D-Day and the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach

On the anniversary of D-Day these are my thoughts from a poignant visit to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.
It is poignant especially because of being situated where these young men fell.
I hope you enjoy this recollection but sadly we still today are filling places like this as young lives are destroyed in Europe.
We look forward to the end of war and a peaceful world

D-Day and the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach

On the anniversary of D-Day these are my thoughts from a poignant visit to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach.
It is poignant especially because of being situated where these young men fell.
I hope you enjoy this recollection but sadly we still today are filling places like this as young lives are destroyed in Europe.
We look forward to the end of war and a peaceful world

D-Day and the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach

On the anniversary of D-Day these are my thoughts from a poignant visit to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach. It is poignant especially because of being situated where these young men fell. I hope you enjoy this recollection but sadly we still today are filling places like this as young lives are destroyed inContinue reading “D-Day and the American Cemetery near Omaha Beach”

Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery

John Richard Parker or Johnny Parker to give him his footballing or soccer playing name was my great grandfather. I knew him as a rather dapper gentleman, never appearing without a tie or his walking cane. He had a presence, a man who filled the room even though he was in his late 80’s whenContinue reading “Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery”

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

As it is time for the 2021 UK census this weekend I will post some Family history stories and I hope you enjoy them and find inspiration to check out your family tree.

Looking for Inspiration 40 True stories to enjoy and be moved by

I have been privileged to be featured in this wonderful compilation by Robert Fear and my memoir is about a visit to the American Cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandy. There are 39 other stories from a variety of excellent authors so please head to Amazon now and enjoy this selection and engage with someContinue reading “Looking for Inspiration 40 True stories to enjoy and be moved by”

Family History – Conducting an Ancestry Search

This week sees the compiling of the 2021 UK Census. I will publish a few of my own stories relating to my search for my ancestors stories over the years. The invaluable information on the census was a key part of what I was able to find. I hope you enjoy the stories and also this posting that will help you with researching a family history.