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Imprisoned Tailor

My great x2 grandfather, Charles Newey, was a master tailor of Exton, Rutland. Charles was born in 1814 in Ghazipur, India, where his father was a quartermaster sergeant in the 17th Foot Leicestershire Regiment. When his father retired in 1819, after twenty six years...

Brewing heritage

October 2008Brewing heritage History of brewing Publican ancestors Brewery workers Taynton cider The Salvation Army Spooky tales The Ghost of Mary Buck Deja Vu Spiritual assistance The fairy house Written fromĀ  material supplied by Margaret in BurtonĀ© Velma Dinkley...

Granny

My granny, Alice Jane Mortlock, was born in Burton on Trent in 1880. She would often visit her aunts, Jane and Kate Mortlock, in London, and told us once that during one of her visits, when she was small, she could remember the newsboys shouting the headline...