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Planning trip to possible ancestral town in SW England, but what to do?

My extremely-uncommon and forever-mispelled last name—Huxham—happens to also be the name of a tiny village right outside of Exeter in SW England. My ancestors left Britain from the port of Plymouth on the other side of Devonshire, so I feel fairly confident this might be where my last name comes from. However, even though I have the means and the desire to visit this hamlet…what do I do there? Just start knocking on doors? Should I contact the parish priest and/or tourism board? [more inside]
posted by huxham on Jan 21, 2014 - 11 answers

Getting started with British inheritance and tax

Would a standard solicitor be the best person to advise? A specialist of some sort? A tax accountant? How to avoid unnecessary fees for work on this that the family can do--for instance, they are already tracking down all the banks with investments. [more inside]
posted by Anwan on Nov 10, 2013 - 5 answers

What all does a "Shadow Secretary" do?

What all does a "Shadow Secretary" do? [more inside]
posted by ArthurBarnhouse on Nov 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Job hunting in London - where do I start?

I'd like to work in London but I have no idea where to start! I'm a British citizen, age 30, but I've grown up in Australia. I'm looking for any kind of work that pays the bills. Policy work would be especially nice (I have some experience there) but temping/office jobs would be fine too. Can you recommend me some agencies and websites where I can start, and also any other hints and tips for first-timers to the London/UK job market! Thank you!
posted by EatMyHat on Sep 26, 2012 - 5 answers

Where can I find art-related social activities during a vacation in London and Edinburgh?

Where can I find art-related social activities during a vacation in London and Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by eeby on May 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Accents across the pond.

Have there been any American actors that have been cast as primary characters on British shows and use a British accent? [more inside]
posted by curious nu on May 6, 2012 - 30 answers

Is late May into June an OK time to visit London?

Is late May into June an OK time to visit London? (I'd like to avoid the peak travel season and wading through crowds of tourists and students on holiday.) [more inside]
posted by eeby on Mar 31, 2012 - 8 answers

Treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War?

History filter: can you point me to sources on the treatment of British POWs during the Crimean War? [more inside]
posted by artemisia on Sep 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Do you know who the Duke of Earl is?

How much awareness do modern UK citizens have of the peerage? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 6, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me remember this kid's book about WWII

What book is this? Kid's fiction set in WWII Britain, featuring a crashed german plane and a salvaged machine gun. [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on May 22, 2010 - 9 answers

how can my absent friend sign a tenancy agreement?

Question about flat rental in England. A friend and I will soon be moving out of our current places and sharing a flat together. I'll need to sign a contract for a flat while he's out of the country. How can we end up in a situation where we're both on the tenancy agreement with equal status, as if he'd been present to sign originally? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on May 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Fawlty Memory: Help me find a TV show.

Looking for the name of a British television documentary series dealing with the social history of Britain as seen through its television comedies. Screened in 2009. [more inside]
posted by DOUBLE A SIDE on Feb 9, 2010 - 6 answers

April tax year advantages?

What are the (unintended) advantages to Britain of having a tax year that starts in April?
posted by devnull on Nov 19, 2009 - 7 answers

I love listening to people from Northern England

Looking for podcasts or radio shows with women talking in Mancunian accents or similar Northern English accents. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Is a 14-year-old girl really fat if she can't fit into a size 10?

Is she fat? A question about a fictional British girl and whether or not she would actually be considered fat. [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Sep 5, 2009 - 15 answers

A Concise History of Britain (book recommendation)

BookFilter: I'm looking for a concise book on the history of Britain (prehistory to modern day), any suggestions?
posted by nam3d on Aug 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Tax advice, UK?

Where can I get good tax advice in the UK? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl on Apr 15, 2009 - 5 answers

Won the war. Lost the war poet.

Help me identity this 1910s/20s/30s British poet (from precious little information). [more inside]
posted by taramosalata on Feb 14, 2009 - 3 answers

Books about the IRA and the "Troubles"

What are the best -- in terms of compelling writing and in terms of comprehensiveness -- books about the "Troubles" between Ireland and the UK over the past 50 or so years? Bonus points if available on Kindle. [more inside]
posted by proj on Dec 14, 2008 - 10 answers

How do credit checks/histories work in the UK?

UK Credit Reports / Histories: I've seen loads of posts referring to the USA system of credit scores, credit histories, etc. but never seen anyone refer to an equivalent UK system. Presumably we have one, but how does it work? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Oct 20, 2008 - 7 answers

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