Monthly Archives: April 2015

In Deep with the Book of Me – May Prompt 2015

Today is the month 5 of what is going to be a 12 month project. On the 1st of the month, at around 12.30 am UK time I will release the prompt for that month’s In Deep with the Book … Continue reading

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Going In-Depth – April Issue

The April issue is OUT and the Across the Pond column continues with the featured look at occupations, especially those carried out in the City of London. The March issue looks at the Worshipful Company of Grocers and can be found on … Continue reading

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E is for Elstead Mill

This lovely building, once a mill still stands, and is now a rather lovely and authentic public house in the rural Surrey village of Elstead. I have an ancestor, Sarah Ellis (nee Hall), born in London who moved to Elstead … Continue reading

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D is for Dennis

Anyone who lives in the Guildford area will be familiar with the business of Dennis Brothers. Originally from Devon the brothers moved to Guildford and set about building bicycle spares. A few years ago I spotted this ashtray, which does … Continue reading

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C is for Compton

Compton is such a pretty village. My Great Aunt lived in the next village and on occasions we would walk from Farncombe to Compton Church Once there we would sit in the pews for a rest, then wander around the … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge – Book of Me C is for….Collaboration and Collateral

By coincidence I am back from the Guild of One-Name Studies conference. The theme was Collaboration. Cooperation. Communication. Which sums up nicely researching in the twenty first century. There were various presentations throughout the three day event and I presented … Continue reading

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B is for Bramley

A lovely little village on the main A281 out of Guildford towards the Sussex border. Early on in my career I worked in this cute village. That though, was not my only link to the village. My 5 x Great … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge – Book of Me – B is for Birthday Book

Back in the Spring of 1990 I was visiting an elderly relative, who was the first Cousin of my Grandfather. Their Grandmother was Caroline Ellis (1844 – 1935) of Puttenham, who was my Great Great Grandmother The cousin’s daughter had … Continue reading

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A is for Aldershot

My first choice for A was in fact Alfold. I have a rather lovely postcard of this Surrey village which is close to the Sussex border. My filing system has become flawed! and so I have substituted with Aldershot. Aldershot … Continue reading

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