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My Unknown Hero

Researching for my book -http://www.amazon.co.uk/THE-LEGEND-OF-GRACE-ROSCOE-ebook/dp/B00JU20NOM/ on the ancestry web sites I was amazed, saddened, proud and delighted all at the same time. I had found, quite early on in my quest of  family history research a hero РHarry Welsby born 1882 in Liverpool. 567 more words

Novel Writing

Remembering to forget

Spurred by Elaine Byrne’s piece in the Guardian, discussed here, I have a longer piece in the Honest Ulsterman, so run over there and have a read.


1914: Fairfield Freezing Works Fancy Dress Ball

One hundred years ago today the Fairfield Freezing Works held a fancy dress ball in the Orange Hall in Ashburton. The men paid three shillings and sixpence each and the women provided the food. 780 more words

Immediately it became black in front of my eyes. This means war….– Friedrich Meinecke

One hundred years ago today, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand (and his wife Sophie), was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist Gavrilo Prinicp.

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