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Dreamtime
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91 of 100  Mon 10th Jul 2017 2:47pm  
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Thank you too JCoker, I love this forum as it's a pleasure to catch up with the past and so too to read your response today. It's always very sad to hear of someone you know to have passed away as in the case of your Gramp. Very happy memories at AH.
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matchle55
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92 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 4:48pm  
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A long shot, I know, but I wonder if anyone would remember my paternal grandparents who both worked at Alfred Herberts Edgwick plant? My grandfather, George Henry Miles, was a machine tool fitter and was there from 1919 to 1962, his 20 year certificate, dated December 1939, is hanging in my garage. There is no family history of him doing National Service so I'm presuming he was exempt. My gran, Bertha, or Bal as she was known, was a progress chaser and was certainly there during the war but when she started and finished I do not know. A larger than life character, stories in the family tell of the dealing or bartering that she did to keep her family fed and clothed.

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Heathite
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93 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 7:45pm  
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There is a George Henry Miles on thegenealogist site, census 1911, 40 Castle Street Coventry, born 1893 Manchester, a tool fitter. Father Charles, mother Amelia Ann, both Coventry born. One daughter, Lillian, born 1899 Coventry.
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matchle55
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94 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:04pm  
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Yes, that's him Thumbs up Thumbs up , this is all known to me but I'm struggling to find out why he was born in Manchester. Edited by member, 11th Jul 2017 8:08 pm
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Heathite
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95 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:08pm  
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Ok, in 1939 George and Bertha were at 14 Lansdowne Street with their son Grenville.
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matchle55
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96 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:10pm  
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Grenville was my dad, I am Vaughan Grenville Big grin Big grin
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Heathite
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97 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:18pm  
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There are a few trees on Ancestry with George Henry Miles recorded.
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Midland Red
Cherwell
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98 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:27pm  
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On 11th Jul 2017 8:04pm, matchle55 said: Yes, that's him Thumbs up Thumbs up , this is all known to me but I'm struggling to find out why he was born in Manchester.
In 1891 his parents were residing at 333 Grey Mare Lane, Bradford-cum-Beswick, Manchester Thumbs up
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matchle55
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99 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:36pm  
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Thanks Cliff, that I didnt know. I think he was born in a suburb of Manchester called Ardwick. Thumbs up
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Midland Red
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100 of 100  Tue 11th Jul 2017 8:44pm  
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If you draw a line NE - SW from the Etihad Stadium (Manchester City) within yards you get to Bradford, then Beswick, then Ardwick Thumbs up Grey Mare Lane is just over the road from the Etihad (SE corner) Thumbs up PS: No houses remain Sad
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