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The Dress

Sarah Callie Cate was my fifth great-grandmother. She created her beautiful wedding dress in 1815 for her marriage to John Pigg, her second husband (and my fifth great-grandfather.) 522 more words


Botwell Inn, Hayes, London

I was really hoping the Botwell Inn was named for the lead character in Weeds but that turned out to be Nancy Botwin.  Instead, Botwell is the archaic name for the village centre that is now called Hayes…how disappointing.   80 more words

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Daniel GLEESON and Bridget HAYES

Daniel Gleeson and Bridget Hayes were both transported to Tasmania (or Van Diemen’s Land) as convicts. Both were native to Ireland.

Daniel Gleeson

Daniel had ‘been a soldier’ after joining the 70th Regiment in about 1836, aged 22. 610 more words


Grapes (Beefeater), Hayes, London

The sign for the Grapes is gone, but it is still the Beefeater.  My auto-fill on the Google search engine kept trying to give me… 173 more words

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Wishing Well, Hayes, London

Directly across from the Angel sits the Wishing Well, another idiosyncratic — and surprisingly good, for the neighbourhood — bar, and yet another of the… 144 more words

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Bootlaces, Hayes, London

People who don’t live in Hayes but know it will smirk when I say that I was standing in one of the shittier sections of Hayes (“or, as the world knows it: Hayes”), checking and rechecking my map.   226 more words

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Angel, Hayes, London

Of the few pubs on this strip of road I still had not visited by Friday evening, The Angel was the only one that easily fit into the theme of the night ( 476 more words

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