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Poor Law Records make sad reading

My paternal grandfather and six of his brothers all migrated from their small Wiltshire village to London, probably to find work, during the second half of the 19th century. I was going through the Westminster Poor Law records to see if I could discover the fates of...

A Very Special Cabinet

One of my mother’s most treasured possessions was a small wooden wall cabinet which her father, John, had made for her mother, Mary Ann. My grandmother was extremely proud of it and used it for storing her little private oddments. In her turn, my mother kept her own...