And among the junk in one box on a stall I found a marriage certificate ! Who would throw that out !
During this year I have found & added an enormous amount of Old Photos to my collection, lots still I have not scanned. Among these an astonishing amount of CDV’s (Carte de Visite) which I adore ! They are even more super when they have a name and/or […]
I am still catching up on scanning of the old photos that I have acquired this summer, lots of them are CDV cards, they are time consuming because I always scan the backs too. Some of the Photographers had wonderful designs, especially if they lived & worked in […]
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 […]
I found this lovely Wedding photo recently, and tucked inside was a local Christchurch newspaper clipping about the marriage..What luck !Have found the marriage in the records… 1) William R Dickens to Margaret N E Morgan in December 1955 at Christchurch Priory, a beautiful place to get married….We […]
This amazing and wonderful old photo we found just after moving to Beaminster, in a fabulous old antique shop down near the coast, it was mostly full of ‘junk’ but I love places like that, lots of dirt and dust, stuff all piled up, such a treasure trove […]
UPDATE 2nd June 2016 A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely chap called Mark from Burke’s Peerage, he had spotted my blog about Francis Phillip Bedingfeld and knew the descendants. Link here to Burke’s Peerage website http://www.burkespeerage.com/ So after several emails back and forth, […]