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What Makes a Life?

I love newspaper archives. I have waded enthusiastically in when one of my youngsters had had a project on the Industrial Revolution. When I had studied this turmultuous period at school, I had found it dull, dry and uninteresting. Wading into The British Newspaper Archives had taught me just how wrong I was. Perhaps having […]

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My Grandmother’s Favourite Sayings

My grandmother had a wide variety of sayings which she used regularly. As they come to mind, I will write them here with commentary.   You have to eat a peck of dirt before you die.   I can personally attest to the truth of this one, given the things my son has put in […]

My Quirky Ancestor who Joined up Accidentally

Visiting my Grandmother was a lovely experience for me.. I am so glad I spent so much time with her and  had listened to her stories. She had been an attractive and cheeky redhead, whose fiery temperament at the time had led her into a few misadventures(including the time she had left her brother and […]