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by phsvm
14 Jun 2024, 17:18
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA 2024 Series
Replies: 2
Views: 353

WDYTYA 2024 Series

The celebs on the next series of WDYTYA have been announced. No spoilers - just a note about who they are for anyone who doesn't recognise them! Not all of them appeal to me as an individual but remember the saying "Don't judge a book by its cover". They will all have interesting stories t...
by phsvm
22 Aug 2023, 17:47
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Burials Law Amendment Act
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Burials Law Amendment Act

I have a parish record of a burial in 1924 which states:

Certified under Burial Law Amendment Act by T Taylor, Undertaker.

I've never come across this before. Can someone explain exactly what this means and why it would be used?

Thanks in advance.
by phsvm
10 Jul 2023, 19:45
Forum: General research queries
Topic: Joseph Viggars 1841 census
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Joseph Viggars 1841 census

Joseph Viggars was born about 1776 and his wife Martha about 1781. Both were born in Staffordshire. The 1841 census shows them living in Halmer End, Audley, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Now comes my question. Under 'Occupation' it seems to say 'Ind' which to me suggests Independent ...
by phsvm
03 Jul 2023, 12:57
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA - 29 June - Chris and Xand van Tulleken - no spoilers
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: WDYTYA - 29 June - Chris and Xand van Tulleken - no spoilers

It was interesting to see that only days after this episode aired that the Dutch King, Willem-Alexander confirmed that the monarchy had benefited from the slave trade for over 200 years. He then made a public apology for the Netherlands' historic involvement in slavery and the effects that it still ...
by phsvm
28 Jun 2023, 14:02
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA - 29 June - Chris and Xand van Tulleken - no spoilers
Replies: 2
Views: 980

WDYTYA - 29 June - Chris and Xand van Tulleken - no spoilers

Medical doctors, science broadcasters and identical twins Chris and Xand van Tulleken team up to research their family tree. From behaving like silly schoolboys, joking and bickering we also see a serious side to them. “I feel I want to look away from this part of history,” says Xand, “but I suppose...
by phsvm
22 Jun 2023, 10:40
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA - 22 June - Kevin Clifton (no spoliers)
Replies: 1
Views: 769

WDYTYA - 22 June - Kevin Clifton (no spoliers)

All Strictly fans know exactly where Kevin Clifton - aka `Kevin from Grimsby" - comes from. It was mentioned on the show often enough.

He’s keen to know if his roots spread further than Grimsby and rumors told by his father have any truth in them.
by phsvm
22 Jun 2023, 10:35
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA 2023 Series
Replies: 20
Views: 4004

Re: WDYTYA 2023 Series

Reference - Julian playing the pieces composed by their ancestor. Julian stopped playing in public some years ago, due to a neck problem. I suspect that he felt that having been so wonderful when he did play publicly that he'd be unable to do the pieces justice. A bit like a sportsman coming out of ...
by phsvm
06 Jun 2023, 18:36
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA - 8 June - Claire Foy
Replies: 3
Views: 1014

WDYTYA - 8 June - Claire Foy

Claire Foy has played Queen Elizabeth II, Anne Boleyn and the Duchess of Argyll. However, there’s no hint of royalty in her family tree. Foy’s main concern is that she’ll find a criminal lurking in her ancestry, but while there’s tragedy with a fatal drowning and a motorbike accident, it’s not until...
by phsvm
10 May 2023, 11:21
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA 2023 Series
Replies: 20
Views: 4004

Re: WDYTYA 2023 Series

The BBC have confirmed the series is due to start sometime in June.
by phsvm
05 May 2023, 10:05
Forum: Genealogy chat
Topic: WDYTYA 2023 Series
Replies: 20
Views: 4004

WDYTYA 2023 Series

The line up for this year's Who Do You Think You Are TV series have just been announced and there are 9 episodes, so a bumper year. They are: Composer Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber Actress Claire Foy Adventurer Bear Grylls. Professional dancer Kevin Clifton Identical twins, medical doctors and science bro...