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A VC in the family

Autumn 2010My Little Brown Suitcase, Rabbits and Junket Boyhood Wartime Memories Served in WW2 A VC in the family Corporal or Major, OBE or MC ……. or perhaps not? School log books from WW2 Digging for Victory Halifax Explosion of 1917 Newhaven Fort The Clothes Brush...

With a Little Help from My Friends

My husband’s grandma was talking to my husband one day when it was mentioned that I was never to research her side of the family. This threw us and we couldn’t understand why! “There was no father recorded.” My husband said that he wanted me to...

The Ship’s Compass

I have always felt a close connection to my maternal grandfather, Ralph Donovan Williams, although I never actually met him, as he sadly passed away whilst my mum was just a few weeks pregnant with me. However, I’ve been told that he was a very loving family...

Safe and Steady Sam

I decided to draw up a basic family tree for my mother-in-law for her 50th birthday. I had remembered her talking about her grandad being friends with a famous footballer, Samuel Hardy, and that they were related, so I started to research their connection, although my...

Boston

When you say to people the name of my home town, Boston, the first thing they think of is the parish church, St Botolphs, otherwise known as ‘The Stump’. Built in the 12th century, this is the largest parish church in England, with the tower (or ‘stump’)...