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Pursuing the Parkfield

Findmypast announces new additions to their record collections every Friday. This past Friday (January 13th) brought an unexpected surprise – a newspaper titled Lloyd’s List. 792 more words


Happy New Year from GWR...

Just brilliant.

So, I have to an early task to complete in Bristol before heading to London. I’m already expecting chaos due to the tube strike which I was convinced would be postponed, so had spent a chunk of Sunday evening rearranging meetings… 234 more words


I'm on the train...

I’m travelling to Manchester on a Virgin Cross Country service from Bristol Temple Meads. I don’t get to travel by train very often these days (and when I do, it’s usually by Great Western to London) so this is something of a novelty to me. 374 more words


Late harvest hampers Saskatchewan’s beer-worthy barley crop

Saskatchewan’s late harvest is impacting many – from farmers to beer lovers.

Barley, a key ingredient in most beer, has suffered through wet weather during key periods for the past two or three years, according to Viv Jones, brewmaster with… 225 more words


The Farmer's Boy

Just like most folk a substantial proportion of my nineteenth century kindred worked the land, mainly in back-breaking drudgery, and pretty much until they dropped. Some managed to scratch a living on farms even into the twentieth century (perhaps even into this one, though I don’t know of any). 772 more words

Family History

Great Western, Steam Whistle earn court injunction in Alberta beer battle

An injunction has been granted after two Canadian brewing companies filed constitutional challenges over the Alberta government’s markup on out-of-province beer.

The markup was set to $1.25 per litre on Aug. 178 more words


Lil' Western electrification

As a result of “scrutiny from the Hendy review”, rail minister Paul Maynard has decided to “defer” electrification projects that are part of the ‘£2.8 billion’ programme of work along the Great Western route, between… 360 more words