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Re: I have a good question here ?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:16 pm
by IanT
I found a reference to the death of Robert Priestman on findmypast in its newspapers section. From the Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 23rd April 1923:
"The death occurred suddenly on Thursday last at St. Hausern, St.Blasieu [sic], Black Forest, Germany, of Robert Priestman, a former fullback of the Furness Rugby Union Club, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Priestman, of Newlands, Cartmel."
It's also on the British Newspaper Archive.
Ian

Re: I have a good question here ?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:53 pm
by mrdeacon
Excellent find Ian thank you very much.

Would it be possible to send me the copy of the newspaper cutting ?

Regards Mike.

Re: I have a good question here ?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:47 pm
by IanT
Hi Mike,
with a bit of fiddling I've managed to create a jpg of part of the page (originally >1MB PDF). Not great quality this way.
http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
Image © Johnston Press plc. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

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Re: I have a good question here ?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:34 am
by plbramham
Local knowledge , coming from the "Kendal direction" on the A590 towards Ulverston, " Newlands" is a hamlet is on your right , between Greenodd and Ulverston, just before Ulverston.
There is a church at Greenodd, but I could not find a memorial. Maybe he is on the one in Ulverston Market Square, but if he died in 1923, it had already probably been erected.
Cheers Paul