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Priests and Lawyers of London - the 4th Generation

This post is about the children of Thomas Rowsell (1772-1846) and Frances Hall (1786-1871), who were the fourth generation of the Rowsells of Lambeth. I already wrote about Thomas’s son from his previous marriage to… 664 more words


Beccles woodturner

The August edition of Suffolk Magazine see’s me visit professional woodturner (all around nice guy) Andy Coates in his wonderful workshop in Beccles.

If you’ve looking for a superb piece of artwork or indeed fancy visiting a real craftsman, then be sure to visit Andy at his workshop


The Long Way Home - Paris and Beccles and London

In ten minutes we commence our descent into Sydney Airport. We have travelled a long way since leaving home in May. Not just in distance but in personal achievement. 1,447 more words


Beccles Lido

Clarry had somehow found out about a lido at Beccles and was determined that we should visit. I was sceptical. The lido near my childhood home in Birmingham was unheated and the very word “lido” still induces a shiver of remembrance. 159 more words



Out-thought, outfought and out-gunned
Pinned down in a mental trench
With ammo running low
And the supply train backed up
Several miles away
Behind those hills… 233 more words


My Father: An Introduction

My father, Harry William Roberts, was the son of Henry William Roberts and Charlotte Frost. He was born in Beccles, Suffolk, England, in 1919, midway through an influenza pandemic that swept through great portions of Europe and the world. 553 more words



Writer, Inventor and conservationist, John Muir once said: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.”

Sometimes it’s great just to immerse yourself in the beauty of nature; in the immense detail in a single flower, in the power of running water, in the enormity of the skies, in the smell just after it’s rained on a hot day. 151 more words