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, […]
12th November 2013

The Samaritans …. and acrobatic performances

Reverend Edward Chad Varah was born on this day in 1911 in the town of Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire. His parents, William Edward Varah and Mary Atkinson, married […]