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”

Summer Thoughts in a cold winter lockdown

Just now it is snowing outside and it is bitterly cold as it has been all week. In fact the photo below was take on Thursday at Sand Bay, Somerset. It was so cold overnight that as the incoming tide hit the beach it froze and continued to build up until it seemed there wasContinue reading “Summer Thoughts in a cold winter lockdown”

Memoir Writing of my Ancestry – A little girls journey starts the book

Finally, I have made a start on writing a memoir of my time growing up in the Lancashire Mill town of Darwen back in the 60s. It was a time that seems so long gone now, a town that is changed forever but some of that spirit is still there. I hope I can captureContinue reading “Memoir Writing of my Ancestry – A little girls journey starts the book”

Please Enjoy my FRENCH Travel Books – All on Kindle

As they say ‘It makes it all worthwhile’. Merci 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Author – Everything from Him is Excellent Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020 Verified Purchase This author writes what we need right now. His books are an escape for anyone who loves travel but hasn’t been able toContinue reading “Please Enjoy my FRENCH Travel Books – All on Kindle”

Please Enjoy my FRENCH Travel Books – All on Kindle

As they say ‘It makes it all worthwhile’. Merci 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Author – Everything from Him is Excellent Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020 Verified Purchase This author writes what we need right now. His books are an escape for anyone who loves travel but hasn’t been able toContinue reading “Please Enjoy my FRENCH Travel Books – All on Kindle”

Please Enjoy my FRENCH Travel Books – All on Kindle

As they say ‘It makes it all worthwhile’. Merci 5.0 out of 5 stars Great Author – Everything from Him is Excellent Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2020 Verified Purchase This author writes what we need right now. His books are an escape for anyone who loves travel but hasn’t been able toContinue reading “Please Enjoy my FRENCH Travel Books – All on Kindle”