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The story behind a photo

What stories are evoked by your photos. What memories do they hold? Have your shared your thoughts and memories so future generations know the ‘whole’ picture? For the onlooker the photo below is just a photo of me and my sister but for me it reminds me of so much more. […]

The Workhouse

Many of you researching will find a link to an ancestor that spent time in the Workhouse. Below are various websites with regard to workhouses together with a link to a newspaper article printed today about Bolton Workhouse and a memorial in honour of the paupers buried there. ( links at […]

The heart break of WW1

Great Uncle Harold Scott 1896 to 1917 Articles in the Craven Herald Article: 11 May 1917 SCOTT – April 30th 1917, killed in action in France, Gunner Harold Scott, R.F.A., elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Scott, Skipton, aged 21 years. SKIPTON’S ROLL OF HONOUR – GUNNER HAROLD SCOTT, […]

Photographs

Do you have a pile of photographs carefully handed down from a member of your family? Do you know who they all are? Probably not. Sadly the beautiful sepia photos lovingly kept in that box / suitcase often are just that – photographs – with no clues as to who […]

Railway workers who died in WW1

Do you have a railway worker ancestor? By visiting the National Railway Museum website you may be able to obtain information on your ancestor. Their list of fallen soldiers includes name, rank, railway company and department, railway occupation, and other information. My husbands ancestor – John William Whitfield (15.6.1891 – 9.10.1917) […]