Holidays in Victorian England

Margaret B. was an ordinary middle-class English girl of the late Victorian era, not wealthy but comfortable. Father was a Church of England cleric … [Read more...]





Tracing Your British Indian Ancestors

gives a fascinating insight into the history of the subcontinent under British rule and into the lives the British led there. It also introduces … [Read more...]





A History of Chocolate in York

Think of York and you think of its Minster, mediaeval streets, the railways - and of confectionery, particularly chocolate. Kit Kat, Fruit Gums, … [Read more...]





Tracing Your Canal Ancestors – A Guide for Family Historians

Britain’s industrial revolution depended on canals for the cheap movement of materials and goods – until the coming of the railways. Canal … [Read more...]





St. Michael’s Church, Shap

St Michael's church in Shap, Cumbria, was built in 1140 AD, predating Shap Abbey and the site is known to have had a church since 750 … [Read more...]