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Something a family historian should never have to do…

..is to record the death of their own child. A school friend sent us a letter: I don't think he will mind me sharing a couple of excerpts; "It is only in adulthood (often)that you reflect on the qualities of people. Mark was kind, caring, loyal and understanding in every memory I have of him."… Continue reading Something a family historian should never have to do…

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ancestry, genealogy, Jowett, Uncategorized

Friday’s Faces From The Past

I kept in touch with my Great-Aunt Joy in Australia for many years via airmail. She also had penfriends in many different countries that she’d been corresponding with for many years. I’ve found quite a few photos of them in her albums so I thought I’d share a few via this blog. I have no… Continue reading Friday’s Faces From The Past

1817, Brandreth, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Oliver the Spy, Pentrich, Revolution, Uncategorized

…to go a revolutioning…

  In 2006 I graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in History. I chose to research the so-called 'Pentrich Revolution' as it was local to me and I'd looked at it previously when I was at school. As it's the 200th anniversary of this event today I thought I'd tweak my dissertation introduction… Continue reading …to go a revolutioning…