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  1. You're welcome, Heather. It filled a few hours of a grey, rainy day for one confined to barracks waiting for the Covid vaccination to come my way. The Trotter's do seem to be an interesting family and I'm posting the entry from Burkes Family Records, compiled in 1897, where you (and anybody else interested in the family) can see the development from Robert, the father of the three Dr Trotter(s). It's Robert who is the subject of the main entry and as spouse names and children's names are entered there are lots of ways forward for research. Burkes records the geneology o
  2. Hi again, Heather, I had a look at various documents to see if I could find any son named John for Dr James Trotter. He does not appear to have had a son of this name from either of his marriages. Both wives were called Jane which complicated the matter. I believe John is a brother. John Erskine Mar Trotter, to give him his full title, appears as the five year younger brother of James Trotter, then aged 8, in the Scottish census of 1851. He is the youngest in the family. In 1861, when John EM. Is 11 yo, James has started studying medicine but is still living at home with his pa
  3. Time to give the grey matter an outing once again: 1. Of which instrument was the sackbut a forerunner? 2. Which Riviera fishing village was an independent republic from the 15th to the 17th century? 3. What are young grouse or partridge called? 4. Who invented the steam turbine in 1884? 5. What is your philtrum? 6. Arch, whorl and loops are all part of what? 7. Which fruit was discovered by Christopher Columbus in Guadeloupe in 1493? 8. Which spice is made from the outer covering of the nu
  4. That explains it! I thought it was a bit odd having ab Easter egg on display all year.
  5. If you are interested in the changing face of Mental Health Care, Heather, have a look at the topic ‘John Stoker Letter’ posted in History Hollow by John H Williams in December last year. The topic concerns the dog breed Bedlington Terrier but a few posts in it goes off at a tangent related to the development of mental health diagnosis and treatment. This came about because the son of a Bedlington Vicar was 'committed' to the 'madhouse' taking with him a dog of this breed.
  6. It must have some relevance for the area if it's nothing to do with just Easter. Any idea what?
  7. Alan suggested that Dr James Trotter had a brother who lived in the Guidepost area. I hadn't heard that but I do know there were several doctors in the family. A short while ago I posted that I'd found, in the 1911 census, one of my relatives working for Dr Robert Samuel Trotter at Brewery house, Front Street Bedlington. I have to report that this wasn't THE Dr Trotter, as later resarch has shown. Dr Trotter of 'monument' fame died in 1899. However, both he(on the 1891 census) and Robert Samuel Trotter (on the 1911 census) lived at the same adress. I'm assuming therefore that the latter i
  8. Now, I'm not one for taking credit where credit isn't due BUT did you notice how Andy had fixed it within a few minutes of my advice/suggestion?
  9. Have you tried twiddling the hoojackapivvy on the whotsit? Failing that a good old slap to the thingamyjig might do the trick! No need to thank me lads.
  10. Definitely not, Heather! We love any historical challenge! Welcome to the forum. I've had a look at the names but there's nothing that rings any bells except Trotter and that's because of Bedlington's connection with Dr. Trotter. It's an interesting, if gruesome, bit of history though and nothing I've ever heard about. Thanks for sharing it.
  11. Answers to last wek's quiz: 1. Boer war 2. Wuthering Heights 3. John Cannon 4. Goldie 5. 15 6. Patella 7. Silicon 8. Zephyr 9. Poliomyelitis 10. Barbara Streisand 11. Yearling 12. Telephone (dog and bone – usually shortened to ‘dog’) New quiz tomorrow!
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