Running out of bandwidth

For the last couple of days we have had no internet access, because we have used up our 2 Gig limit.

This means that we cannot use e-mail or any other services for one week out of four, and so if anyone wonders why we haven’t responded to e-mails etc, that is why.

There seems to be an idea the “broadband” means unlimited access, and so people scoff at complaints about sending e-mails with HTML codes that take up ten times the space of the message text, and things like that. I’ve never looked at YouTube videos that people put in ther blogs, or refer to in e-mails, and newsgroup postings, and we still run out of bandwidth.

Of course part of it is spam, but the fact is that bandwidth is not unlimited, even in these days of high-speed connections.

Killed in air raid on Bristol

17/18 SEPTEMBER 1940.


Central Division

At 83 Mina Road, St.Werburgh’s

COOK, Isabelle Niven (67) Widow of Alfred Rowland Cook.

COOK, Ivy Gladys (27) of 23 Stroud Road, Patchway. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pike of Teddington, Middx. Wife of William John Tod Cook.

COOK, Rowland John (6m) of 23 Stroud Road, Patchway. Son of William John Tod and Ivy Gladys Cook. Died 1/12/40 at Bristol Royal Infirmary.

COOK, William John Tod (32) of 23 Stroud Road, Patchway. Son of Alfred Rowland and Isabelle Niven Cook. Husband of Ivy Gladys Cook. Died 17/9/40 at Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Isabella Niven Cook was the mother of Margaret Annie Tod Cook (1905-1970) who married Donald Alfred Hayes (1906-1971)m who were in turn the parents of Roger John Hayes (1935-1999).

Growden in Western Australia

Some time ago I noticed in a news item a reference to a Growden Street in Mereddin, WA.

I wrote to ask if there was any information about the origin of the name, and received this from the Mereddin public library:

In case no one has got back to you, Growden Street was named after Frederick William Growden. He was the first chairman of the Merredin Roads Board, when it was established in 1911. The Roads Boards were the first local governments, and as their name suggests, their main role originally was the construction of local roads. The Roads Boards were replaced in 1961 with the current system of Shire, Town and City councils.

Frederick Growden, with his brother William, were early settlers in the Nangeenan area, in the 1890’s. Nangeenan is 12 km west of Merredin.

It’s not quite clear whether it was Frederick William and William, or just Frederick and William, but it might give a clue about where that branch of the Growden family came from.

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