1st January 2014

New Year Womble – challenge

Wow – words fail me! New Year Womble died aged 95 on 19 December 1948 in North Carolina! So, who can find Orinoco Womble, Great Uncle […]
1st January 2014

New Year …. New resources

From 1 January 2014, the Daily Telegraph has been made available to view and read from one hundred years ago. Today’s edition includes coverage of the New Year’s […]
31st December 2013

New Year’s Honours

The New Year’s Honours List looks long and once again, full of very worthy individuals who have done some amazing work. However, a small part of […]
30th December 2013

Have you made your genealogical New Year’s Resolutions?

I have never been a great one for making resolutions of any kind at any juncture. However, New Year is certainly a good time to look […]
29th December 2013

When does Christmas officially end?

It’s now Sunday 29 December. Many people will already be back at work – some won’t really have taken a break over Christmas – and others […]
28th December 2013

Fruit and veg

From animals yesterday, to fruit and vegetables today…. Firstly, Strawberry. How many Strawberries were born in England prior to 1900? It would seem just four. Strawberry […]
27th December 2013

Working with animals

I have often thought that working with animals was a rather strange choice of occupation. No…. I don’t mean training to be a vet, but working […]
26th December 2013

What is the meaning of today, Boxing Day?

Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a ‘Christmas box’, from their bosses or employers. […]
25th December 2013

And the answer is….

…. the Reindeer murdered the Elf, Out in the Snow, on 20th December, because he opened my advent calendar! We were overwhelmed with the number of […]