t’s way too long since I last posted here, and I should explain why I’ve been away so long – I managed to get waylaid by a picture that was posted on social media, and ended up going down the rabbit hole that happens when you just an to know a little bit more about … More 27 September 1859
One of the categories for the genealogy blogging this year is the ‘War Veteran’ The one I’ve chosen to feature today is one of Bob’s relatives. Arthur Hepton was born in Birdsall in 1897, and was one of three sons in the family. He had enlisted 1916 and was a Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion, … More (One of ) the War Veterans
Apologies for the delay in posts; our week in Cornwall was quickly followed by a long weekend in Northern France commemorating the Centenary of the Battles of Arras and Vimy. There will, no doubt, be plenty more posts about the weekend to bore you with, but for now, I just want to share a couple … More The Green Bag & a little bit of Dud Corner
I had a call at the weekend from a family member to say that there has been a considerable amount of clearing up done at the cemetery I mentioned last time, and that it’s much easier to get around there now. We’re meeting up this morning, and I’ll be taking my camera, so may have … More Well done Wakefield!
Following the invitation I had to the dedication of the memorial tablets to the West Yorkshire [Prince of Wales Own] Regiment, there was a short but moving ceremony held in the local cemetery today. It was the first really wet day for weeks, but there was still a fair sized crowd there to pay respect. … More An update from the council
I was talking with the assistant curator of one of our local regiments this week, when I realised that a lot of the search results on the web page had a “no image available” logo in place of an appropriate picture. The first search I’d done on their site was one of these, and I … More Going to see the soldiers?
I hadn’t anticipated that my first “proper” posting here would be reporting that I’d had a message from the local council! In short, when I arrived home today, there was an email to say that two memorial plaques that have just been cleaned up after being in store for years, have just been put into place with … More A message from the council!