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Where were you born? Where have you lived?
Tue 16-Jun-15
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Sooliz
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I wonder if any of us ever unknowingly crossed paths before meeting on here?  I know TA has lived and worked in places close to where husband and I have lived, and Iris has mentioned this morning her great-grandparents came from the place we visited today.  So I thought it might be an idea for us to say where we were born and the places we have lived.

To start the ball rolling......I was born in Hillingdon, Middlesex (no need to say the year big_laugh ). 

When I was 6 or 7 we moved to Gibraltar for 2 years (father was in the RAF).

Then back to Hillingdon/Yiewsley/Cowley/Hayes/Uxbridge - all in Middlesex.

Met OH and moved to Northampton, stayed there for about 25 years.

and then our final home.....Somerset.

 

How about you?

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Tue 16-Jun-15
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Thanks for the new topic, Sue.

I was born in Bristol where my parents kept a pub.  I lived there until I went off to college in London for two years.  After I finished my course, I returned home for two years until my parents retired.  They had bought a cottage in a village outside Bristol, near my Dad's sister.  Three weeks after they moved in I got married.  OH and I lived in the same village until 1986 when we decamped to Cornwall. Both sets of our parents had died so we could follow our dream of having a house with some land.  I realised when studying in London that I am definitely not a city girl laugh

Tue 16-Jun-15
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Oh, I forgot.....we also lived in Croydon, Surrey for a while before we went to Gibraltar.  And when we came back from there, we initially moved in with paternal grandparents on a farm near Winchester, Hampshire.

Despite living in towns for most of my life, I'm definitely not a city girl either, Iris.....country girl through and through.  laugh

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Tue 16-Jun-15
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How long have you got! Was born in Portsmouth, then moved to Beck Row, where Hannah lives now. Father posted Overseas, invalided back, moved to Gillingham, then Bristol. Father posted to Scotland, Aberdour. Then posted to Lakenheath, in Suffolk. Went to Halstead in Essex to do my Nursery Nurse Training.  Two Years later got a Job as Staff Nurse, in a Childrens Convalescent Home, near Reading. Went into the WAAFS, posted to Northern Ireland, then to Egypt, then on to Iraq. Married in Iraq. Went to live in Sutton Surry where Husband's Parents lived. Then moved to Wick, in Scotland, where my Parents lived. Husband, re joined Forces, went to live in Emsworth Surrey, then Portsmouth. Then Germany, for 2 and a half Years. Back to Aberdour, where Parents now lived. Down to Rugby, then Stratford on Avon. Then back to Germany for another Tour of Duty. Then my Husband traded me in for a newer Model, came back to Carlisle where my Brother gave me a Home. Father, was working in Donibristle Fife, so came up to be near him, and eventually landed in Kirkcaldy, where I have been ever  since.  Am now out of breath,. but feel Ihave left out a few Places!

Tue 16-Jun-15
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Forgot, Robin, my eldest was born in MAYDAY Hospital Croydon.

Tue 16-Jun-15
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I was born in Enfield, north of London.

Married OH and moved to Hertfordshire.

Three years later moved to Hampshire.

Two years later, moved to Prestbury, near Macclesfield, in Cheshire.

Four years later, we moved to Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire. We stayed there for 23 years before moving to where we are now, in Wiltshire. However, while in Sonning, we took four years out, when the children were teenagers, and moved to The Hague, Holland.

We bought our house in France fourteen years ago.

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Live life to express, not to impress
Don't strive to make your presence noticed
Just make your absence felt"
Tue 16-Jun-15
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I was born in Prestbury, in the years when rationing was still in force  but we lived in Manchester, then moved to Oldham when I was three and from Oldham to St Albans, then to Clare, Suffolk when I was 10 , where I lived for 9 years before I moved out and married, then to Haverhill, and on to Kedington Suffolk, then to Buckingham (town of) , and after being made redundant, to Crook of Devon Scotland, back to Suffolk after 7 years, and that's where I am now. I worked out with the various stints I have lived more of my life in Suffolk than anywhere else.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Wed 17-Jun-15
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Hannah, we had our honeymoon in Clare!

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I walked past where Hannah lives now, on my way to School.

Wed 17-Jun-15
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It is a small world, already we have three connections to places we have lived in or have celebrated in.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Sun 21-Jun-15
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I don't know where I was born, my adoption papers say Bromley, but not sure about that, the first place I know I lived was Biscester where I think my dad was stationed while in the army, but again, not sure, my brother ( who is my parents true child)was born in Biscester, we then moved to York, where they then had my sister. We moved to South Milford after she was born and my mum ran the village shop. When she died, we moved back to York and lived there until my dad remarried. Then moved to the Isle of Wight ( I was 17 at this point). Hated it and ran away back to York. Lived in various places in York until I moved to Thirsk at the age of 25, lived there until I moved in with Mike around 15 years ago. Now live about 10 miles south of York.  So although not Yorkshire born, I'm near enough pure Yorkshire bred.

oh, did a year stint in Norwich when I was working for Aviva.

Sun 21-Jun-15
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Adding my part to the Cheshire/Manchester connection, I was born on the Wirral, grew up in Ellesmere Port, just to the north of Chester. I went to university in Manchester then  worked in north wales for 10 years then moved to Aberystwyth for a couple of years to do a postgrad degree. After that I moved to Coventry (10 years ago now) and I'm still here.

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Tue 14-Jul-15
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I was born in Ipswich Suffolk moving to Hadleigh Suffolk aged 18months. Lived there till age 22 then Shotley and Washbrook Suffolk till 1983

Moved to Southend Essex for a while, then Walney Island & Barrow in Furness Cumbria ending my North West residence at Morecambe in 1986.

Returned south to Colchester, Stanway and Wivenhoe Essex until 2000.
 Finally back home to a small hamlet near Wickham Market Suffolk....no more moves intended.

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Love Suffolk Bobby, I started School  in Mildenhall.

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