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”

Writing a New French Travel Book starting in Giverny

I am making good progress in writing my fifth book about French travel despite the constraints of lockdown and the fact we cannot travel. This one will tour from Normandy through Burgundy, down to the Languedoc and Lot before returning north to Brittany. It spans our travels over 20 years. I will start to post more excerpt next week but please enjoy this taster from Monet’s village of Giverny

Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire

Today 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 thisContinue reading “Discovering my family in Victorian Preston Lancashire”

Writing a New French Travel Book starting in Giverny

I am making good progress in writing my fifth book about French travel despite the constraints of lockdown and the fact we cannot travel. This one will tour from Normandy through Burgundy, down to the Languedoc and Lot before returning north to Brittany. It spans our travels over 20 years. I will start to post more excerpt next week but please enjoy this taster from Monet’s village of Giverny

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.

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”

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”

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”