Blog - The Past on Paper

Is anyone able to suggest what may be going on in this Victorian Carte de Visite which I estimate dates to the 1850s (click for larger image) ? I’ve enhanced the contrast but posted the original scan below too. It’s a group of village musicians outside an Inn, but what is the name of the […]

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 […]