Category Archives: Family history

Worcester Cathedral

Despite damage by the Puritans, destroying murals and tombs, much beauty remains through the restoration work. The centre-piece is the tomb of King John – my 20th great grandfather.

Worcester Cathedral

Despite damage by the Puritans, destroying murals and tombs, much beauty remains through the restoration work. The centre-piece is the tomb of King John – my 20th great grandfather.

Brunel’s bridge

Great name – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, although he never lived to see his creation finished in 1864. Work actually began in 1831, but the project was dogged

Brunel’s bridge

Great name – Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Clifton Suspension Bridge was designed by the great Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, although he never lived to see his creation finished in 1864. Work actually began in 1831, but the project was dogged

Hove, actually

A day with John and Ann and their grandaughter Martha. A seriously beautiful church where John assists in an associate capacity, and Ann is a Churchwarden. And the intricate woodwork and stonework were exceptional. And the magnificent organ. The font

Hove, actually

A day with John and Ann and their grandaughter Martha. A seriously beautiful church where John assists in an associate capacity, and Ann is a Churchwarden. And the intricate woodwork and stonework were exceptional. And the magnificent organ. The font

Guy’s Hospital

Nothing quite like a visit to hospital to make one queezy at the end of the day.Although St Thomas’ Hospital has relocated to the southern end of Westminster Bridge, it’s former neighbour, Guy’s Hospital, opened by Thomas Guy (who was

Guy’s Hospital

Nothing quite like a visit to hospital to make one queezy at the end of the day.Although St Thomas’ Hospital has relocated to the southern end of Westminster Bridge, it’s former neighbour, Guy’s Hospital, opened by Thomas Guy (who was

“And did those feet..”

I thought is was a park. Well, the sign said ‘Abney Park’ so I looked at the map to see how to get through to the cemetery entrance. Little did I know that when the website said you had to

“And did those feet..”

I thought is was a park. Well, the sign said ‘Abney Park’ so I looked at the map to see how to get through to the cemetery entrance. Little did I know that when the website said you had to

More Morrison mysteries

Subtitled : A Wapping Mess So many questions, so little time to find answers, and even fewer facts. On Wednesday I reported on the story of Alexander Morrison the Younger (1761-1816?) who was a ship chandler and coal merchant in

More Morrison mysteries

Subtitled : A Wapping Mess So many questions, so little time to find answers, and even fewer facts. On Wednesday I reported on the story of Alexander Morrison the Younger (1761-1816?) who was a ship chandler and coal merchant in

Wet in Wapping

A day searching out some family history sites despite a bit of wet weather. This is the actual entrance to the former London Docks, whose construction necessitated the demolition of the building in Wapping High St then occupied by Alexander

Wet in Wapping

A day searching out some family history sites despite a bit of wet weather. This is the actual entrance to the former London Docks, whose construction necessitated the demolition of the building in Wapping High St then occupied by Alexander