Monthly Archives: April 2014

ANZAC Day

ANZAC Day – 25 April, 1915. Yesterday was a holiday in Australia to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the landing of Australian and New Zealand forces at Gallipoli in Turkey. For many it is a day to attend memorial services … Continue reading

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Arthur James Pye – Hair Specialist

Arthur James Pye – Hair Specialist Arthur James Pye was born on 14 December, 1899 at Ingestre, Staffordshire.  He was the youngest of the four children of farm labourer, James Pye and his wife, Ellen Mort. Arthur’s brother, George Arnold … Continue reading

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Maids in Service

Maids in Service After re-watching the first three series of “Downton Abbey” again I was prompted to take a closer look at the English census records that I had collated on the English Pye relations. I knew that the majority … Continue reading

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