Compared to some, my father Jack was an intrepid traveller, thinking nothing of driving through the night to Portugal or Austria in the post-war years. But his love of the road was of a different order to Freya Stark’s who always assumed that any journey was possible, and a God-given right. 246 more words
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Recently some of the team from the Norfolkinww1 team went to the day conference organised by the wonderful Norfolk Record Office.
We had a great time talking to other local history researchers and sharing details of our forthcoming project (details here very soon). 1,328 more words
Based on: Reaney, P H, (ed. Wilson, R M), 1997, Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames, 3rd ed., OUP, Oxford, unless otherwise stated.
Earliest in Andrew’s Kindred: Robert & Elizabeth Lamb, parents of Joseph Lamb, born about 1831, Smethwick, Staffordshire. 181 more words
“Want to buy some Girl Scout cookies?” was a constant plea as I did my errands a couple of weeks ago. It was the last weekend for the annual Girl Scout cookie drive and took me down memory lane of my family’s long history with the Girl Scouts. 964 more words
- This Saturday 25 March, our Local and Family History department will have a stall at the Be Curious festival at the University of Leeds. We were kindly invited by the Brotherton Library’s Special Collections, who have recently made the records of Leeds General Cemetery available online… 745 more words