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  1. This discussion is a add on to a thread on one of the face book sites from a few weeks back. Ray is correct in his facts some of it was told to him by myself = i was contacted & asked if i would help as most of you know i have connections with the Wood's not only on my Grandad's side but also on my Nanny's side as her Brother also married into the Woods. where or how they knew this i never did find out . I was asked to sign a contract i will attempt to add a copy of said before i signed .i was filmed a few times in locations in & around Cowley/West Drayton (when my Grandparents came off the boats they settled along with several other boating family in the Yeiwsley/West Drayton area . )
  2. There are at least 4 closer folks connected to the Wards on here also dean Wallington So i will wait for those with closer links than myself who would have more info & photo's ect . I have 28 connections some close some distant to Wards in my boat people family tree but then almost every boating family had a connection to them .Charles being a name repeated many times in many generations of Wards i do have a funeral card & info on a Charles Henry Ward who died in 1938 his wife although married twice more after his death her last husband who was one of my Harrisons was buried with her First husband
  3. Old working Boatmans pubs are few & far between these days. When most came off the boats they almost all settled in areas where other boating folk also settled. In the Working Men's & British Legion clubs in these area's you will find Working Boat Folk having a good old sing song . These also sadly are venues used after a funeral & Coventry ,Daventry ,Northampton area's have had many this last six months.11 of mine have gone to the great cut in the sky since Christmas. like the pubs they will all soon be history & a thing of the past .
  4. Curlew at the time of photo the steerer was Mark Harrison the young lady is his daughter & my cousin
  5. Our paths must have crossed as small kids in 64/65 era as i spent most of my growing up on the Hanwell thicket had family all retired working boatmen in almost every lock cottage there at the time One of my Family
  6. Google Wolverhampton boat people There are several Hosons listed most are baptism records but the good thing is they also give parents names & often boat names with luck you will match some up with your folk
  7. Sorry not been a lot of help as having roof & floor repairs & most stuff is in storage at the moment but will get back to as soon as i have access to my info . Mary nee Green if my memory is correct is part of my Green links if this is correct also connects with the Boswell
  8. In the 60's big freeze my Grandad managed to gain some work & worked in the sheet store & paint store i never got to see much of them as i was put into a waterways van with a few of the other kids & sent to the special room in a local school set aside for the boat kids we even got sent to school there on a sat & sun as well
  9. Just noticed & read this topic & got me thinking of an old cabin block i have in the attic As far as i was told over the years this was painted by my Dad when he was a kid so painted i think around 1939/40 ish & it was used on Grandads working boats . On pictures here the blocks are straight on top & the planks held down with rope . The one i have has a cutting into the top just the right size for a plank to sit into. any info/History on this style block as i would love to add this to my collection of my boat peoples family memory books
  10. Robert & Mary (wood) manders where the parents of James Mander who married Judith Harrison my GG Grandads sister
  11. Rob i have some parish records for Brentford have not found Daniel yet but his brother Joseph was baptised at St Lawrence Brentford born jan 18th 1903 baptised feb 18th 1903 abode given as canal boat Clements intresting point to note surname has been spelt Daniells also Thomas born 1 April 1900 baptised 11 april 1911 aboad listed as canal boat Thames . also a connection with my Wood's & Manders Canal boating folks .just found an Ethel Rose baptised at St Gabriels Birmingham march 30 1894 only info given is father a boatman on the canal
  12. Will be interesting to see if this is the original film then on vhs or one of the re edited ones where many of the stills & clips of the true working boatmen that where sent from Bulls Bridge junction to stk braune for a days filming have been cut out = picture clip in original= Dad & Grandad in vhs film
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