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jeannette smith harrison

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  1. where is this scene

    Hello Looking for some clues as to where these paintings may have been painted or if anyone recognises the artist . Thank you
  2. Historic Boats for sale online

    Joe Skinners mother was from the same Gibbons boating family
  3. Archimedes & Ara photos

    SORRY if the posting of my photo in post 39 & then repeated by Alen in post 41 has offended anyone i truly believed this to be Tom .Alan has pointed out that it is not & also chose to remark on the other person present crime a subject that had not been mentioned in any detail .i have been phoned & told the other family involved are members of this forum & mentioned subject by Alen still leaves a bad taste in some peoples mouths so have asked admin to deleate my photo & remarks from post 39 & 41 IF THIS HAS OFFENDED YOU I AM TRULY SORRY
  4. Archimedes & Ara photos

    Dolly passed 2 years back her health had been bad for some time Cancer got the better of her about the only thing in her life that ever did .She weighed less than 8 stone when she went to the great cut in the sky. Yes some things you say are correct if my memory is right Dolly got sick of his hair & cut it whilst he was sleeping off a skin full. Billy was v close to uncle Albert Aunt Cissy was a woman of little words never a full sentence just a straight yes or no would do her. The house in West Drayton was spotless wo betide a speck of dust that dared to enter she used to brush my hair a lot but this would be done outside under the scullery porch even washing shaving ect was done in a bowl under the outside cover all other life went on in the scullery no one dared to open the door & let dust in to the rest of the house. who knows maybe his life style after he left West Drayton was a statement & I know for sure dispite the rows & fights he was a lot happier with his lot
  5. Archimedes & Ara photos

    Well spotted Alan to be honest i did not notice the error I also forgot you knew Barry's parents Sam & Gladys .Barry enjoyed his chat with you at Ricky & all being well i hope for him to join me again this year
  6. Archimedes & Ara photos

    Whilst growing up i always thought Billy was a Sibley the son of Cissy & Albert Sibley my Godparents, it was not until Uncle Alberts death that i found out that he was not their son but had been taken in & raised by them from a early age after his mothers death. He always had a well turned out boat & was well turned out himself,all his time spent cleaning a spotless boat .That was until he tied up with Dolly. Uncle Billy changed overnight he was happy & care free, no longer where his boats spotless he had found other things in life . Even when the came off the boats into a cottage on the Hanwell thicket Dolly was so big by then that she sat in her chair most of the day. Dispite all this he liked his life that way a large made family lots of laughter & noise
  7. Archimedes & Ara photos

    Same event just coming under Bulls Bridge
  8. Remembering Alex Bennett

    I first got to know Alex a little from speaking to her at festivals. I recently got to know her better when she was on tour with the girls doing the idle women Such a pleasant friendly lady who would always make time for a chat & a brew. Condolences to her close friends & family a special Lady who will be sadly missed by many enjoy your boating Alex with Dexter in the great cut in the sky . photo's are of the official start of the tour @ Bulls Bridge
  9. Tonks Family - Traded on canal boat "Italy" ?

    i think John Tonks first wife was Agnes otherwise known as Nancy they married 26th feb 1881 @ Christ Church Stone in Staffordshire i am not 100% sure of her surname as she gives a different name from her fathers in some records but the same surname in others Well spotted Captain Pegg now Lesley knows that the boat name was not a red herring . I also have some baptism records of Tonks children being baptised at Brentford but like you have not been able to tie them in with one of the two main Tonks familys
  10. Chimney chain

    Mike's description reminded me of how my Dad told of how he got his chain down to the grabbing a handful to make up to sell for beer money. it seems it was common practice with a lot of boaters at the time there must have been loads of these chains around at the time but like many things they it getting fewer
  11. OTLEY

    Congratulations pete look forward to hearing your progress with Otley. now you will have a place for your many cans & bowl's
  12. Tonks Family - Traded on canal boat "Italy" ?

    Lesley i have answered another post on another forum . The person you asked about John Tonks married Martha Smith feb14th '1887 at St Micheals the Angels Middlewich witnessed by George Rowley , Sarah Brooks & Thomas Smith (Father) Martha died in 1906 & he married Rachel Done in1907 Daughter Selina witness at her wedding where from my Harrison boat people On Selina's Wedding cert John gives his occupation as lockkeeper He poss married before Martha i have a name but no wedding records as proof .I have some copies of Tonks family photos given to me from a Tonks family member from about 15 years ago you are welcome to them 1891 John & Marha with 2x daughters are in Odd Rode 1907 still in Odd Rode but this time with wife Rachel 1 William Tonks also a boatman married into the kendall boating family in & most of their children where baptised @ Buckby Wharf a 2nd William Tonks married into the Green boating family connected to myself & John boswell Sorry i can find no link in my records with any of the Tonks to the boat Italy
  13. RIP Trevor Maggs

    Hello Guy There where to my knowledge 4 different Gee familys I don't have a lot of info on them but 2 lots def worked the Grand Union would your Thomas be a Thomas Gee/Watkins who's wife was called Emma this Thomas had a brother's George & Robert & a sister Eliza there may have been others but these are the ones i have on my list
  14. Tim Wilkinson's Hold on a Minute - real names of the boatpeople?

    That's a better picture than the one's i have seen Ray. I think there must have been a lay by or area there where the boat people could tie up for lengths of time as i have several wedding & birth certs for other family members (Harrison, Nixon Manders Bradshaw) giving the Punch Bowl address
  15. Tim Wilkinson's Hold on a Minute - real names of the boatpeople?

    Sorry don't know what went wrong but i did send you a copy of the said mentioned cert over a year ago when we where discussing mine & your Humphries another of Grandads many sisters Aunt Emily also married a Humphries have attatched wedding cert just in case you are missing that one same Humphries family but a different line . As you can see Harriett was a witness @ Emilys wedding the other is A Harrison nee Ann Stokes the lady who has her picture in a lot of Canal related books & places known as the Brentford boat girl. Henry Humphries was better known to family as Harry