London Tells Her Story. Part 2.

Thought I would leave you with Part 2…. before we go off in the Motorhome for a couple weeks to Cornwall to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary, Part 3 when we come back………………. Continued……………………. Yet it is little more than a century since the chief roads into London […]

London Tells Her Story 1837-1937

Part One…I came across this lovely book at a Car Boot sale (where else?)   ‘London Tells Her Story’ by Walter G. Bell. This book was first published in October 1938…… whatever would Walter think of London now I wonder? The last chapter in the Book is titled […]

Purley..My Early Years

Purley Was A Wonderful Place to Grow up I have been thinking about writing a Blog telling & showing you something of  Purley, Berkshire (now known as Purley on Thames) for quite a while now, since chatting to @old postcards on Twitter about it. So here goes…This is […]

Cornwall Holiday in March

We have just returned from a wonderful week in Cornwall, what a fabulous time of the year to visit, just before it all gets too busy with Easter tourists and Children on holiday from School, and before all the lovely spring Daffodils fade, the Hedgerows and Steep Banks […]

Cure for Gout & Summer Drinks

This last month has gone whizzing by, at last I have managed to write this next Blog, its about a mixture of things from 1753 recipe Book, Lemonade & Turkish Sherbet, which I am sure would taste lovely now and something else that I suspect wouldn’t taste so […]

The Chiddicks Family Tree

Every Family has a story to tell..........Welcome to mine

Genealogy Certification: My Personal Journal

a journal about my experiences becoming a certified genealogist

Somerset & Dorset Family History Society

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Beaminster Museum

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the rescued photo

discovering the story it tells


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