18th September 2014

In need of opinions

Money is the root of all evil…. You can’t get rich doing that….. It snows in Winter…. Spiders have eight legs …. George Washington was the […]
17th September 2014

Adopted …. in 1789?

In the USA, today is Constitution Day, commemorating the signing of the constitution on 17 September 1787. The document was drawn up by the Constitutional Convention, an […]
16th September 2014

Unusual regional words

Away from the trials and tribulations of recent events, this week we have decided to look into some unusual regional words, located in research documents of […]
15th September 2014

Inaugural Rocket journey

Together with several others built to the same design, the Rocket – a steam locomotive produced by George Stephenson (1781-1848) and his son, Robert (1803-1859) – took part […]
14th September 2014

#37 Thomas Baker of Semley, Wiltshire (1795-1857)

Imagine my delight when I discovered a Baker line in my ancestry and to make it even better, Sarah Alice Baker was born of Thomas Baker […]
13th September 2014

Who lives in a house like this?

Taking some time out of the office, a visit to Poole and Sandbanks, I was almost so relaxed that I forgot to blog today…. good heavens! […]
12th September 2014

Dog rescue – a job for a policewoman?

Blogging every day means we often learn something new. And today, we certainly have! On 12 September 1940, four boys went searching for their dog which […]
10th September 2014

First person charged with drink driving

On this day in 1897, London taxi driver George Smith, an employee of the Electric Cab Company, drove into the frontage of a building on Bond […]
9th September 2014

Extradited to Belgium

In 1987, the headlines reported ‘Liverpool fans to stand trial in Belgium‘. Twenty-five English football fans involved in the Heysel stadium disaster were extradited to Belgium, following […]