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The execution of John Reynolds, 1833

In early June 1833 Michael Faley landed in Liverpool from Ireland.[1] He was there amongst the thousands of Irish workers who came over to Britain every summer for seasonal work on the farms. 996 more words


Aston's First Christmas 2016

This post is a couple of weeks late but I finally have the time to share about our Christmas for 2016. It was a very special Christmas being Aston’s first one. 979 more words


WW1 photo postcard sent to the HANDS family - are you connected?

At a recent postcard fair in Surrey I found and bought a lovely photographic postcard showing a group, with several of the men in uniform. 377 more words

World War 1

Aston Villa Agrees To Sell Rudy Gestede To Middlesbrough For £6 Million

Aston Villa have accepted a £6m bid from Middlesbrough for striker Rudy Gestede.

Steve Bruce said at the weekend that talks had taken place and he was expecting to lose the player. 113 more words


My Little Strawberry

We have spent the week in Hamilton with my family and Aston has been loving it. There is more space for her to explore and crawl around and there are more people for her to play with. 233 more words


30th Dec 1916. Military Cross for Old St Matthew's Boy


The Military Cross has been awarded to Capt Tom Marriott, son of the late Mr J Marriott, who resided at Stratford-on-Avon for nearly 40 years. 1,010 more words

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