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From The Blog
13th June 1894 – Property Sale in Dunstable, Bedfordshire
(7 days ago)
Restoration Day in Uptonon-Severn, 1857
(22 days ago)
Fabulous print from The Illustrated London News, 30th May 1857, depicting Restoration Day at Uptonon-Severn, Worcestershire
May 21st 1877 – Cows to Bull
(30 days ago)
From The Farming Diary of Thomas Goddard of Batcombe Farm, Somerset.
Birth of Florence Nightingale, 1820
(about 1 month ago)
Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was a celebrated English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of mode...
Sherman / Doughty 2 Volume Bible, 1789
(3 months ago)
Wonderful page of text from the Bible of Clemantina Campbell, listing marriage and offspring of James Sherman & Ursula Doughty, A...
- This is great, just down the road from me (4 days ago)
- Another story of a returned Family Bible (about 1 month ago)
- http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/8616844/Lost-heirloom-returned-to-family (about 1 month ago)
- Just been to the post office to dispatch some Victorian Newspapers. Used to be... (2 months ago)
- Beautiful - but rather sad - page of text from Sherman / Doughty / Campbell Fami... (3 months ago)