I would head back to the 17th Century and wander through the village of Puttenham in Surrey where many of my 3 x Great Grandmother, Prudence Budd’s family came from. I would want to see how they lived, the food they ate and how they coped with their hard existence.
I would travel across the border into Hampshire and see my Elstone ancestors working in their paper mill. I would cross the border into Sussex and see how my Pim ancestors made their fortune with their paper mill. Was there really a link to the early Parliamentarian?
I would like to hear about John Hunt Butcher from Hascombe planning his migration to Tasmania, was this because of tales he heard from his brother in law? Also my Elstone ancestors who migrated to Canada and Australia.
Wouldn’t it be lovely just to wander into their world and experience it first hand. Would we look like each other? Either facially or with mannerisms?