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Although the number of team members "on the reserve list" is necessarily increasing as we run out of transcription images, the process is continuing, and we have another piece on line this month. Piece 1639 covers Burwash, Lamberhurst, Ticehurst and so on. Work started on it in April last year, so you may not remember if you were one of those who contributed to it - but thanks anyway! That's thanks from us and also from FreeCEN's Exec, who've asked us to pass on their congratulations and thanks. Many of you will have seen that message in the FreeCEN Helpers' list. If you're not signed up to the list it's well worth subscribing in order to be up to date with the bigger picture of the FreeCEN project. Send a "subscribe" message to UK-CENSUS-HELPERSfirstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes to you all,
Simon and Chris
A Useful Definition
Dave found this comment from the enumerator at the end of one of the Census pieces:
"The word labourer implies those who do not confine themselves to any
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
(The "reserve list")
A Puzzle for the Postman
Last month we asked for your interpretations of these. The answers are,
Er...we don't know!
What's in a Name?
This month we found a young lady in West Wittering called
If this was meant to be "Admonition" we wondered who was being told off?
Better Than Nothing
Mr Anderson of Queens Road Brighton gives his birthplace as,
"England I Believe"
Simon and Chris
...and who's next?