Memories from a visit to the Blists Hill outdoor museum plus feelings of identity standing in a Cumbrian field have awakened even more intense memories that I am sure have a lot to do with my past 6 months family… Read More ›
What would YOU have done as the mine flooded?
A mine flooding in 1880 shatters the lives of three Devon families: Thomas Allen died a hero and almost 140 years later it leads to contact between 2nd cousins!
Was this a hero’s death?
My great great uncle died in a Devon copper mine as he tried to rescue two comrades from a sudden flood caused by a storm at the East Crebor mine, Tavistock, Devon, England in 1880.
Industrial Rides: A Cornish tin mine ….. “crushing suffocation”!
My great grandfather, William Waters, was born in 1841, and by the time of the Census 1851 he was 9 years old and working in a Cornish tin mine alongside his father, Joseph. When the 1891 census was taken he… Read More ›
Three “cast iron” events that defined my immediate ancestors lives … and mine!
Between 1855 and the end of that century a number of significant events occurred that impacted on the lives of my ancestors, and directly on my own life too. They placed our lives within a context, a history of the… Read More ›
#52Ancestors: Do all Americans “love” Cornish pasties too?
Rest assured this IS an ancestry post, #52ancestors:love, related to my Cornish ancestors! But I begin with a question ….. what is England’s favourite dish or food? Well, depending on how the question is worded, what year the question is… Read More ›
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