Biggin Hill Website – Finding People on the Internet

Finding People on the Internet

A number of people from around the world have left messages on our guestbook, inviting old friends and relatives who may still be in Biggin Hill to get in contact if they should see the message. This made us wonder how easy it is to track people if you know their names and location, but don’t know their email address. It must seem strange to those of us new to the internet that there are no national or international registers of email addresses, and that the best way is still to ‘phone someone up or write a letter and ask! After all, nearly everyone using the internet has an email account so surely it is just a matter of getting ISP’s to give someone a list of all their customers…right!?

So suppose you just have someone’s name and their likely place of residence? Having spent a little time investigating this we can’t say it’s an easy job. Bascially there are two kinds of web sites you might try – personal sites with a special interest and search engines or directories of some kind. Of the first category we can recommend you take a look at Cliff Blake’s site if you are trying to find someone who was in the RAF and stationed at Biggin Hill during the war or afterwards.

One very popular directory (at least for Americans) is Bigfoot. This invites you to register for its free email forwarding service. Often, changing an ISP or your job means changing your email address. Bigfoot will forward email sent to your Bigfoot email address to any other email address you like. When you register, you need to tell Bigfoot your name and current email address, and these details are made available for searching.

There are a number of other directories and sites, we have listed a few below to get you started…

Cliff Blake’s Home Page RAF Special Interest, and more… Howard Curtis Web Site Aviation-related links Pilot – the UK General Aviation Magazine Pilot Magazine (includes pilot contact list) /www.bigfoot.com/ Email forwarding and central register www.whowhere.lycos.com/ The Lycos search engine people finder http://alabanza.com/kabacoff/Inter-Links/phone.html A page of links for finding people http://mesa.rrzn.uni-hannover.de/ A “Meta Email Search Agent”… The Aircrew association If you are flying, or has flown in the RAF, Royal Navy, Army

5 thoughts on “Biggin Hill Website – Finding People on the Internet”

  1. I’m looking for John Webb who used to live at 14 Allenby Road Biggin Hill Kent. Used to work at Debenhams in Bromley. 1971-72

  2. I went to BH Primary School from 1948 until 1954 (the building is now Waitrose supermarket on the main road) Names ? Mr Cope the caretaker, Mrs comfort, mrs Bradford, both teachers, and so many names of these who were at BH school with me:
    Frankie Frances, David Inshaw, Jennifer Bowen, Josephine Poole. Christine Ingle, Edwina Abbott – there are so many more. Like me, these classmates will now be well into their 70s.

    1. Hi i went to BH school from 1953, Iam still in contact with Edwina , remember Mr Cope, Mrs Comfort, my teacher was Mr Fisher. great memories. lived in BH untill 1970.

  3. i am looking for female called NIC maybe nicole or nicola dark curly hair around 35-40,slim travelled to ayia nappa cyprus in 2001. i know her from this time when she was around 20. if anyone can help. only thing i remember is a house down a country lane or drive which at the end has a archway or gates

  4. Im trying to find a a friend called Helen Davey who lived in Biggin Hill. Ive searched the internet an cant see where she has gone. We worked together years ago in 1980-1985 and have been to Biggin Hill several times to see if I can find her but it looks so different from what I remember. If you know Helen then please let me know where she is as she meant a lot to me and this covid problem does not help.

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