Hidden Stories in Family trees

At the end of the nineties I researched my family tree and being the curious type, I ended up doing four, my parents and my husband’s parents. Each one totally fascinating and each had curious tales to tell. My father was very dark skinned. Out of us four children, only one of us has theContinue reading “Hidden Stories in Family trees”

An Amazing Woman

by Karen J Mossman I love old photos and came across this one. It was taken in 1928 and the Rose Queen in the centre is my Auntie Molly. She was an incredible and interesting character. The daughter of a local councillor, she was born in 1914. She defied her religious family and married anContinue reading “An Amazing Woman”

A Total Eclipse​ of the Moon in 1891

Taken from the Oswestry Advertiser, exact date unknown. A completely different style of writing when why use one word when then would do!   A correspondent writes:  The total eclipse of the moon, which took place on Sunday week, passed off in a manner most satisfactory to all, excepting those who witnessed it.  At LlanymynechContinue reading “A Total Eclipse​ of the Moon in 1891”

AN INCORRIGIBLE WOMAN

AN ASSAULT IN COURT While I was searching the archives in Shropshire looking for something to do with my family history, I came across this. I thought it was quite fascinating. Flora Manuel, an inmate of the Union Workhouse, was charged with refusing to work, and with threatening the labour mistress, Miss Isabella Graham. AsContinue reading “AN INCORRIGIBLE WOMAN”