I coined the expression Imaginative Ancestry a couple of years ago as I sought to understand better the lives of my ancestors and the environment in which they lived. It means creating a picture in your mind’s eye of the… Read More ›
Imaginative Ancestry: Who were the Bal Maidens?
“My name is Sophia. I am 15 years old. I am one of 4 children, with two brothers age 10 and 7 and a sister who is 4. Our father is a miner at the local mine, and I am… Read More ›
An intensely personal day
Monday, 19th September 2022, was a very personal day for Dr C and myself. It was a very personal day for everyone in the United Kingdom, in fact it was a very personal day for everyone on the planet. Nobody… Read More ›
Elizabeth; Queen and symbolic metaphor.
Our queen has died and an air of gloom and sadness has descended over the United Kingdom. The few hours before the announcement of her death were thick with dreaded anticipation, the whole country held its breath, we flicked from… Read More ›
Where were YOU on VE anniversary day?
My mum would have been 100 this year, though she made 92 and saved our country. My dad only made 62 but he saved the country too. My mum was only 19 when she signed on for the duration of… Read More ›
History Facts: #7 Romans & Mosaics at Corinium
I decided to renew my annual membership of the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, a few weeks back and to take a wider interest in not only the artefacts on display there, but also to attend some of their lectures and behind-the-scenes… Read More ›
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