Black Sheep Sunday – An Interesting Discovery…

  I’ve been trying to find some of the resources I’ve been missing for my 3x Great Grandparents, Mark Wood and Elizabeth Cope – one of these is the 1851 census return. After trying some different search techniques and filtering I finally found Mark Wood living on his own, but still noted as married, in Two Gates, Warwickshire. So where were his wife and children? … Continue reading Black Sheep Sunday – An Interesting Discovery…

Those Places Thursday – Woodyard Lane

  Woodyard Lane- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection. I recently came across a short article by the Nottingham Hidden History Team¬†entitled “A Look around Wollaton in the Early 1900s“. ¬†The article mentions Woodyard Lane, which brought back some memories of time spent along there when I was (much!) younger. Woodyard Lane runs across the back of my Grandparent’s home on Elstree Drive, crosses the … Continue reading Those Places Thursday – Woodyard Lane