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In which I encounter a one-place studier conundrum in my WW1 research.
Famous last words on that list of WW1 servicemen I uploaded - I knew there would be some extras to be added once I'd managed to identify more details about them, but I wasn't expecting to trip over numerous others! Five RAF, two Royal Navy and three Army boys so far.
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In which I turn the #lightsout in remembrance.
Today is the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 and I have turned the lights out on the Wing One-Place Study website to acknowledge those from Wing that served. If you continue on to the website, you'll find that the WW1 page has been expanded. You may recall at the beginning of the year I was ...
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Will be useful to all family historians, not just one-place studiers.
 
This month we are out and about! Join us as we discuss visiting your place. Learn a wealth of useful tips and ideas for planning, enjoying and making the most of your visit - whether it is the first time or you are a frequent visitor.

You can JOIN us in the hangout (we have room for up to 10) or VIEW here in the Community Event. No worries if you can't make it live as our hangouts are recorded and archived at our YouTube Channel. If you have questions, suggestions or comments - why not leave them here in the Event (before or during our hangout and we will weave them into the discussion; after our hangout and we will be sure to get back to you). See you all on Friday, July 25th.
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In which I have a certain song stuck in my head, as I always do when thinking about chapels!
But you won't be getting married, as these chapels are no longer open. I've added a photo of the former Primitive Methodist chapel in Crafton to the Methodist webpage, and a photo of the former Union chapel in Littleworth to the Independents webpage. Print Get a PDF version of this webpage PDF ...
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In which I receive the best gift of all, the gift of information for my one-place study.
Just a quick note to say there is a new page up on the website - this lists cases for Wing residents found in the Rolls of the Court of Common Pleas in the 1418 to 1519 period. The cases were very kindly provided to me by Vance, who is a descendant of the early MEADs of Wing and is part of the ...
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Watch (or join!) the HangoutOnAir next Friday, talking about shell-shock and other impacts of WWI with author +Suzie Grogan 
 
This month we check in with our 2014 Joint Project - A Shared Endeavour: World War I. We are going to focus on the impact of the war on our servicemen and communities and discuss how military records and other written accounts can help us gain a better understanding of the toll the war took on the physical, emotional, and financial well-being of everyone involved.

Please come prepared to share what the service records for your servicemen reveal (or perhaps just hint at) about their physical and mental experiences. We are quite excited to announce that we have a special guest for our May hangout - Suzie Grogan is a writer and family historian specialising in mental health issues, and her book, Shell Shocked Britain, is due out October  2014 (http://www.suziegrogan.co.uk/).

Please join us on a special day for this hangout - May 30th. If you would like to be "in the room" as a JOINer, be sure to post a comment here in the Upcoming Event comments section. You can also interact with us as a VIEWer and watch here in the Upcoming Event link by clicking on the arrow once we start the broadcast.

If you cannot make it live, no worries - as our hangouts are recorded and archived at the Society's YouTube Channel. Hope to see you on Friday May 30th. Why not go ahead and start the conversation now by placing any comments or questions you have for Suzie here.
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In which a few servicemen from 1831 are identified.
There's a very small update to the website today, the addition of three Wing men from the October 1831 muster rolls for the Royal Bucks Militia. Print Get a PDF version of this webpage PDF. Posted by Alex Coles at 6:24 pm. Labels: military, Wing-OPS website ...
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In which another memorial inside All Saints makes it to the website (stained glass may be indirectly involved).
There are several memorials to Charles COTES around the village. One is the memorial plaque inside All Saints Church and I've added a photo of this along with a newspaper report of the dedication of the plaque in 1905 and a photo of St Katherine's Chapel, referred to in the article and in which ...
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In which there's a new vicar in town!
I understand that Wing has a new vicar - welcome to Rev Helen Barnes! She is the first female vicar of Wing and I'm very excited to be able to add her to my list of clergy of All Saints. Print Get a PDF version of this webpage PDF. Posted by Alex Coles at 2:51 pm. Labels: clergy, modern-day Wing ...
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In which I wish I could do some weeding for the Tatham family.
Following on from yesterday's update of various memorial inscriptions for vicar Peter Thomas Ouvry, today it's the turn of vicar Francis Henry Tatham. As well as his family gravestone, now rather neglected and overgrown, there's a handsome memorial inside All Saints and the lovely lychgate to ...
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In which I add a beautiful memorial inscription to the Wing One-Place Study
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In which I eye up some footballers.
A letter from Joe Brand of Wantage Close was subsequently published - the sole surviving member of the group at that time, he named the men as follows: Back row standing: P Paxton (trainer), W Corbett, W Woolhead, L Pitchford, E Gates, Joe Brand, G Woodwards, Mr Osborne (chairman), ...
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