23rd August 2014

Have ethics gone out of the window?

Anyone who has watched the television programme Heir Hunters will realise that the business is all about ‘getting there first’ …. or is it? Being first […]
22nd August 2014

Freaky Friday

452! I can hardly believe it… 452 Squirrel(l)s in 1881. Where did they all sprout from? This nifty piece of software – Surname Atlas – maps […]
21st August 2014

Crazy Thursday

Tortoise keeping has been popular in the UK for a long time and it is estimated that between the years 1969-1972 approximately 480,000 tortoises were imported […]
19th August 2014

Why did he do it?

Today is a sad day, marking the 27th anniversary of what became known as the Hungerford massacre. Gunman Michael Ryan, armed with two semi-automatic rifles and […]
18th August 2014

What do you work for?

It’s a crazy world we live in these days. Who would have been able to foresee, when I was in the Brownies, that in thirty years […]
17th August 2014

#33 Jessamine Maria Gosling (1795-1819)

Sometimes, my ancestors have very interesting and different names. No Elizabeth, Sarah or Ann here…. nope, Jessamine! Jessamine Maria Gosling was born in Farnham on 13 November […]
16th August 2014

How did Cecelia survive?

Twenty-seven years ago today, the Northwest Airlines flight 255 crashed on take-off in Detroit, killing 154 people on board; the sole survivor was a four-year-old girl. […]
15th August 2014

Fabulous, Fantastic, Brilliant Friday….

Many bloggers have days when they write about specific things relating to family, local, social history or whatever. The only day which is sacrosanct here at FWL is […]
14th August 2014

Baptised aged 62?

Baptism was said to be essential to salvation in the Middle Ages and was therefore performed as soon as possible after birth. After the Reformation, the […]