Category Archives: History

Local History Along the Wall #HW1900

Marking the 1900th Anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall (AD 122-2022) The 24 January 2022 marks the 1900th anniversary of the commencement of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. The anniversary celebrations conclude, on 23rd December 2022 which is the final day of the Festival of Saturnalia. A relatively recent relocation … Continue reading

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Genealogical Field Notes (2) – A Journey to the Spice Islands

Part of Genealogical Field Notes Mariners on board the vessel The Ascension in 1603 saw English soil for the first time in two years. A description of the voyage is documented by an unnamed individual who was on board the … Continue reading

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Oxfordshire FHS, Black History Month and Surnames

Today Oxfordshire Family History Society held their first Zoom Fair online. It was an enjoyable event and the Society, with their volunteers are to be thanked for organising it. To find more about the Society, click the logo (left). I … Continue reading

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Red Hills – The Pitman’s Parliament

I recently had opportunity to visit Red Hills – The Pitman’s Parliament in the city of Durham. The home of the Durham Miner’s Association, the venue is usually closed to the public, open otherwise by appointment. I managed to attend … Continue reading

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1491 – The Untold Story of the Americas before Columbus

Launched daily from 9th August 2019 is this fascinating series commemorating the UN International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Each episode is free to watch. Once the entire series has been shared via the series Facebook page, it is … Continue reading

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BBC – Murder, Mystery and My Family Series

Just last week I was alerted to this BBC series by a fellow Guild of One-Name Studies member. Since then I have binge watched pretty much the entire series. It is fascinating and the BBC get a well done here! … Continue reading

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Weekend Cooking ~ Burns Night

Across the globe, thousands of people with Scottish Heritage celebrate the birth of the Scottish Poet Rabbie Burns on 25 January. Traditionally there is a Burns Supper of Haggis, Neep and Tatties to celebrate the event. Rabbie Burns 1759 – 1796 The … Continue reading

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Holocaust Memorial Day

On this day, in 1945 saw the liberation of The Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp. Today, we use this date as a way of commemorating the thousands of families and individuals who suffered during this period of our World history. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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BBC – A life without work

** A life without work ** A century after a ground-breaking investigation into unemployment, the remarkable journey of one British family has been traced. < > This was a fascinating account of the population and work study by Rowntree … Continue reading

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