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Feb 21, 2011: 'Hi, I've been browsing your website and was wondering if you might be able to help me. I'm researching my family history and at the moment I'm trying to concentrate on the Barlows, in particular Barnet Barlow and his family. Barnet was my great grandmothers dad and I know he was a butcher. My great grandmother was called Lillian Annie Barlow and she married Fred Rampton, they spent their married life at Myrtle Cottage, 12 Fairlawn Road, Tadley. On the 1901 census Barnet and family are shown as living at Pamber Common Cottage. I was brought up in Tadley myself and would be interested to know where this is/was. I have attached a copy of the census. I have also attached a photo, I'm not sure who it is or where it was taken, but it came from my nan's (Rosa Saunders, nee Rampton) belongings. Her mother was Lillian Barlow so I'm guessing its probably someone from that family.

I realise this is a long shot but any information/photos you can give me would be greatly appreciated as would help in identifying the lady and location in the photo. Yours sincerely, Mel Skinner'

Hello Mel, You are not reading the 1901 Census correctly. The location is Pamber Common - cottage. It just means a cottage on Pamber Common. I have looked at the next Census sheet and others and the same description seems to have been used throughout the village. I am unable to pinpoint the location but I note on the 1911 Census that Barnet Barlow is next to George Middleton (the village butcher) who lived on the plot of land at the corner of Pamber Heath Road and Burney Bit with the entrance on Pamber Heath Road. The site is now the housing estate named Georgina Gardens. Assuming the Census was taken in order, it means that George and Barnet were neighbours. I can't identify the location in the photo or the lady - it could be George Middleton's property in the background but I am not sure. Best wishes from Raymond

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