Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sepia Saturday 170 – Coffee shops!

Happy Easter Folks! A quick medley of coffee and tea establishments I think for this week. This was taken around 1910 and is of the Compton coffee house. This one is of Vokes Tea Gardens at Normandy taken around 1902. … Continue reading

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Taking part in the A-Z April Challenge

Well, there is just a few days to sign up to the A-Z April Challenge. This is when bloggers come together to blog every day, except Sunday’s. Each day representing a letter of the alphabet. Some bloggers have a theme, … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts – Easter Bunnies!

Catherine over at Seeking Susan, Meeting Marie has started a weekly theme called Thursday Thoughts. I don’t guarantee to play along each week, but here is this week’s offering. Today is Maundy Thursday. Traditionally, in the world of the day job … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories by Dr Bill (William L) Smith

Yesterday I reviewed this great book by Bill Smith. Today I have a real treat. I have a digital copy of the book to give away – as this is an e-book the give away will be international. So what … Continue reading

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13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories by Dr Bill (William L) Smith

From the back cover “Dr. Bill enjoys telling and sharing ancestor stories and related family history social context. He has published four family histories, to date, with more in progress. For the latest on Dr. Bill, his writings and stories, … Continue reading

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Library Loot – 25th March 2013

It was the book group meeting this afternoon to discuss the latest book which was The Help by Kathyrn Stockett. The feedback from the group was that it was well received on the whole, but someone thought it was working … Continue reading

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The One Penny Orange Mystery by Morris Ackerman

I was intrigued with I saw this book , and reminded of happy memories of 40 years ago when my Grandfather put a 1p British stamp into a matchbox and told me to see if I could find any others … Continue reading

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Ramblings from my Desk…..(11)

It’s been months since my last ramblings post; where does the time go? Christmas passed in a flash and now we are apparently in Spring although the British weather is lingering onto Winter with vengeance this year. As I type … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts – Libraries

Catherine over at Seeking Susan, Meeting Marie has started a weekly theme called Thursday Thoughts. I don’t guarantee to play along each week, but here is this week’s offering, albeit a day late. Earlier in this week I was reading a … Continue reading

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Treasure Chest Thursday – Horton Parish Mug – Queen Victoria Jubilee 1887

Horton Parish Mug This mug would have been presented to members of the Parish. It bears the following details of Officers of the Parish Parish Councillors;  John Munro – Chairman, William Harrison – Vice Chair, John Challenor Ralph Heath Henry Clews Thomas Meyer Simister William Critchlow, James Holdcroft, Sampson Warrington. Treasurer – James Swindells. … Continue reading

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