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    BANGgalore with a Belfast accent....

    Hi lads n ladis,
    They call it incredible India !!!! Believe me they are not wrong,
    just when you think you have seen it all something new pops up.
    I have rode the whole way down the middle off this vast bewildering
    and remarkable country from Amristar , Delhi, Agra, Jhansi, Nagpur,
    Hyderabad, Bangalore and I have never experienced drivers like it,
    road conditions are not too bad, have rode worst in south America,
    its the other road users. Usually it takes me 3 to 4 days to get used
    to riding in a new country, if i stayed here 3 or 4 years I still dont think
    id get used to it, Bus drivers are the worst every other day there
    is a new story of some poor soul being squashed....

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    notice the tyre combo i am running

    Bangalore is a pretty relaxed city with nice temp, I have seen all sides of it
    and all i can say is thank GOD me Ma was born here rather than Agra or
    Delhi, Bangalore has its slums, beggers, touts, poor, middle class, rich,
    very rich and flithy rich and they all live together its very strange to see

    The street markets are an explosion on the senses, there is one beside
    russel market that would put motorworks to shame (thats if they sold
    enfield bits) and as your walking around buying your bits n bobs there are
    these eagles circling above your head that swoop down and pick up
    scraps of chicken that are flung from the market. Believe me you would
    not want to be on acid.

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    As for me research on families past,
    have found loads of stuff
    where my gran worked
    where me Ma was born
    where great granfather is buried
    and loads more info...

    But have to tell you all this when I left Ireland I knew my Gran had a sister
    called Joyce and a step brother called Desmond.
    Well i am now in Trichy, Tamil Nadu. and have been checking out the old
    records here at St John's church and have found a brother and
    sister that no one knew about.

    Mary and Charles, this has knocked me for six...
    Mary died at the aged of 14 days but
    Charles I cant find any record of his death
    so please God I can find more info on him....

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    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
    love n laughter

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    Hi Joe

    Excellent stuff hope your labours bears fruit mate and that you may even meet with yor extended family



    Schultz

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    Sounds like a great trip.


    Pop into the NASA bar in Bangalore and have a beer !

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    Good Man Joe. You must be doing some major research over there.How accurate are their records?
    After looking at some of the programmes on tv about celebs looking for their kin in India it appears that they are quite diligent on record keeping.That should make things easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big fella View Post
    Good Man Joe. You must be doing some major research over there.How accurate are their records?
    After looking at some of the programmes on tv about celebs looking for their kin in India it appears that they are quite diligent on record keeping.That should make things easier.
    Alright Tom me aul mucker,
    Some records are kept well but most where cast
    to the side after 1947, all wedding records at St John's after 1910 to about
    1970 are lost. The grave yard is in a right state, found Mr Edmund Thomas
    Davis Jones gravestone holding up the water pipe to feed the bananas..

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    Travel is fatal to hatred, bigotry and prejudice.
    love n laughter

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    Fantastic stuff
    We should learn from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism. [/I]

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    AH, GIVE US MORE YE BALLAX YE!
    KEEP IT COMING, GREAT STUFF!

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    Quality as usual Joe, keep it up.

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