Per­fect day planned

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Yes, it would be ideal to have WDYTYA? Live in sev­eral dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions each year, but I can’t see that hap­pen­ing. I live in Gran­tham in Lin­colnshire.

My hus­band and I at­tended the Lon­don show twice, each time mak­ing an overnight stay in the cap­i­tal. I was so ex­cited all day; my hus­band claimed he was there just to carry the books and pa­pers I ac­quired! When I saw the Birm­ing­ham plans for this year I im­me­di­ately no­ti­fied my sis­ter in Syd­ney. She de­cided on the spot to come for a visit to co­in­cide with the show. Our great grand­par­ents em­i­grated from Birm­ing­ham to Aus­tralia in 1876. Need­less to say, we will also be vis­it­ing the won­der­ful new Li­brary of Birm­ing­ham. I have al­ready booked tick­ets for the talk on trac­ing Birm­ing­ham an­ces­tors, too. What a day we are go­ing to have! Jan Pearce, Gran­tham, Lin­colnshire Editor replies: We’re all get­ting rather ex­cited here as well. I’m also hop­ing to fit in a visit to the new Li­brary of Birm­ing­ham. See you there!

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John Lish­man/ Lish­mund bit.ly/1OcVxmO I have a bit of a co­nun­drum with a birth record for the place name listed for my 5x great grand­fa­ther – it’s on one of his daugh­ter’s bap­tism records and it says he’s ‘of Worther’.

I know that Lish­man/ Lish­mund has Scot­tish and prob­a­ble Ger­man roots, but the only

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Gran­tham Bor­ough Mil­i­tary Band bit.ly/1OcW4ox Whilst do­ing my re­search a few years ago, I found a great un­cle who died dur­ing the First World War. His name was Tom Swain of James Thomas Rus­sell Len­nie (born 1890 in Dundee) and a Dr JH Bell left Liverpool on 14 Fe­bru­ary 1929 as they at­tempted to cy­cle around the world.

I’m look­ing for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about this. If any­one has

Aus­tralian news­pa­pers are freely avail­able to search us­ing Trove up to the 1950s and, of course, carry plenty of in­ter­na­tional news. Us­ing the search phrase “cy­cle around the world” brings up plenty of hits. Clearly it was not only Mr Len­nie who felt moved to at­tempt this.

How­ever, so far I have not found his name among the oth­ers. For de­tails, search trove.nla.gov.au. Syl­cec

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