Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past

This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that the central characters, my parents, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. In the current covid-19 situation it was not possible to travel north to see them but for them this was another happy milestone inContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”

Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past

This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that the central characters, my parents, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary. In the current covid-19 situation it was not possible to travel north to see them but for them this was another happy milestone inContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”

Darwen Lancashire Queen Victoria Tower

Darwen Queen Victoria Tower Lancashire England. Dominating the valley since 1897 when it was constructed to mark her Diamond Jubilee. I was brought up here and it was always said of the tower that if you can’t see it it was raining and if you could see it then it was going to rain – Lancashire weather.

Alans Story Allied Landings in Salerno

I recently watched a moving and informative program made by the famous English footballer Gary Lineker about his grandad who served in the medical corps in WW2. He was in the Allied landings at Salerno, Italy on Sept 9/10 1943. He was a caring and brave man who did his very best to help theContinue reading “Alans Story Allied Landings in Salerno”