“Use it or Lose it”

  With “Explore your Archive” week almost upon us, I thought it would be timely to reflect on the benefits of the archive offices and record offices, up and down the country and the wonderful services that they provide. My title for this blog is very apt, “use it or lose it”. With pressure on… Continue reading “Use it or Lose it”

Grave Danger!

How can we protect the burial sites and graveyards from future developments and how do we ensure that the remains of those loved ones are treated with both dignity and respect? This is a topic that is close to my heart as I have previously lead a campaign myself, against a Developer being granted planning… Continue reading Grave Danger!

How the mechanics of war have changed……..

Is today’s modern warfare any different to the way in which we previously fought wars? Absolutely for me thats a Yes! Today’s war, if you want to even call it war, is vastly different to previous wars such as WW1 or WW2. Trying to fight against the threat of global terror, or wars in Afghanistan… Continue reading How the mechanics of war have changed……..

The Night’s are drawing in………….

So Autumn has finally arrived which means winter is just around the corner. Dark nights and dark mornings and cold, wet and windy weather. What can we do to occupy us and see us through those cold dark nights? There is nothing better than sitting in a nice warm room, maybe by an open fire… Continue reading The Night’s are drawing in………….

The Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm

Not all family tree stories are filled with happiness and joy, take the tragic incident that occurred in 1920 at The Lower House Farm in Byford and the tragic shooting and killing of a six year old boy. The following incident was reported in the Hereford Journal of 7th August 1920 Terrible Fatality at Byford… Continue reading The Tragic Fatality at Lower House Farm

Latest Family Tree Magazine Blog

My latest blog for Family Tree Magazine is available online now, it covers the importance of continually reviewing your work………   https://www.family-tree.co.uk/how-to-guides/expert-blogs/what-is-family-history-the-alternative-guide-review-review-and-review https://www.family-tree.co.uk/how-to-guides/expert-blogs/what-is-family-history-the-alternative-guide-using-google https://www.family-tree.co.uk/how-to-guides/expert-blogs/what-is-family-history-the-alternative-guide