 who subsequently married John M. Marriot in 1952 after she and Samuel were divorced. They were living at 18 Claypole road in the 1939 register. Samuel is my grandmother's youngest brother, and I have some information regarding the 9 children Hilda & Samuel had before they divorced. I would like to know if Anthony P. Smitham born 1960 is related to Samuel (I can't upload anything due to the file size limit.) Regards
  15. Hi, I found this site when searching for an address in Nottingham. I have a scanned copy of a 1912 marriage certificate for George William Smitham & Jane Byron, the problem I'm having is I am unable to find the address the happy couple gave at the time, the marriage took place at St Pauls Church Nottingham and the address given is 7 Snow Hill for both parties. Can any kind soul shed some light on the address. Thanks & Regards George J. Smith