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The Mad Magician

This article is a testament to the ‘team’ on Family Tree Forum. From a tiny snippet of vague information which I offered, they unravelled this intriguing tale of a man who rose from unpromising beginnings, to become one of the most feted members of the...

The Manorial Holdens

July 2009Housing the Nation The Manorial Holdens My Childhood Home Grandad Built Our House The Poor and Indigent Poor Law Records make sad reading Almshouses Beerhouse Keepers The Family Craft A Very Special Cabinet The County Town of Lewes When I started my family...

Hand Loom Weavers

February 2009The Textile Industry Hand Loom Weavers Concrete and Old Lace Ribbon Weaving The Tailor of Barlick Aprons Honiton Lace Imprisoned Tailor Linen Collar Cutters The Treasure Basket Hand loom weaving is an ancient tradition going back certainly to pre-Roman...