October 27, 2018
The day dawned misty and cold but the cloud soon dispersed over the gently rolling hills and the autumn sun was shining and bringing some warmth to the air.
This was the morning of the day which I had been anticipating for many long months, a day I had told countless pe...
October 19, 2018
I have been based in northern France since yesterday, but today I took a trip into Belgium to visit the cemetery at St Symphorien which is just 2km east of Mons.
Mons was the first major battle of the First World War and many soldiers from that battle were buried in thi...
October 8, 2018
Last weekend I took another trip back to Scarborough, hoping to deepen my understanding of the family history by visiting some more sites.
One building I had overlooked previously was 95 Westborough. This was where Lillie Bell, the wife-to-be of my great-uncle Fred Cowl...
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!
Lillie Cowling's death - details confirmed
March 4, 2019
More talks for 2019
January 27, 2019
What did you do in WW1, great-uncle?
November 10, 2018
At my great-uncle's graveside, exactly 100 years on
A visit to the cemetery at St Symphorien
Another visit to my great-uncles' birthplace
Edinburgh Festival Fringe run finishes
August 30, 2018
The German military cemetery in England
July 29, 2018
Conflict of Interest at July festivals
July 18, 2018
The S.S. Dirk in print
July 15, 2018
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