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|Pro-Golf||by Brian Davis (Member 10109007) on 8-Apr-2006|
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|Gliding Holidays||by Malcolm Jackson (Member 10123942) on 21-Mar-2006|
Fancy a holiday with a difference this year? Why not learn to fly gliders at Kent Gliding Club, near Challock, Kent? Visit the website at http://www.kent-gliding-club.co.uk/ for more details.
|Piano Lessons||by Mr. Wilson (Member 10164943) on 10-Oct-2005|
Opportunity for all, no matter your age or ability Qualified tutors starting piano workshop for people who have interest in instruments but are put off by the going price to learn. No matter if you would like to play the piano as a hobby or to gain certificates working up grades we are here to get you there. Contact us today as places will be limited. We do one to one tuition and group classes and
may we add that group classes are very effective as they go deep into the theory behind music.... more >>
Prices start at £7.50 Workshop will be held at: Oxford House (OH ART) Devonshire St Bethnal Green E2 To join up call asap 020 8986 3027 If no answer leave a message and call will be returned Alternatively email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
IN HOUSE BOOKINGS CONSIDERED
|Power Steering||by Malcolm Jackson (Member 10123942) on 29-Aug-2005|
If you have a power steering problem call our Greenwich SE10 factory on 020 8853 3343 for advice and save a bundle on main dealer prices.
|van drivers earn an extra £1400 per month||by kk (Member 10148951) on 18-Aug-2005|
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|NO to the TGB||by dave barnes (Member 10154474) on 20-May-2005|
Please help us say NO to the Thames GAteway Bridge
More information is available at www.pvr.co.uk
|A Grandfather's Plea From the Past||by Brenda MacCulloch (Member 10035523) on 23-Nov-2004|
A Grandfather's Plea From the Past
I am not sure who you may be or where you might be living, I can only assume that if you are reading this you have some interest in family history and that’s good because of the pickle that my ggggrandaughters Pam and Brenda, have found themselves in when trying to find out where I came from, who my parents were and if I had any brothers and sisters. The same
for my darling wife, Margaret FISHER and her family, in fact I keep hearing them mutter about ‘brick walls’’ and it's giving me a headache. So I thought it was about time to ask for help and if reading this letter triggers connections with your own research, that would be great. This letter contains most of the information that my descendents have been able to unearth about my family and they would really appreciate any additional information that you may have, their contact details are below.... more >>
Let me introduce myself, my name is Robert STRONG as have mentioned above, I have come back to help two of my many, many ggggranddaughters in New Zealand. I myself was born about 1792 maybe in Middlesex London, England. But ‘London or Timbuktu’ - its so long ago I can't really remember. We were a hardworking family, not much money, couldn't read or write so we all worked with our hands in jobs that were mostly connected to the waterways of London. Its not like today, those days we had no education and so whatever was recorded was done by hearsay and taking into consideration all the different accents in this part of the world, there is every possibility that items got recorded wrong, with names not quite right.
That’s me, let me now introduce to you the ‘love of my life’ ! While I was in Hornsey Middlesex I married my beautiful Margaret FISHER, she was born about 1793 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, ‘though I can't remember how she got to Middlesex from Norwich - but am pleased she did or I might not have never met her! We were married on 1st August 1813 in The Parish of Hornsey, North London and afterwards we headed south to the Thames River looking for work.
After duly arriving at the London docks we took up residence at Silver Street Rotherhithe.
I worked as a Sawyer, in the docks, it wasn't a very pleasant area to work in, with the Thames River at your door and surrounded by many old rat infested warehouses, but we were happy and blessed with seven children, John William, Robert, Rosina (Roseanna), Charles George, Sarah and Susannah. Can't remember if we named them after our respective parents, brothers and sisters we might have but those clues to our family origins haven't helped my girls find our families.
Our first born, John William appeared in 1816 and brought us much joy, but we lost him on the 1st Feb 1824, can't remember how he died. Robert was born 9th May 1817, later in 1856, Robert & his wife Sarah Anne Charlotte SELF and grandchildren Mary Ann Susan, Robert Charles, Rosina Elizabeth, Margaret Jane, Susannah Emily went to live in New Zealand, then in 1819 came my beautiful Rosina she is one of the lost souls the girls haven't found yet.
Our unpredictable Charles was born in 1823, I loved him like the others but have to say that he was the black sheep of the family, so Charles and his wife Mary Ann ROSS and grand-daughter Mary Ann were sent out with Robert in 1856 with the hope that things would improve, but with too much liquor and not a happy life the silly fool managed to drown himself in the Auckland Harbour in 1896.
George, my last son was born in 1826 and became a sailor with a thirst for adventure, being the first to set sail from home. In Oct 1847, he signed up to sail to New Zealand via Ireland on the Barque called “ANN” that the English Government had hired to transport Fencible Soldiers who were to protect the early settlers during the Maori uprisings. On board he met his fiery Irish lass Margaret MCMULLEN, daughter of an Irish Fencible who was traveling with his wife and four daughters. The ‘ANN’ arrived in Auckland during May 1848 and George & Margaret were the first couple to be married in the new St Paul’s Church in Onehunga Auckland on 9th July 1848.
Then came my lovely daughters; Sarah and Susannah. Sarah was born in 1830, and in 1865 she left with her husband George LEWIS and grandchildren Sarah Ann, Susannah Martha, Eleanor Margaret, Rosina Emma, Eliza Louisa to live in New Zealand. Those great boys of mine, Robert and Charles paid for her to join them, so that she wasn't left here in England on her own.
Susannah is the baby of the family and was born in 1833. She was growing into such a lovely young lady when both of us caught that dreadful illness, Cholera. As a result I passed over on 10th July 1849 and my lovely Susannah followed not long after, we are buried in St Mary's Church cemetery Rotherhithe, but don't go looking for our names because the head stones have deteriorated over time and what is left of them is leaning along a side fence in the Churchyard. Now at the time, everybody thought cholera came from the local water supply but it was actually the sailors off the foreign ships that brought it to the Thames area and that’s how us local folk got sick.
What my girls do know is that my dear wife Margaret and precious daughter Rosina were still living in Silver Street, Rotherhithe, in 1851 - working as laundresses to support themselves, but after that the records seem to have vanished and my girls are having trouble finding out what happened to them, where did they go, what happened to Margaret? Did Rosina marry? Why didn’t they come to New Zealand with the rest of the family?
As the years have rolled by I have sat up here watching all my descendents being born and thought I would never have kept up with them or remembered all their names, thank goodness my girls have written all the family names down. Robert and Sarah had 9, Charles and Mary Ann only had 1, George and Margaret had 8 and little Sarah with her husband George LEWIS had 8, that’s a total of 26 grandchildren!
From there my family has grown and spread throughout New Zealand, not too bad for silly old man who can't remember where he was born.
Grateful to any help you can give my girls.
Your faithfully mystical servant.
Robert STRONG (Snr.)
|Uwist psychology reunion||by brian (Member 10125747) on 12-Aug-2004|
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|Community development worker - or zoo keeper ?||by Reader (Member 10122086) on 27-Jun-2004|
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|Fed up with making other people rich?||by David Taylor (Member 10103609) on 9-Apr-2004|
Why not build your own businss now and have a bright future?
Visit our website www.securityforlife.info or phone 0800 781 3819
|IWTV in the Beckton area||by Anna-Louise Croft (Member 10120167) on 18-Mar-2004|
IWTV is looking for camera people in the Beckton area, the candidates must own a digital handycam or be able to get hold of one. It is not necessary to be a professional cameraman/woman.
The job evolves around a great variety of sports, from football to martial arts, from skateboarding to darts, so having an interest in sports is a plus.
For more information please email me with your contact
details at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your name and phone number when calling John on 020 7413 9587... more >>
|Volunteer Mentors needed||by Marian Anderson (Member 10115368) on 22-Jan-2004|
Would you like to share your enthusiasm for sport, art and culture with a young person to broaden their horizons and give them encouragement and support?
Chance UK is an organisation who provide volunteer mentors to vulnerable children.
We are looking for male and female volunteer mentors of all ages and backgrounds to work with children for a few hours a week for a year. This is an ideal
opportunity to get work experience if you want to start a career working with children and is also a good excuse to have some fun!... more >>
P.S. People with footballing skills are especially popular mentors!
Please see our website for details http://www.chanceuk.com
or contact Marian Anderson
or call 020 7281 5858 ext 201
|Help Please||by David Dillnutt (Member 10113576) on 29-Dec-2003|
I am writting on behalf of my husband and would really appriciate some help.
He was made redundant earlier this year and has now been offered a job in Beckton, trouble is we all live in Devon so it means he will have to stay in Beckton for four or five nights a week on his own, we are trying to find some nice but inexpensive place for him to stay, say a bed sit or as a lodger, he is well trained
and very domesticated, but is also a workaholic so you probably wouldnt see much of him, he starts his new job on the 5th Jan 04 so this doesnt leave much time but any help would be really appricated. Many thanks, grateful wife.... more >>
|London's Home Movies||by Kasia (Member 10098486) on 9-Jun-2003|
I am looking for home movies that you may have lurking in an old cupboard at home. I am working on a regional tv programme for LWT which will look back over the century through Londoners' home movie footage. Whatever the format I'm interested in hearing from you. Please call Stuart Cooper on 0207663 2573 or email email@example.com Thanks
|Unruly residents on housing estates||by Donald (Member 10084743) on 22-Dec-2002|
If you've not been to Beckton before. I urge you to avoid the housing estate in nearby Pennyroyal Avenue, on there are some real lowlifes such as unruly kids causing havoc, often with the support of there scumbag parents.
Don't leave any valueables in the car and have your wits about you whatever time of day you visit. In Pennyroyal Avenue used to be the home ground of East Ham United football cl
ub, but the local dregs were breaking in at least once a week, one burglar even took the time to have a shower in the dressing rooms before he made his escape. The club's guard dog was poisoned. When a club official found out who was regularly breaking into the stadium he knocked on the door only to be told by the oik of a father that he did not mind his son forcing entry into the ground and that he'd even offer to help him do it. Beckton used to have some activities to offer such as the Ski Slope and the golf driving range (which doubled up as the home of Beckton Utd FC, long since defunct), but these two places have been closed down for quite a while.... more >>
There aren't any decent pubs here at all. Suggest any visitor looking for pub that's not an utter dump then go to nearby East Ham. The highlight of the week for locals is a visit to the local ASDAs where alot of the towns deadbeats can be seen in all there glory at the weekends. The housing close to this store is really bland and characterless. It's well served for shops with Sainburys Savacentre (surrounded by a large retail park) and Tescos all here (built on old British Gas Beckton land). The gasworks stopped making gas here in 1975 and it ceased to be a customer service centre in 1992. Must have been a fascinating place in its heyday. British Gas had alot of land here once, but in recent years some of it has been sold off to Docklands light railway and Tescos. The bland and ugly industrial/retail park very close to its old entrance used to belong to the Gas Board as well. Many years ago local residents protested to British Gas as they thought some of there sold off land was contaminated. One time houses in Winsor Terrace were all for gas Board employees and were built specifically for them.
Some of the A13 road extension works are taking place here, so people seeing it for the first time and realising how grim it is will be able to leave even quicker when the roadworks are due to finish sometime in 2003/2004. In summing up there is absolutely nothing at all here for the casual visitor, unless you want to stop a short while to do a bit of shopping. It's a very ugly place now.
|Vegan Families Group||by Lesley Dove (Member 10083619) on 25-Nov-2002|
Seeking other vegan families in the London area (all areas), we have a friendly group of us meeting up about 4 times a year.
Email me Lesley@vegan4life.org.uk if you are a vegan raising children and want to meet like-minded friends!
|Your Assistance Required||by Marcus Suitor (Member 10041953) on 10-Oct-2002|
The Legion of Frontiersmen is currently recruiting men and women to form a group within your local area to assist in the event of any emergency incidents. If you have skills that could help your community in case of an emergency or if you would like to learn new skills like First-Aid, Map Reading, Traffic Control, Radio Communications and more, then please contact us for further information at:
... more >>
LF Administration, P.O.Box 272, Aldershot HANTS GU12 5YU. (REF:MS)
|Save the Pound||by supertramp (Member 10068275) on 17-May-2002|
Save the POUND and F**K the EURO
Do not let the Sleazey Bastards con you!
7 out of 10 europeans don't want the euro
If the labour Government want the euro then let em bog off to france and live there!
|TV programme on dance for Channel 4||by Anil Sharma (Member 10060029) on 21-Feb-2002|
Lion television are making a 90 minute film for Channel 4 on dance.
The film will take a lighthearted look all those dance crazes that have come and gone.
We would love to hear from couples who have met on the dancefloor.
We would also love to see any home video footage of people dancing at weddings, dancing at school discos and of dance injuries.
Thanks very much.
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