Sunday nights won’t be the same again. Over 13 million people will be tuning in tonight for the final episode of Line of Duty series 6 . Maybe the final final. Never has a TV drama series produced such a response from viewers. It’s amazing how the LOD cult has developed over the decade since… Read More Who is H?
These censuses show that nine women lived in the Almshouses at this time. Note that the address of the Almshouses varies from census to census – Kingsbury Street, The Green and Church Street. Census 1891 Almshouses, The Green Susan Smith, 62, born Corsham, 1829 Mary Abigail Flay, 85 born London,1806 Mary Ann Nutty, 71, born… Read More The Eight Widows of Tounson Almshouses – Part 2
Online research can take you in many directions, often deviating down minor roads and paths away from the route you thought you were taking – the subject you are studying. And so, as I clicked through pages of the Devizes and Wiltshire Gazette of 1890 on the British Newspaper Archive (BNA) looking for news of… Read More Llanerch Colliery disaster 1890
Who doesn’t love a hedgehog? Well, not everyone, so it seems. Why did Tudors kill so much wildlife? Hedgehogs have been on my mind these past few weeks. While having yet another clearout/tidyup/rearranging of stuff in my study, I came across a folder of my father’s poems –hundreds of them from the 70s and 80s.… Read More Log your hog
I have been obsessed with this picture ever since I came across it while researching my history of C. & T. Harris book. It was taken in 1900 by the Rev Robert Wheeler, who was minister of Calne Free Church for fifty years, and lived at No 1 The Green, opposite the Almshouses where the… Read More The Eight Widows of Tounson Almshouses – Part 1
A newspaper or a book! Pleased to hear that another anthology of 100 flash fiction stories is being published by Christopher Fielden, and that one of mine has been accepted again. This time the stories are all inspired by news items, hence the title Topically Challenged Volume 1. About My story is called ‘Your call… Read More What’s black and white and red all over?