8th August 2014

Middle East – history through headlines

Twenty three years ago, John McCarthy was released in Lebanon after more than five years in captivity. John was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad terrorists in Lebanon […]
7th August 2014

Answer before opening: Where is Porcupine?

No, this isn’t like those Where’s Wally? books! Clearly this little chap is a porcupine but where in England is Porcupine? I didn’t even know that there was […]
6th August 2014

‘Little Boy’

On 6 August 1945, the USA dropped the first atom bomb on the city of Hiroshima in Japan. At 8:15am Japanese time, the atomic bomb (named ‘Little […]
5th August 2014

Maps and photographs in genealogy

When tracing back in time, many people ask: How can I find out more about where my ancestors lived? To do this, electoral registers, directories and parish […]
4th August 2014

Lights out

For the most part, we try to select topics which are not blogged about elsewhere when we put together our daily missives. However today, we simply […]
3rd August 2014

#31 Olive Gosling (1891-1968)

Olive Gosling was my great-aunt on my mother’s side – her father’s, mother’s sister…. She was one of three children of Arthur and Ellen Laura (nee […]
2nd August 2014

Discovered by a charcoal-burner in 1100

William II, King of England (known as William Rufus, because of his red face) was killed by an arrow while hunting in the New Forest on this day in […]
1st August 2014

You know you want to!

Go on…. Why don’t you? It’s not that difficult! Or is it? Some people are so good at it. You could be too. What we do […]
31st July 2014

Struck by lightning

In Stanton Harcourt churchyard stands a stone with the following epitaph, telling a very sad story of this day in 1718: Near this place lie the […]