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Pappa's Childhood (part 4)

More of Mom’s edit of Granddad’s memoir manuscripts. Some of this has been shared here before but presenting in sequence this time.

We only had ice cream when it snowed enough that we could gather it up. 1,293 more words


In the Shadow of Jack the Ripper: The Thames Torso Murders

Perhaps it isn’t a surprise that many other unsolved cases in Victorian London are little more than an afterthought. After all, in comparison to Jack the Ripper, these were all pretty tame, right? 1,776 more words

Unidentified Decedent

Historical Sew Monthly December - Red

December didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it to.

This was supposed to be a fun month for costuming.  Dickens on the Strand the first weekend, then some holiday cheer at my volunteer ranch to follow.   992 more words

Historical Costume

Treasure 47: Plan of proposed railway to Mapperley Colliery

This treasure (Q/RP/2/207) is a plan of a proposed railway to Mapperley Colliery, submitted to the Quarter Sessions Court in 1889 by the Great Northern Railway. 97 more words


Aberdeen Labour Committee (1888 - 1892)

The Aberdeen Labour Committee was formed about the time when the Aberdeen Junior Liberal Association folded in 1888. The key individual was George Gerrie, former Junior Liberal Association Secretary, but there was also George Bisset (President of the Aberdeen Trades Council 1886 – 1888). 252 more words


Aberdeen Junior Liberal Association (1882 - 1888)

The Aberdeen Junior Liberal Association was formed in 1882 and came out of (along-with the Aberdeen Radical Association) the splits between radicals and moderates in the Aberdeen Liberal Association (formed in 1877). 191 more words


Monkey business on the Thames at Horseferry

Benjamin Elliot was appalled to see a ‘monkey boat’* being towed along the Thames at the Horseferry by a tug, seemingly without anyone on board her. 283 more words