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  • Glass & Bottlemaking: Occupations

    A brief description of occupations found in glass bottlemaking, generally carried out by men.

    • Ballmaker: Would dip a hollow rod into the molten glass and make it into a ball to pass to the blower.
    • Bottle blower: Takes the rod and blows air in to inflate the gather.
    • Bottlemaker: Forms the rim on the bottle.
    • Finisher Off: Blows the glass till it cools in a mould. The blower or finisher off would not
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  • Trades and Occupations

    To enable you to find out about how your ancestors lived and worked, this section of the Reference Library contains a large collection of resources about a variety of occupations. Where possible, they have been grouped together in separate articles. Resources for a wide variety of occupations can be found on this page. ...
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  • Irish Social and Political History

    This page gives you some resources for finding out more about Irish History. ...
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  • General Historical Resources

    Our ancestors (like us) were shaped by the world they lived in and the sudden movement of a family, for example, from their birthplace to another part of the country could be explained by what was happening in the wider world. The resources in this section will help you to find out about the history of the times in which your ancestors lived. Where possible, they have been grouped together in separate articles. A miscellany of resources can be found on this page. ...
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  • Weights, Measures, Money and Time

    A collection of resources to answer many questions about old money, measures and calendars. ...
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  • Sport

    Sport

    This page holds a collection of resources relating to the history and playing of many sports. You may well find leads which will help you trace the amateur and professional sportsmen and women in your tree. ...
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  • Jewish History

    Jewish History

    A guide to resources available for tracing members of the Jewish faith. ...
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  • Fairground, Showmen and Travellers

    Many people come across references to ancestors who were members of the travelling community. Naturally, they are often difficult to track down, so we hope that this page includes links to resources which will lead you to finding your own peripatetic ancestors. ...
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  • Broadcasting, Theatre and Entertainment

    This page gathers together resources for finding out about people involved in the acting profession, as well as musicians and dancers, and their way of life.

    It includes links to resources which may help you to follow their careers.
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  • Evacuation and Evacuees

    At the start of the Second World War many thousands of children were taken from their homes, schools and parents and evacuated to towns and villages less likely to be affected by the war. The evacuation of children was not obligatory, but thought the sensible thing to do. ...
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  • Glass & Bottlemaking: Occupations
    by Elaine ..Spain
    A brief description of occupations found in glass bottlemaking, generally carried out by men.

    • Ballmaker: Would dip a hollow rod into the molten glass and make it into a ball to pass to the blower.
    • Bottle blower: Takes the rod and blows air in to inflate the gather.
    • Bottlemaker: Forms the rim on the bottle.
    • Finisher Off: Blows the glass till it cools in a mould. The blower or finisher off would not
    ...
    05-01-12, 12:27
  • Irish Social and Political History
    by Caroline
    This page gives you some resources for finding out more about Irish History. ...
    05-02-10, 09:51
  • General Historical Resources
    by Caroline
    Our ancestors (like us) were shaped by the world they lived in and the sudden movement of a family, for example, from their birthplace to another part of the country could be explained by what was happening in the wider world. The resources in this section will help you to find out about the history of the times in which your ancestors lived. Where possible, they have been grouped together in separate articles. A miscellany of resources can be found on this page. ...
    04-02-10, 17:06
  • Jewish History
    by Caroline
    A guide to resources available for tracing members of the Jewish faith. ...
    04-02-10, 16:11
  • Weights, Measures, Money and Time
    by Caroline
    A collection of resources to answer many questions about old money, measures and calendars. ...
    04-02-10, 15:43
  • Sport
    by Caroline
    This page holds a collection of resources relating to the history and playing of many sports. You may well find leads which will help you trace the amateur and professional sportsmen and women in your tree. ...
    04-02-10, 14:53
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