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Skidmores in WW1 Exhibition at Weston Museum
published by Graham Payne on Fri, 02/11/2018 - 9:05

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Ian Edwards
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 11:42

As promised in the April update, we are now able to give details of Ian Edward's funeral which will take place at 10.30am on Friday 27th April at Ebdon Road Crematorium.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to Jennie and family.

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George Knox
published by Pat Hase on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 23:10

It is with sadness that we have learned of the death of George Knox, aged 92, Life Member of this Society.   With his wife, Millie, George contributed greatly to the Society.  They were in charge of our Stand at numerous Family History Fairs and were well known to other societies. Millie, who died  in 2015, was our Secretary and George edited the Journal as well as overseeing the transcription of the 1891 census when it was released and he produced our first publications of transcriptions in booklet format.  We miss them both and our sympathy goes to their family.

His Funeral service will be at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium on Monday February 26th at 11.00am. Family flowers only by request but donations in memory of George to Diabetes UK may be sent c/o L Bennett & Son Funeral Directors 9 Queens Rd Clevedon BS21 7TH. Tel 01275 875882.

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JAKEWAY Family Tree
published by Pat Hase on Sun, 24/09/2017 - 15:58

Congratulations Julie on a fantastic piece of work on your family history!  Thank you for sharing it with other members.  It can be seen under JAKEWAY Members' Surname Interests.  

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75 years ago - Bombing of Weston and District
published by Pat Hase on Wed, 28/06/2017 - 13:10

Radio Bristol published this interview yesterday and you may find it interesting.  Also this article appeared in Buckets & Spades and if you search our site with "WW2" (using the search box at the top of the home page) you will find other items including the memorial in the Cemetery to the Civilians who are buried there.

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A request from Holland
published by Brian Airey on Mon, 12/06/2017 - 19:18

I have had the following email from Anton de Man in Holland.  Can anyone help please?

"On September 18th 1944 an RAF plane was shot down at Strijen-Sas in The Netherlands.  The pilot died.  His name was Flying Officer Robert Hawksley HANNEY aged 19yrs.  His grave is in the cemetery in Strijen.  His parents were Charles Percival HANNEY & Dora Grace HANNEY who lived in Weston super Mare.

We are making a digital monument with tiles and on the tiles a QR code.  Under the QR code you can add the life story of F/O Hanney, but we would like to know his story before he entered the RAF.  We would like to find relatives or family of F/O HANNEY so we can make it a true life story."

If you have any information please contact Anton at antondeman@hccnet.nl

Brian Airey

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