Researched the Family Stories in this, and will be appearing in a number of episodes, can’t wait to see the finished programmes.
Genealogist, writer and presenter. Travelling through time to track down your ancestors.
…the Military Police Sergeants came in, and told Stan that because he had such nice legs they thought he would look good in a skirt, which they
promptly provided in the form of a kilt
The Great Dock Strike 1889 On the 14th August 1889 the London Dockers went on their first all-out strike. This was brought about by the Manager of the West India … Continue reading Striking for the Dockers’ Tanner
We’re going to finish the Jossa Family Story in more modern times with the story of John Charles Jossa, who was John Felix Jossa’s son, and Jacqueline Jossa’s Grandfather. A … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 6) – John Charles Jossa
Paul McNeil from Time Detectives appears in this great Podcast as a Cockney Marksman at 52 mins in: History Hack Dunkirk
Giving up a comfortable, and safe living in New York, John braved the U-Boats to cross the Atlantic back to England
Charles joined the 8th Hussars, took the signing on bounty, then promptly deserted with the money
Louis (“Lewis”) James Jossa 1881-1951 “Lewis” (Jacqueline Jossa’s Great Great Uncle) was working full time from his early teens as a Cartridge Boy in the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich doing … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 3)
In Part 1 we saw how Jacqueline Jossa’s Great Great Grandfather Charles Jossa the Engineer left Belgium to find opportunities in Great Britain, starting in the Midlands but eventually settling … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family (Part 2)
Part 1 Great Britain: A Land of Opportunity Jacqueline Jossa is an actress well known for her part as Lauren Branning in East Enders, but her Family is more associated … Continue reading Not “Jossa” South London Family
The above picture published today by Geoff Hallum on the Hamble River & Its Villages Facebook Page raised an interesting perspective on progress over time. Exactly one hundred years … Continue reading When A Hundred Years isn’t Linear
As we saw in Part 1 The McGregor Family I’ve been tracing isn’t that of the Scottish Outlaw Rob Roy McGregor, rather they were Presbyterian Weavers from Glasgow, Godfearing Govan … Continue reading Rob Roy McGregor, Three Wars, and the Sinking of The Lisbon Maru (part2)