I’m writing this from a seaside guesthouse in Southend-on-Sea.
After a long drive from Newcastle, my soul was instantly nourished by the sea lapping at the shore and the sun sinking over Southend Pier… 389 more words
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve learned a fair bit about the RNLI lifeboat station at Teddington in London. We’ve talked about the fantastic reception that the little guys received… 622 more words
In last week’s blog post, we talked about the fantastic welcome that the crew received at Teddington lifeboat station. And I promised to tell you this week about our tour of this most unusual of lifeboat stations, hidden away in the base of a block of flats on the bank of the River Thames. 733 more words
Alice Catherine Cleaver, 22, had worked as a nursemaid for wealthy English families since her teen years. In 1912, young Montreal millionaires Hudson and Bess Allison hired her to look after their children, two-year-old Loraine and eleven-month-old Trevor. 563 more words