Where Were You Grandparents Born?

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Maternal:
Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada

Paternal
Edmonton, Middlesex
Tylorstown, South Wales
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The fannies of my great grand parents, as far as I can tell.
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Greatest Cockney Rip Off wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:56 am Do the London areas of Kilburn, Cricklewood, Neasden and Harlsden mean anything to you? Huge Irish areas of London as well as Camden Town and Tottenham.




Also Birmingham and Luton had huge Irish communities too. You have to remember Ireland in the 40s, 50s and 60s really had nothing to offer the general population much in the way of employment so the UK and America were the destinations for young people at the time.



Understandable, Cork people usually prefer Murphy's which is brewed in Cork and has a sweeter taste than Guinness.
Leeds has a massive Irish contingent, too.

In short, they came to wherever they were needed to build the road and rails...or even dig the canals.
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I think another aspect is that the population of Greater London is more than the combined populations of Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Manchester AND Liverpool so the Irish contingent don't stand out as much as it does in other places.

London is, along with New York, the most multi cultural city on the planet.

Add to that that West Ham was traditionally a white Working class club of which Irish ancestry is/was a major part.
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Paternal Grandfather: Swansea
Paternal Grandmother: India ... Calcutta, I think

Maternal Grandfather: Inverness
Maternal Grandmother: Either Manor Park or Forest Gate
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Clucking Bell wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 4:38 pm Paternal Grandfather: Swansea
Paternal Grandmother: India ... Calcutta, I think
He thought she sounded Welsh...
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M
Romford
Manor Park

P
Islington
West Ham

6 out of 8 great grand parents are Irish but not good enough for a Brexit busting passport. :furrow:
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Paternal:
Leytonstone & Liverpool
Maternal:
Solihull & Yerevan

Not quite sure how I eneded up in Hereford!
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Shabu wrote: Fri Jul 01, 2022 9:27 pm London is, along with New York, the most multi cultural city on the planet.
Just did a quick Google search and the the general consensus seems to be that Toronto is the most multi cultural city.
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Greatest Hits Vol1 wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:31 pm Just did a quick Google search and the the general consensus seems to be that Toronto is the most multi cultural city.
They've nudged Hong Hong out of the top 3 but how many people from the Isle of Man live in Toronto?
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New York
London

Paris
Munich
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Rio wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:19 pm New York
London

Paris
Munich
Wasn’t that on the back of Del Boy’s Robin Reliant?

I’m Welsh born but out of an English woman’s body. Dad was as Welsh as they came and Mum a Manc from Cockney parents. I consider myself a Welsh Mancunian.
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btajim - mcfc wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:30 pm Wasn’t that on the back of Del Boy’s Robin Reliant?
No, that was words from the song. 'Pop Music' by 'M'.
Del's Reliant Regal (not Robin) Supervan II or III, had New York, Paris & Peckham on the side & back of it.


I’m Welsh born but out of an English woman’s body. Dad was as Welsh as they came and Mum a Manc from Cockney parents. I consider myself a Welsh Mancunian.
Admit it Jim, you're half Cockney, mate..
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AnthraxDave wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 7:11 pmSolihull & Yerevan
That’s the most exotic yet, what’s the backstory?
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pablo jaye wrote: Thu Jun 30, 2022 11:31 pm Paternal Grandma - Portsmouth died 1996 aged 80
Paternal Grandad - Portsmouth died 2014 aged 99
Maternal Grandma - Chesterfield died 2015 aged 90
Maternal Grandad - Portsmouth aged 102, still going strong!
Good stock that Pab.

I reckon you're looking at 110.
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paternal

gf warsaw
gm no idea


maternal

gf / gm lithuania
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London
Malaysia

Hastings
Hastings
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Samba wrote: Sun Jul 03, 2022 3:22 am Admit it Jim, you're half Cockney, mate..
Mum’s Manc to Cockneys and dad was Welsh. I only moved to Manchester itself in my late teens. I lived in London for longer.

I’ll stay where I am for a while with a plan to wind life down in Wales. I’d live there now but it’s just too slow.
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Maternal

Nan - Alton, Hampshire
Grandad - rural Essex

Paternal

Nan - rural Essex
Grandad - rural Essex
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Rio wrote: Sat Jul 02, 2022 8:19 pm New York
London

Paris
Munich
Everyone's talking about pop music.
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