Martha Brown Hanging 160 years on

On this date 160 years ago at just a few minutes after 8am Elizabeth Martha Brown was hanged at the entrance to Dorchester Gaol…. I wrote this blog back in 2011, after a book I had just read about Martha Brown, by Nicola Thorne (Rosemary Ellerback) Martha was the last woman to be publicly hanged…

Sarah Simmonds Family Bible (Sarah Cant)

Praise ye the Lord On our way back from our last little trip in the Motorhome to Sussex, we stopped off at Chichester Sunday Car Boot sale, so pleased we did, cause I found this little gem of a Bible, with Simmonds family details written in. I always look inside Bibles when I see them…

Snapshots from a 1920’s Album

At a Car Boot sale last summer I came across 7 old photo album pages in a tatty box under a sellers table, the box was awful and very damp and mouldy and so were the grey loose pages, but the snapshots that were glued onto the pages looked interesting. The seller said that the…