New Group Organiser at Ringwood
After 15 years, Paul Pinhorne is stepping down from leading the Ringwood Group to concentrate on his recent appointment as Chairman of the Hampshire Genealogical Society.
At their September meeting he handed the reins to Alison Davis who has been a member of the Ringwood group for a number of years. Alison has already come forward on a number of occasions to lead the meeting in Paul’s absence and she brings many skills that make her an ideal candidate to lead the group.
Paul thanked the Ringwood members for supporting him over these past 15 years and hoped they will provide Alison with the same support in this new era. At end of meeting he was presented with bottle of wine and a garden gift card as a token of the Group’s appreciated.
RIP Private Herbert Frank French
Herbert Frank FRENCH was born on 21st April 1884 at 11 Hyde Close in Winchester, the illegitimate son of Emily. On 18th January 1908 he married Sarah Ann (Annie) BIGNELL in Meonstoke and then settled in the village to raise their daughters Emily and Ivy. Herbert was initially in the Territorial Army then when WWI […]
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We have recently been passed a copy of a photograph with a request for more information, maybe the location or the purpose. A comment with the photo says that the men were in training but didn’t say what for.
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Kingston Cemetery CD
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RIP Gunner William Talmage
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