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Sunday, April 14, 2013

No 24 (March 2013)


No 24 (March 2013) 
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"The Poole Family of Stratford" examines the family of Fanny Woods nee Poole, later Swan, who operated the Shakespeare Hotel. She was joined at Stratford by her parents, a brother and a number of nieces and nephews. pp4-5

"Who were the seventeen Dargo brides?". Elsie Donovan nee Cahill, shown above on the cover, was one of 17 Dargo brides to wear an orange-blossom headpiece now held by the Society. A photograph of an unknown wedding party is reproduced from the Cahill photograph collection, with details of their identities sought. pp6-7

"Presbyterian Baptisms by the Rev John Roberts in the former Avon Shire 1865-1915". This extract, the first, gives baptisms from 1866 to 1874. More will be reproduced in future issues. 

Available from Stratford and District Historical Society, P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862, for $3.00 for a single issue, plus 60cents p&p.

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