A Forgotten Medal

November 29th, 2011 by

In most families things get passed down from generation to generation. These maybe such things as bibles, china, pictures, books, clothing, photographs etc. In all probability we can best describe these items as family memorabilia or family heirlooms. After my mother died so it was with me, in amongst a small box of costume jewellery was an old blackly tarnished silver medal.

Read more...

Poppy Thoughts

November 29th, 2011 by

I am part of that generation, a teenager at the end of the 60s, student life in the early and mid 70s, that shunned poppy wearing. It all felt a bit like remembering war was close to glorifying it, and as I recall, we all wanted to ..”give peace a chance”.

Read more...

Nonconformist Records

November 29th, 2011 by

For many family historians tracing ancestors is a labour of love, however this can easily turn to frustration when they can not find the details of someone they know ‘is there’ but despite their best efforts come up against a ‘brick wall’. If you cannot find the individual you are looking for in Parish Registers – try looking at Nonconformist records.

Read more...