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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by harry on 21 November, 2018, 12:18:46 PM »
Hi Ken I forgot to mention that visits to the dentist was always preceded by the dreaded blue clinic card handed out at school.
Regards Harry.I
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Tracing your family history / Re: 2011 census
« Last post by MickG on 20 November, 2018, 10:14:29 PM »
One of the big differences with the 1911 census is that it was the first time the census was completed by the householder rather than the enumerator. I think prior to that when census taking started in 1941, not everyone was literate. There are pros and cons however with the census being completed by either the householder or the enumerator. The enumerator wrote down things as they sounded and this led to lots of surnames being misspelled. With the house holder, often a persons first name was put down as what they used to call them. Jim instead of James would be an example of that.

The 1921 is likely to be the last census we will see for many a year. I am not certain but I think the 1931 may have been destroyed during the war, the same way many WW1 military records were. About 25% of those military records survived but many of the images have burned edges. There was no census in 1941 due to the war, but there is the 1939 war registration records now available which are very useful. These records show name, address, age and occupation. The only problem is the images have a number of black lines across the page saying 'This record is officially closed'. These lines tend to block out some name so a little guesswork is required.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by harry on 20 November, 2018, 08:51:56 PM »
Hi All I forgot to mention the bomb that fell on Rosetta School actually destroyed the classroom that I was in and on turning up for school the next day surprise  surprise no classroom!!! REgards Harry.I.
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Tracing your family history / Re: 1911 census
« Last post by nollanhej on 20 November, 2018, 06:02:54 PM »
Interesting thing about the 1911 census version that as released early. My mum's parents and family were all registered in Rich Street, Limehouse at that time. I accepted that as correct because I had seen that address in an Old Bailey Court Case dated 1899. The spelling of their surname had a slight error in as much that a letter had an FR instead of an FL because of script writing. All the family members were there that I knew of. I wrote at the time to whoever it was who published it [a while ago now] to correct the surname spelling. Low and behold, when the official 1911 Census was published, there surname was corrected with exactly the same family members, but, the address was a mile or so away in Mile End, not in Limehouse! I don't pay too much heed to census returns now only some info.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by ed styles on 20 November, 2018, 05:21:49 PM »
Ken still on the Dentist theme , I used to go to the Council clinic at Vicarage rd in Barking mid 50s and the Dentist was a frightening Scottish man who when he lent over you to work on yer teeth always smelt of ,I dont know what really weird, some time later after he was replaced I found out he had been struck off for being drunk, it was Whisky I could smell , I think me Dad was a Brown Ale man .

All the best Ed
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by KenM on 20 November, 2018, 02:16:36 PM »
Hi Harry, your experience at the dental clinic made me smile. Where did they get them nurses from, they were not a bit feminine & built like brick outhouses.
We all went in fear of being sent to the school clinic, even missing lessons was little reward.
Ken.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Rosetta Road School
« Last post by harry on 19 November, 2018, 01:17:43 PM »
I don,t  know the date of Rosetta Road School but the buildings on view was where the school clinic was situated where I had some fillings done on my teeth foot operated drill!! no anaesthetic ,still feel the pain,one nurse holding your head in a vice like grip while the other operated the foot treadle  and drill .       
Incedently the classrom I was in was bombed by a Jerry bomber on its way back from a bombing raid on London , it must have had a few bombs left and i suppose seeing the school as a rather large target dropped two bombs ,one on the tennis courts and one on the school.
Our schoolteacher at that time was Mr Fred Munns.Regards Harry.I
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by KenM on 18 November, 2018, 04:33:39 PM »
Another fine example of a nice building, soon to make way for a slab of concrete called social housing or flats.
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by KenM on 18 November, 2018, 04:30:01 PM »
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Newham memories and nostalgia / Re: Newham Public House History
« Last post by KenM on 18 November, 2018, 03:51:16 PM »
Hi MickG, keep up with the photos they bring some much needed fresh air into the forum.
Oh dear what a lifeless building the 2003 White Horse is, compared to the others, which are full of character & of some architectural merit.
So many of our modern day buildings are so lacking in good features & eye appeal, I wonder why.
Ken.
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