Tag Archives: family history

What times we’ve lived through.

My grandma’s house was a miner’s cottage in Mapplewell, probably built in the mid to late Victorian period. It was red brick, two up, two down with a toilet in the yard. There was a cellar with a freshwater spring … Continue reading

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Stories Far and Near

I love scandals in the family – preferably in past generations, of course. My dad’s cousin, always known to me as Auntie Bessie, was supposed to have traced the family back to Cornwall in the 1600s whereupon the two distinct … Continue reading

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