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”

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”

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”