When tracing Family Stories for clients, very often we turn up examples of civilian suffering from the two world wars, and it is surprising how close so many families came … Continue reading Terror from the Skys in the 20th Century
“If I had my way, I’d treat some of these Continental fellers like we used to treat Chinese dope smugglers – hang ’em.” The Amazing Baker Girls It’s always interesting … Continue reading Running off with Sailors
Jacoba was interesting, born in Holland to Belgian parents, she came over to England with her family when she was a child around 1860. Still following in their Father’s Footsteps… … Continue reading Danny Dyer’s Family Story part 4;
Following me Father’s footsteps, I’m following me dear old Dad… Of the nine children born to Edward and Mary Dyer over twenty years between 1812 and 1832 only two were … Continue reading Danny Dyer’s Family Tree Part 3: An Age of Steam
“Redknap’s men would wend their way through the Poplar marshes, and would need more than a pint of Ale when they arrived at the Inn on Dolphin Lane, they would … Continue reading Danny Dyer’s Family Tree Part 2: Watermen and Lightermen
“…a Norwegian Viking General hailed as a saint by the people of London…”
“Oh Paul McNeil! Thank you so much for this! I’ve always wondered about this sort of thing and now I can see that there is not one drop of Royal Blood anywhere in my tree!” Danny Baker, on his radio show.
The White Death, and the beginning of the end of the Watermen and Lightermen’s Tribe. Joseph Reuben was the couple’s only son to survive into adulthood. With his Father gone, … Continue reading The Redknapp Family History Part 3: The Dockers’ Tribe of London