Category Archives: History

Centenary

It’s just 100 years since a 19-year-old lad from Halifax, Yorkshire, died from the gas that had wounded him on 5th September 1918. Read a little more about my great-uncle Leonard in a previous post here.

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8 ways Yorkshire has changed the world

Just a few contributions from God’s Own County! The Historic England Blog Our capital city, London, is the heart of the political system and where power, protest and progress converge to make change a reality in law. However, the great … Continue reading

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Preserving the past: the salty histories of Droitwich

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A Hidden Gem

I wrote about this place earlier in the year, and eventually got around to doing a slideshow. Sign of age, repeating myself, I guess, but it bears a re-visit! Enjoy a quiet meander through this local gem…

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Mystery Lady

My uncle and aunt found what they thought to be a daguerrotype when moving house recently and sorting through various belongings. I’ve scanned the rather too well-loved picture for them to see if my limited digital processing skills will let me restore … Continue reading

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In Memoriam

Last year we came back up the coast of northern France with a few hours to spare before the dash for Eurotunnel and stopped off at the British military cemetery at Terlincthun. We have visited these on occasion and paid our … Continue reading

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Rediscovering Droitwich

After 31 years living in this small Worcestershire town, I was amazed the other evening at some of the things I’ve walked past on many an occasion and not known about or noticed. The local history society advertised a talk & … Continue reading

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