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In memory of Frederick George Scrase

Frederick George Scrase was born around November 1889 in Ammenhurst near the town of Brighton in Sussex and sadly was killed in action on 2nd March 1916. Frederick’s army records (L/8699) were quite extensive, which enabled me to build up quite a good picture … Continue reading

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A walk back in time……….

From finding the articles on Charlotte Scrase, known by her friends and family as Lottie, I became intrigued and wanted to find out more about her and her family. I started by looking at more old newspapers and found quite … Continue reading

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A life cut short by tragedy

On 19 August 1917, at about 3.30 in the afternoon, tram car 20 ran away down the hill leading to Crabble from the London Road in Dover. The tram jumped off the rails at the second bend at the foot … Continue reading

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Another Brick in the wall!

In 2003 whilst on maternity leave I commenced researching my own family tree and right from the start I was hooked. I loved not only the challenge of finding and confirming links between individuals, but also the social history element … Continue reading

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This week in history………………….

William SCRACE, son of John SCRACE and Sophia TINGLEY was born at Maskells Farm, Brenchley and then baptised in All Saints church on 03 October 1830. He was the 7th child of John and Sophia’s 12! (Brenchley is a village and civil … Continue reading

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It’s OFFICIAL!

Well I have taken the plunge and registered the Scrace surname and also Scrase with the GUILD, I was impressed with how efficient the process all was, after all it is a charity and all the staff are volunteers (I believe). … Continue reading

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