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It is a year since I last wrote about the house at 29 Surrey Street that used to belong to my family. 796 more words

Local History

7 Derelict Buildings of Belfast

From schools to churches, shopping malls to hospitals, Belfast boasts a number of derelict sites that are ‘abandoned in plain sight’.¬†Several of such locations are detailed below, each of which is visible from main roads or public walkways. 993 more words

Northern Ireland

Board of Ordnance, Gun Barrel Proof House, The Tower, Bagot Street, Birmingham

For most of the 18th century, muskets ordered from Birmingham contractors by the Ordnance Board were either proof tested to the Tower standard, within the grounds of the gun maker by an Ordnance Board inspector, or taken to London to be proved.1… 1,607 more words

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Behind the Scenes Postlude: An Adobe Brick from a Workman House Tunnel?

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Many historic houses have their variations on certain mysteries, be they spirits, ghosts and the supernatural; hidden and buried treasure; or concealed passageways, secret rooms, or hidden tunnels.  833 more words

Historic Site

Getting the most out of TROVE

Here’s your chance to join us at the Geelong Family History Group meeting on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 7.30 pm – Belmont Library meeting room, High Street, Belmont. 61 more words

Family History

Honor Roll Project: Norwalk, CT - World War I (part 4)

In recognition of those who have served our country in the military, Heather Wilkinson Rojo of the Nutfield Genealogy blog started the Honor Roll Project… 639 more words


The Scent of Lilacs

Lilacs in bloom.

At this New Hampshire farm, the state flower & bird can be found on the grounds, fragrant licacs & beautiful purple finches. The scent of the lilacs permeates the air, gently reminding you that summer is fast approaching. 314 more words