A quick post to note that I achieved the 1million steps challenge with almost two weeks to spare – by the middle of today I’d recorded 1003142 steps. 🙂

William Turnbull

A family man also from the North East: William Turnbull was the eldest son of Thomas Turnbull and Barbara Natrass who had married in Newcastle upon Tyne early in 1870. Thomas was a colliery labourer, and when the census was taken the following year the young couple were living at Cooks Buildings in Whickham with … More William Turnbull

William Nevin

In Whickham (St Mary) Churchyard) is the Commonwealth War Grave of WR/265564 2nd Corporal William Nevin, serving with the Royal Engineers, who died on 29 August 1919. William Nevin was the eldest son of Henry Octavius Nevin and Sarah Ann Goodfellow who had married towards the end of 1891. Henry was a coal miner, and … More William Nevin

Horace James Thomson

In Whickham (Garden House) cemetery is the Commonwealth War Grave of Corporal Horace  James Thompson, serving with the Northumberland Fusiliers who died on 22 December 1916. Horace James Thompson was the son of Thomas Thompson and Eliza J Liddell who had married in the summer of 1888 in the Gateshead area. Thomas was a steam … More Horace James Thomson

550304 and counting

Six weeks into the Million Steps challenge and I’m past the half a million steps mark. This is looking good for achieving the full million, despite having a couple of days later this month when I’m going to be stuck on a train for most of the day. So far, so good.