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Search for wartime family

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by TheHistorian, May 22, 2012.

  1. TheHistorian

    TheHistorian

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    Hi,
    I am conducting a search on behalf of a wartime veteran who was billeted in Penzance for the Ducker family who then lived at Wherrytown. The father was a fisherman at Newlyn and the teenage daughter was called Joyce.
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    This is a photo of the family taken in Penzance at a family wedding in late 1943 or early 1944. I would be grateful if any relatives or descendants could get in touch.
     
  2. sparky

    sparky Authoritarian Staff Member Administrator

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    was wondering can anyone help? (as I personally wasnt around then, and I cannot help in this thread, but hoping that someone reading this may be able to)::15:
     
  3. penzancesailor

    penzancesailor Senior Member

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    Looks like the wedding took place in the chapel in Alexandra Road, Mennaye Road in background. No infoon that family, I'm afraid.
     
  4. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    can be widened

    Surname First name(s) Mother/Spouse/Age District Vol Page
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    Marriages Dec 1944
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    DUCKER Alice E H Taylor Penzance 5c 414
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    Marriages Sep 1949
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    Ducker William J D Puddefoot Penzance 7a 282
    Ducker William J D Baker Penzance 7a 282
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    Marriages Mar 1950
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    Ducker Evelyn J Tonkin Penzance 7a 180
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    Births Sep 1950
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    Ducker David G B Puddefoot Penzance 7a 81


    From BMD
     
  5. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    from earlier

    Surname First name(s) Mother/Spouse/Age District Vol Page
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    Births Mar 1931
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    Ducker Mavis D Harvey Penzance 5c 274
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    Births Mar 1933
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    DUCKER Raymond Harvey Penzance 5c 255
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    Births Sep 1936
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    DUCKER Brian C Harvey Penzance 5c 234
     
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    treeve Major Contributor

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  7. TheHistorian

    TheHistorian

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    Thanks

    Penzancesailor - many thanks for the location. I have had a look on Google Earth and must congratulate you on your eagle eye.

    Treeve - many thanks for the names. It's possible one or some of those are related. The Dec 1944 wedding seems a little late as my serviceman was posted to Italy after D-Day and he's in the back of the wedding group, so there must have been another wedding earlier in the year.
     
  8. TheHistorian

    TheHistorian

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    I am still digging on this one but as yet no success.
     
  9. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    The point is just what criteria do you have, what sources have you explored, what geographic locations are certainty, the time scale is vast.
     
  10. TheHistorian

    TheHistorian

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    The Ducker family lived in a cottage on the seaward side of what is now Western Promenade Road. Their home was opposite the pub which is now the Baba one of the few remaining buildings still there from 1943-44. The church where the wedding took place is just round the corner from where they lived in Alexandra Road.
     
  11. treeve

    treeve Major Contributor

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    Curious as to why the BMD is silent as to the Methodist Events for the Connexion Church; Census records would not be available for those years, yet - the houses do not exist, that was was why I asked as to any other geographical connection, have you been in touch with Truro? - County Records Office - they are extremely helpful, as I have always found.
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2012
  12. sancreedmike

    sancreedmike

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    I may be able to help you with this family if you are still looking. Please contact me
     

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