Category Archives: #50Before50

Wigtown – #50Before50

Languishing on my Before 50 list was a visit to the Wigtown. For those who love to read may well know Wigtown for the being the National book town in Scotland. So when an opportunity to head north of the … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and Platform 9 3/4 – #50Before50

It was by pure chance that I was able to tick off another #50Before50 item. Last year I confirmed that I would happily speak at the Society of Genealogists again, on the subject of European Ancestors. Trains from my part … Continue reading

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A-Z Challenge 2019 – O is for Organisation

On every intake of  the Pharos Introduction to One-Name Studies course one of the questions that is always asked, earlier than it appears in the course is how to keep and organise a study. I have planned a series on that, giving … Continue reading

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The Angel of the North – #50Before50

A month or so ago we visited The Angel of the North. By coincidence, it happened to be the Angel’s 21st birthday. At the bottom of the Angel is a sign providing details about it’s history and so forth. The … Continue reading

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Penshaw Monument – #50Before50

This is Penshaw Monument and is located in County Durham. It is a rather formidable structure, built overlooking an area which, in times past was heavily involved with the mining industry. The monument, as wonderful as it is was build … Continue reading

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Introducing #50Before50

In this busy world we live in, it is hard to imagine that actually 50 was once considered old. Life was hard and to die at 50 was likely a release from a life of challenges, poverty and hardship. In … Continue reading

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