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Jack and Herbert Gillingham: Civilian War Dead

Edward Jack Gillingham 1902-1940, works labourer and war reserve constable of Southend on Sea, Essex.

Herbert Stanley Gillingham 1906-1941, plasterer, of Ilford, Essex.

Brothers, and my cousins three times removed. 882 more words

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Joseph Leonard Downing: Another Bigamist Ancestor

Joseph Leonard Downing 1888-1961

Boot maker of Southend, London, Dover and Reading, and my third great grandfather.

Joseph is a relative that I still have many unanswered questions about – so you may find this post resurfaces in future with some updates. 912 more words

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Herbert Arthur Durham (1880-1952)

I added a new page on Herbert Arthur Durham, who was the manager of Old Country Tea Rooms in 1915 and 1916. He lived at… 12 more words

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"The Story of Spanish" Book Review

I moved to Spain. After two years of saying I would do it, I’m here. I’m in Galicia teaching English to elementary and middle school kids, living on my own for the first time, and getting to experience a brand new country. 1,074 more words

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Blood Brothers

I received a free Kindle copy of Blood Brothers by Deanne Stillman courtesy of Net Galley and Simon & Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my nonfiction book review blog. 162 more words

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Hungerford Literary Festival: Simon Fenwick on Joan Leigh Fermor

I had a pleasant birthday weekend: a five-mile country walk with some foraging of sloes, reading in the armchair with the cat, catching up with… 938 more words

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Ali - A Life by Jonathan Eig

I saw an excellently priced copy of Ali – A Life by Jonathan Eig at Big W.
It looks like it will be the standard biography of a landmark figure in 20th century popular culture. 76 more words

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