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Lest We Forget

For anyone who has grown up in this great country, we know the significance of ANZAC Day and the bonds we share with our New Zealand brothers and sisters. 484 more words

A Postcard From the Past - Cheddleton Flint Mill

Cheddleton Flint Mill is a water mill situated in the village of Cheddleton, Staffordshire, in the picturesque Churnet Valley. With the fast-flowing river Churnet on one side and the Cauldon Canal on the other. 453 more words

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#52Ancestors Maiden Aunt

Aunt Claire

My father’s second eldest sister was about 6 years older than he was.  She lived with my grandparents all her life and she never married.  545 more words


Smugglers' Repose

A recent trip to Robin Hoods Bay meant me travelling north from Pickering along the Whitby road. About halfway between Pickering and Sleights the road circles the Hole of Horcum before dipping down Saltergate bank, around the Devil’s Elbow, and heading on past RAF Fylingdales. 1,768 more words

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British Legion Event Mystery

This photograph turned up recently from my late mother-in-law’s and I am trying to identify the place and time of the event pictured. The only person we know in the photo is my husband’s grandfather George Burgess (1887-1964), who is standing to the right of the standard pole. 109 more words


FV ‘Emulator’

The steam drifter, wood built at Lowestoft in 1904, was bought by Matthew ‘Matty Airy’ CRIMLISK in 1914 when he saw the success ‘Billy Butter’ WATKINSON was having with a similar vessel, … 527 more words



Nellie (Ellen Lydia) was one of my great aunts. I was seven years old when she died, but as she lived all her adult life on the South Coast I never met her. 742 more words

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