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The Five Wives of Benjamin Franklin Hathaway - Part 5: Angeline Evans

Six months after Amy Ann (Shaw) Hathaway’s demise, the 1855 Massachusetts census gives us the following snapshot of the Hathaway household:

Benjn F Hathaway, 47 – Carpenter…

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Family History

Leonard Montague Paskey and a little more about the Paskey family

This month we look at the last of the three Paskey brothers who died as a result of their service during World War One. Leonard had been officially reported as missing at the time that his brother Reginald died in hospital. 1,215 more words

World War 1

Goodbye cruel world, I'm off to join the circus...

While doing the research for our “next” blog post on the history of black theaters in Winston-Salem, in light of the announced closing of the Ringling Brothers circus, I was diverted to another story, the arrival of the Adam Forepaugh Circus in the town of Winston in 1894. 513 more words

Local History


Shippea Hill has been having a bit of publicity recently, with articles in The Guardian and The Daily Mail. It has also got a mention on the Youtube channel. 618 more words

Local History

Rhyl Promenade in its heyday

Rhyl in its tourist heyday!

Three theatres in view. The blue roof of the coliseum on the right, the dome of the Pavilion in the middle and the red brick and grey roof of the Gaiety Theatre next to the swimming baths and the Royal Floral Hall at top left. 28 more words

Rhyl Life

Rhyl: The world's first commercial hovercraft service

One of Rhyl’s claims to fame is that in the early sixties, it was the site of the world’s first commercial hovercraft service between Rhyl and Wallasey. 103 more words

Rhyl Life

Reso Football Team in the early sixties

This terrific photo was posted on Facebook by my old friend Duncan Neild-Siddall, it shows a team of Reso lads ready to play their match on the Rhydwen Close playing fields. 67 more words

Rhyl Life