Category Archives: Cambridgeshire

Memories of Wilburton School, Snowstorms, and Edwardian Earthworms

Memories of attending Wilburton Primary School, Cambridgeshire, during the Edwardian era, including snowstorms and earthworms. Continue reading

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EVENT: ‘Next Steps in Family History’ Day School, Dec 7th, Cambridge

A ‘Next Steps in Family History’ day school (10am – 3.30pm) is to take place on Saturday December 7th 2013, at Cambridge Central Library. Continue reading

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Cambridgeshire Family History Society Fair 2013

Blogging from The Cambridgeshire Family History Society Fair 2013, held in Girton (North Cambridge) on 26th October 2013. Continue reading

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Brown & Co (Ely) Ltd shop frontage re-appears on Forehill

An old shop sign re-emmerges on Forehill, Ely, right nextdoor to the former bakery of my Cross relatives. But what’s the history? Continue reading

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5 great Cambridgeshire life museums you’ll also find on Twitter

Alongside genealogy, sits my interest in local history, and so I’m no stranger to many of the great museums we have here in Cambridgeshire – as they are incredibly insightful on the historical context in which my ancestors lived. Many … Continue reading

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Wedding Wednesday – 1953

The first of my Wedding Wednesday blog series, travels back to the sleepy village of Wentworth, Cambridgeshire in 1953. Continue reading

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EVENT: The Littleport Society holds Open Day on 20th July

The Littleport Society are hosting an Open Day on 20th July. Free entry! Continue reading

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Bulldozing History – How the Eagle and Lamb became extinct

How The Eagle and The Lamb became extinct in Ely, Cambridgeshire, and how my ancestors survived it. Continue reading

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Denny Abbey to host Family History Basics and Photograph Dating workshops

Denny Abbey and The Farmland Museum are hosting two workshops on 5th October 2013 for adult family history enthusiasts. Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: Ong

This week, the Surname Saturday theme stops at the story of the 18th Century unusually named ONG family of Stuntney and Ely, Cambridgeshire. Continue reading

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