21st November 2013

Unusual British Epitaphs

Britain’s churchyards are one of the nation’s priceless and unique heritages. Generations of our forebears are commemorated humorously, eccentrically and often anonymously. Epitaphs and inscriptions on […]
20th November 2013

Not a Royalist but ….

…. today in 1947, the 21-year-old Princess Elizabeth married her distant cousin, Philip Mountbatten at Westminster Abbey. Created Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of the […]
19th November 2013

The strangest connections….

During my decade in the teaching profession, I have had the pleasure of working with dozens of talented educators who give their heart, soul, dedication, passion […]
18th November 2013

18 November

…. The King’s Cross fire broke out on 18 November 1987 at approximately 19:30 at King’s Cross St. Pancras tube station, a major interchange on the […]
17th November 2013

A little belatedly….

I think I mentioned quite early on in the Family Wise blogging days, that an extra few hours in the day, or an entire extra day […]
16th November 2013

November 15 and 16 …. two days at Kew

For the first time in a very long while, yesterday I actually managed to spend a day doing research at The National Archives. It was not […]
15th November 2013

A mathematical connection

November 15 is the 319th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar… Can you believe it? There are only 46 days remaining until the end […]
14th November 2013

The Royle Family….

…. I mean, the Royal Family…. oops! Today is a historical day for our current monarchy. In 1948, Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George) […]
13th November 2013

Bull-running and mayoral elections

This was formerly the date of the Stamford Bull-Running. According to local tradition, the custom dated from the time of King John when William de Warenne, […]