Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire

This photo always intrigued me. It was in a collection that once belonged to my great grandfather John Richard Parker who was from Preston. He was a notable footballer in the 1890’s and had a good career as a mill manager. He was an active participant in local life including the Preston guild. The photosContinue reading “Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire”

An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending

Ancestry and Genealogy are so popular today and this is an inspiring story stretching over 200 years from a military perspective. When a bullet in the Great War actually turned out to be a life saving event and the family survived to tell this remarkable story. It travels from England to Spain and Ireland. WeContinue reading “An Ancestry Story with a Beautiful Ending”

Quayside at Granville Port Normandy France

Please check out my travel books on Amazon – enjoy France from your armchair until we can fully travel again. Looking forward to travelling again soon. Thank you and hope everyone keeps safe. Normandy will be next on my list of writings and I will publish some extracts from my forthcoming new book over theContinue reading “Quayside at Granville Port Normandy France”

Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire

This photo always intrigued me. It was in a collection that once belonged to my great grandfather John Richard Parker who was from Preston. He was a notable footballer in the 1890’s and had a good career as a mill manager. He was an active participant in local life including the Preston guild. The photosContinue reading “Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire”