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  Find My Past are currently offering free access to their British and Irish family records. The offer is on now and runs until 23.59BST on Monday 26th June so fill your boots! More details here.  

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1940s, Bucknall, Pyne, vintage

Wordless Wednesday – Joy’s 21st Birthday 21st June 1942

  Today would have been my Great-Aunt Joy's 96th birthday so I thought I'd share some photos from her 21st birthday in 1942.

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…

1930s, Bucknall, Pyne, Skegness, Lincolnshire, vintage

Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Holiday

From Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums -  a family holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England 1936.

Freeman, Organising, Overseal, Wood

Tuesday’s Tip – Unsuccessfully organising Myself Part II

Following on from my failure to keep myself organised - the second certificate I ordered was a marriage certificate for my other Great-Grandfather on my paternal line,William Frederick Freeman. The son of George Frederick Freeman, William married Elizabeth Ann Wood on Christmas day 1902. This certificate confirms their marriage date, which I hadn't known before… Continue reading Tuesday’s Tip – Unsuccessfully organising Myself Part II

Bates, Hallam, Jowett, Nottingham

The Nottingham Jowetts

Following my discoveries in Basford cemetery I took advantage of the PDF trial at the GRO (General Register Office) to order the marriage certificate of my Great-Great-Grandmother Theresa Bates and her second husband John Hallam. The certificate proved my Grandmother was correct about Theresa's remarriage; her given name is Jowett & her father's name is Peter Bates which fits… Continue reading The Nottingham Jowetts

Jowett, Nottingham, Nottingham Archives

Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

I haven't done a great deal of research into the Jowett side of my family up to yet, other than a basic gathering of names from the Census and a handful of certificates. Browsing in the Nottinghamshire Archives some time ago I came across a memorial inscription in Basford cemetery, Nottingham for my 2x Great-grandparents Edmund… Continue reading Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery