It’s a bumper edition of the Widows of Tounson Almshouses this month. Four censuses to cover. It’s been useful to know that this year is the 150th anniversary of the introduction of the Census. The genealogy magazine Who Do Yoo Think You Are is writing about each census year. The current July edition has reached… Read More The Widows of Tounson Part 3 – 1841-1871
Yes, these rhododendrons at Bowood are a wonderful sight, the image taken in the gardens on a recent visit. But this blog is actually about something else; I’m celebrating another blooming wonderful thing. This is about a book which has been six years in the making – seeds sown in 2015 and now coming into… Read More Blooming marvellous!
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