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Brenda

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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2006, 06:45:17 AM »
Hallo Chris,

Are you sure it's only while you do the ironing!  Sounds like the sort of programme not to watch when in one's cups, eh?  Wouldn't it be nice if Amanda could find some of her family.  Everything is worth a try.

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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2006, 08:13:21 PM »
I would make a more public appeal, like the Trisha show, if my mum wasn't still alive. I don't want to upset her by publicly looking for my dad as I know she wants the past to remain buried. She doesn't use the internet so I feel happy using it to try and find the family and I have my brother's backing to try and find them so we are in this together, but at this moment in time I have to be discreet. Thanks for the thought though,they must be out there somewhere. Amanda
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2006, 08:14:46 AM »
Hi Amanda, I lived in Shroffold at number 98 from about 1957 til I got married in 1968 but parents stayed until around 1978 and moved to Sandpit. I knew a Christine Wright but not sure what number she lived at, think she had brothers and sisters as used to pop into her house some afternoons after school. We were only casual friends and the house I believe was on the corner of the road leading into Churchdown Road where our school was. Other than that don't know anymore Wrights but I will speak to my younger brother as he's got a much better memory than me - cos he's younger!!

Good luck in your search.

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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2006, 06:12:37 PM »
I'm not aware of any Christine Wright in the family.  Maybe this is a branch of my father's family that I don't know about, He had five brothers and I know that at least two of them lived around the area, one was called George and he had a daughter with  long ginger hair, she was older than me, she was about 12 when I was 5 or so she would have been born around 1950. I wish I could find their birth certificates but I can't seem to track any of them down. It's difficult with little information to go on. Amanda
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« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2006, 02:46:56 PM »
Amanda - Hi Christine here

Finally managed to get my son-in-law to come up with an address for the Salvation Army - although in fact it is on their website.  It is: Family Tracing Service, 101 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BN.  Tel. 0845 6344747.  Have a look at their site though, it is quite informative.

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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2006, 06:09:31 PM »
Thanks Christine. I'll look into it. Who knows what the new year could hold? Wouldn't it be great if I finally got some connection with members of my family.  Amanda
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2007, 04:45:02 PM »
Bren there was most certainly an "Albino" in my days ,a tall lad but his red eyes and white hair (eyebrows and lashes also ) made him a daunting figure until you got to know him,he lived in the moorside /shroffold area and I believe he was later employed by the Undertakers at the bottom of Downham Way          dickie.....................
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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2007, 08:51:36 AM »
Yes Dickie, that's the young man I remember.  When I worked at Grove Park Hospital, a nurse there was dating him.  I wonder if anything came of it.  I can't remember her name.

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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2007, 07:52:59 PM »
Nothing has come of my search so far, it seems that I need more info about my dad for the salvation army to be able to help. He was in the RAF in the war but I don't have any more details about his service. After the war when my family moved to Downham he worked as an engineer. I know it was something to do with aeroplanes becasue I remember being taken to his work one day and I had to wait in a reception area where there was a glass display cabinet full of model planes. Does anyone know of a company in the area that might fit this description??  We didn't have a car so it must have been within a reasonable distance of Downham. Amanda
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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2007, 02:20:47 AM »
That's very disappointing for you, Amanda.  There must be ways of tracing which regiment etc he was in although I imagine it would be time consuming and involve fees to look at records.  What about trying the free - oh blow - I've forgotten the name of it. Yes - BDM - Births, deaths and marriages.  There are links to other databases.

I don't know of any aircraft component factories or such in the Downham locality. Don't forget though, a lot of people on Downham didn't work locally; they choofed off to London by train or perhaps went out in the other direction to places such as St Mary Cray.

Good luck with the continuing search.

Bren


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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2007, 07:25:47 AM »
That's very disappointing for you, Amanda.  There must be ways of tracing which regiment etc he was in although I imagine it would be time consuming and involve fees to look at records.  What about trying the free - oh blow - I've forgotten the name of it. Yes - BDM - Births, deaths and marriages.  There are links to other databases.

I don't know of any aircraft component factories or such in the Downham locality. Don't forget though, a lot of people on Downham didn't work locally; they choofed off to London by train or perhaps went out in the other direction to places such as St Mary Cray.

Good luck with the continuing search.

Bren




There is a new site I found looking on the BBC webpage.  http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/ I don't know what it will let you do online, but there is information there now on Wartime personnel.  It is mainly WWI but there are some WWII details which might help you.

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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2007, 04:52:20 PM »
Greetings Christine,

Searching for ancestors can be frustrating, time consuming and expensive as I well know. I now have a family record on my mother's side  back to 1518.

I have found the attached web site most useful and one which maybe of help to you.

Check it out and let me know how you get on.

www.findmypast.com       

Happy searching.....   Graham Allen,
Graham A

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Re: the Wright Family
« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2007, 09:44:48 AM »
Hallo Graham,

1518 - that's absolutely amazing.  So far, I've (well, others have done the research, not me) I am back to 1760 on my father's side and I thought that was wonderful - but 1518!  How long did it take you?

Do hope all is going well with you and the family.

Bren

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« Reply #28 on: August 09, 2007, 11:59:35 AM »
Hello Mandy, I lived in Shroffold Road from around 1956 to 1968 when I married and left the family home. I knew a Christine Wright but their house was in Shroffold but right on the corner of the Churchdown Road where my old school was but I am sure your house was much further up the top end of Shroffold, we lived at 98 in those days. One brother went to Churchdown Boys and the other to Mallory, I will ask the youngest born 1951 if he remembers a Wright family.

The very best of luck in your search.

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Maureen (nee Pick)

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« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2009, 10:59:26 AM »
That's very disappointing for you, Amanda.  There must be ways of tracing which regiment etc he was in although I imagine it would be time consuming and involve fees to look at records.  What about trying the free - oh blow - I've forgotten the name of it. Yes - BDM - Births, deaths and marriages.  There are links to other databases.

I don't know of any aircraft component factories or such in the Downham locality. Don't forget though, a lot of people on Downham didn't work locally; they choofed off to London by train or perhaps went out in the other direction to places such as St Mary Cray. or ev H.J. Maybrey in Wosley Bridge Road, Lower Sydenham which was a Die Foundry that specialised in Aircraft components, Dickie....

Good luck with the continuing search.

Bren


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