1851 Letter Messrs Howcliffe & Son, Stogumber, Taunton

7 November 1851 To Mrs Tripp? Dear Madam We are much obliged by your favour of the 5th visit and greatly regret that W Rowcliffe must go to London on Monday, and will be engaged there all that week and part of the next. WCER? will however be most happy to wait on you onContinue reading “1851 Letter Messrs Howcliffe & Son, Stogumber, Taunton”

Miss Annie Lavender 1911 Leeds, Yorkshire

Postcard of Whitmore Bay, Barry posted on 2nd February 1911 from Barry. Dorisbrook, Barry 2.2.1911 Dear Annie I got the pen, papers and also your nice P.C. Come over here and bring Alice & Annie & Eva. You could do a nice paddle here, better than the River Aire. Next address c/o Grand Canary CoalContinue reading “Miss Annie Lavender 1911 Leeds, Yorkshire”

Summons to George Bestwick of Leek, 1876

Summons to George BESTWICK of Regent Street in Leek in the county of Stafford, Silk Manufacturer “………………..did employ in a certain factory in your occupation a certain child named Joseph Shenton for more than seven working days without having obtained a surgical certificate for the said child. These are therefore to command you in HerContinue reading “Summons to George Bestwick of Leek, 1876”

Grandma’s Legacy – Blanche Mary Fleet, 1898 Leeds, Yorkshire

Letter written by Marion Fleet (nee Kemp) 4 Silsbury Street, Kirkland Street, Beeston Road, Leeds May 16th 1898 Messrs Wright & Brown Gentlemen My daughter Blanche Mary Fleet will attain her twenty first year on the twenty fifth of June next – she wishes me to say she shall be glad to receive her shareContinue reading “Grandma’s Legacy – Blanche Mary Fleet, 1898 Leeds, Yorkshire”

The Rector’s Wife’s Letter Mary A Haines, Kirkby Stephen, 1884

Great Musgrave, Kirkby Stephen July 31st 1884 Dear Mr Brown Having casually heard “that Mr Bradburn has been to Carlisle and taken away all deeds and papers and that they are now in his possession” I write to let you know what I have heard, trusting that you will excuse my letter, but I cannotContinue reading “The Rector’s Wife’s Letter Mary A Haines, Kirkby Stephen, 1884”

When time travelling is possible…

How it began…. I’ve been hooked on family history since I was 13 when we were set a school project to research our family history. I won the prize (thanks Mrs Beale) which was a Mars bar and a packet of ready salted crisps – seriously guys, back in 1985 this was a big deal!Continue reading “When time travelling is possible…”

Dear Mother postcard, Dorothy Parr, Widnes, 1915

TUCK’s postcard of a Coldstream Guard. A postcard written to Dear Mother, I hope you have arrived safely. I have enjoyed myself very much there. Yours, Dorothy. Dated 5 August 1915, sent from Chester to Mrs Parr of 47 Irwell Street, Widnes, Lancs. Looking to be returned to the PARRS family. Research notes: we found Dorothy ParrContinue reading “Dear Mother postcard, Dorothy Parr, Widnes, 1915”

Wartime Greetings, Kathleen Williams, Gloucester, 1917

We have some wartime greetings here, a ‘Many Happy Returns’ postcard sent to Kathleen Williams, of 96 Linden Road, Gloucester, and postmarked 3 September, 1917…”Dear Kathleen, Please accept my heartiest congratulations on this, your birthday. Love Phoebe.” We found Kathleen, aged 11, living at the same address in the 1911 census, along with her parents CharlesContinue reading “Wartime Greetings, Kathleen Williams, Gloucester, 1917”