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

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. This is quite a photograph in the context of my family history research. It is also notable this week in that theContinue reading “Spanning the Generations back to Victorian Times – my Ancestry link to the past”

Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery

John Richard Parker or Johnny Parker to give him his footballing or soccer playing name was my great grandfather. I knew him as a rather dapper gentleman, never appearing without a tie or his walking cane. He had a presence, a man who filled the room even though he was in his late 80’s whenContinue reading “Football Star in Victorian Lancashire, a tragedy and a mystery”

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”