I’ve recently signed up to a new service, Walk My Past, run by Abbie Allen from South Australia. It offers genealogical help to people from all over the world – you can ask for help and/or sign up as a Genie so you can help others. I’ve signed up as a Genie – I’m always interested in other people’s research and it keeps my hand … Continue reading Walk My Past
I found this photo of Mr Grice in one of my Great Aunt Joy’s albums and thought he looked like an interesting character. I have managed to find a little bit about him – so this won’t be a particularly wordless post! I know the photo was taken in either Bournemouth or Poole, so I searched for the surname Grice in those areas of Hampshire … Continue reading (Not So) Wordless Wednesday – Mr Grice
On my earlier visit to Basford Cemetery I found two headstones relating to my Jowetts. The first was that of my 2x Great Uncle, William Jowett William is the son of my 3x Great Grandparents, Edmund Jowett and Sarah (nee Morton). I don’t have a birth certificate for him, but I do have his baptism, which took place on the 26th February 1854 at Wilne, … Continue reading A Jowett Burial in Basford Cemetery
Ships at anchor in Portland Harbour, Dorset. There’s no date on these, but I think they were taken around 1938-1942. So it was either in wartime, or during preparations for war – frightening times for Great Aunt Joy. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Portland Harbour
Quite some years ago my Great Aunt Joy gave me a gorgeous Nottingham lace bedspread that had been designed by her Grandfather, William Bucknall (1861-1937). Joy thought it had been made for display at a London exhibition, but was unsure of any details and I haven’t yet been able to place it. I’ve since found out about as much as I can about him, all … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Grandpa Bucknall
My Great Aunt Joy’s sporting exploits . . . Continue reading Wordless Wednesday … Sporting Times!
A selection of photos from my Great Aunt Joy’s albums – all related to the Second World War. Again, sadly, I don’t know who they are. Continue reading Wordless Wednesday … During World War Two
There are a couple of websites that have set out to document burials and graves in cemeteries worldwide and make them searchable online. I’ve been a member of both of them for a good while, but haven’t ever contributed or used them extensively. I went into Nottingham the other week for a talk at the archives, so I took the opportunity to go a bit … Continue reading A Cemetery Visit ….