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Langford and Churchill
published by Grace Rubery on Sun, 01/11/2020 - 16:47

A Bible has come into my possession which manes the following:

Presented to Millicent Ball aged 90 by Edith May May, Sutlidge House, Langford 9th November 1966.

Edith May May born 1904

Albert May died 1961

If these names mean anything to anyone I would be happy to pass it on

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Moorland Road, Weston-super-Mare
published by Pat Hase on Sat, 31/10/2020 - 16:27

Member, David Tyler, is looking at the residents of Moorland Road, Weston-super-Mare over the years.  If you have any connection with Moorland Road please reply to this Query with a comment so that we can show how this road has changed over time.  It was a vibrant shopping area in the mid 20th Century and is now gradually reverting to being the residential area it was originally. 

© Copyright John Lord and licensed for reuse under creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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69 Moorland Road
published by suzannerowley on Sat, 24/10/2020 - 16:50

Hello everybody just wondering if any of you had relatives used to live at 69 Moorland Road Weston-s-Mare it is now a hairdresser shop

Hope you are all keeping well and Ok during this upheaval and that a vaccine will soon be available - Many thanks Suzanne

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Location in photo from 1920s
published by Richard Burnham on Wed, 21/10/2020 - 18:10

Can anyone please confirm whether or not this is somewhere in Weston? Picture taken around 1925.

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Dead Man's Penny WW1
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 18/10/2020 - 11:04

This photograph has been posted on our Facebook Group and I'm curious about  Walter Charles WISEMAN and his family.

"Dead Man's Penny" of Walter Charles Wiseman of Weston-super-Mare. Killed in action 25th May 1918These unique items were issued to the next of kin of each person killed in The First World War. Very, very heavy heavy bronze memorial plaque.

I have tried to find out more about Walter Charles WISEMAN 1893-1918.  He was in the 2nd Bat Essex Regiment and is not on the Grove Park Memorial.  Although born in Weston it seems that his parents travelled around quite a bit and his father had different occupations.  His father is listed as:

  • Lecturer when he married in 1889 in Swansea, 
  • Various Entertainer in 1891 in Swindon
  • Musician in 1894 in Farnham, Hampshire
  • Photographer in 1901 & 1911 in Bexley Heath, Kent

Don't think his family were in Weston for very long!

What were they doing in Weston-super-Mare?   

Do you have one commemorating a member of your family?

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Mendip Hospital - Patients from North Somerset
published by Pat Hase on Thu, 15/10/2020 - 9:50

The late Pat Jenkins did some tremendous work in identifying some of the patients at this hospital - just known locally as "Wells Asylum".  It opened in 1848 as the "County Asylum for Pauper Lunatics", using the terminology of the time. 

Pat extracted the patients on the censuses from the 1851 census and later who came from North Somerset.  Although the patients were entered using only their initials she checked them against the Case Notes.   

I am attaching a copy of her findings for 1851 - It includes a John HARSE who was actually John HASE so be aware of spelling variations on surnames.  Are you researching any of these names?

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