Blog - The Past on Paper

We’ve just received a charming Family Bible dating from the 1870s and listing the 11 children of William and Mary Clapham of Heigham, Norwich. Please Contact Us to register an interest.

We’ve spotted this impressive 17th Century Burchatt Family Bible coming up for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions on the 11th June 2015. It contains a lovely Family register with dates ranging between 1609 and 1669. Our Facebook follower Rachel Willis has provided us with the following transcript: John Burchatt the sonn of Thomas Burchatt baptised January […]

This small and distressed Pocket Bible of Edmund Crawley, a pursor of Hemptead in Hertfordshire (now Hemel Hempstead) is coming up for auction shortly with Keys Fine Art Auctioneers of Norwich with a guide price of £150 – £200. According to the auction report, the item contains copious manuscript notes relating to the life of […]

I visited St Ives in Cambridgeshire today and instantly recognised one street as being from a postcard I have on the website. I took a quick snapshot from memory so I could compare the scenes 100 years apart. I think I did quite well! You can see the original listing here

We have just unearthed the large leatherbound Regency era Family Bible of Thomas and Ellen Warburton of Great Sankey in Cheshire, containing a nice pasted hand written Genealogy with birth and some death details of Thomas, Ellen and seven children. Please contact us to preregister an interest in this item whilst we add to the […]