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Well, the wait was worth it; we told you last month that there were no pieces being uploaded to the database at the moment because of the switch-over to new servers at the FreeCEN website. That has now happened, and you'll see from the numbers below that it's made quite a difference to the figures for Sussex. The three new pieces on line are 1640 (Uckfield), 1641 (East Grinstead) and 1654 (Midhurst). As the three between them had been divided up into about fifteen sections almost everyone in the team has had a hand in transcribing, checking or validating one or more of them - some over a year ago! Thanks, therefore, are due to all concerned, whether you can remember your contribution or not...Best wishes to you all,
Unfortunately there is nothing extra to report following last month's news about our inability to supply you with images. Thanks to those who gave us an indication of your intentions for the future, especially the ones who have access to images for themselves. We shall certainly be making use of that facility in due course. In the meantime, "Keep Calm and Carry On", as it says on the poster, the T-shirt, the mug, the cushion-cover, the tea-towel, the bumper-sticker, the cap...
Simon and Chris
Simon and Chris, Marianne, Neal*, Jan, Susan and June, all in Sussex, Graham in Berkshire, Barry in Buckinghamshire, Sue R* and Janet B in Hampshire, Richard in Tyne & Wear, John P in Norfolk, Jean* in Surrey, Fiona in Yorkshire, and Keith in Kent.
Janet M in Caithness
Vivienne in the Dordogne
Iris* in WA, Alison C in NSW, Denis in Victoria
In the USA
Karen in California, Donna in MichiganLynne in Bullaren
Dave in BC,
* Inactive at present
A Puzzle for the Postman
Last month we expect you recognised
as Wisborough Green.
Now try these new examples of Victorian spellings:
Sarsomend (Bet you don't guess that one!)
What's in a Name?
(1) Now why would the Lettice family of Brighton want to call their daughter Latitia?
(2) If you wanted recruits for a new group of Seven Dwarfs we can start you off with
(all from separate families in Brighton. Can you find any others?)
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?