Category Archives: Then and Now

How the local history of the past is linked to the present

Local history is not an inaccessible past…

The Essex local paper Saffron Walden Reporter have printed a review of my local history book about the town of Saffron Walden and its surrounding villages of Audley End, Littlebury, Wendens Ambo and Little & Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden and Around Through Time. … Continue reading

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Saffron Walden and Around Through Time

I am delighted to tell you that my third local history book, Saffron Walden and Around Through Time, has now been published by Amberley Books and is available in “all good bookshops”. Saffron Walden is a beautiful market town in … Continue reading

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Suffolk Voices Past: Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time

I am delighted to tell you that my second local history book, Sudbury, Long Melford and Lavenham Through Time, has now been published by Amberley Books and is available in “all good bookshops”. Suffolk is an incredibly beautiful county with … Continue reading

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Kursaal Amusement Park, Southend and Al Capone’s Car

Today is my regular writing slot on Worldwide Genealogy Blog – a global collaboration of genealogists and historians.   My post on that blog today is the story of how my American great-uncle, Harry Elmo LaBreque, brought the bullet proof car … Continue reading

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Book signing event: Saturday 6 December 2014

A date for your diary… I will be at Bishop’s Stortford Tourist Information in the Market Square on Saturday 6th December 2014, from 10am until 12pm, signing copies of my new local history book on the town. I look forward … Continue reading

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The Chelsea Pensioners

Today is my spot on the Worldwide Genealogy blog – a daily blog written by a collaborative group of genealogists/family historians and historians. Click on the image below to read my post about The Chelsea Pensioners of the 19th and … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Tower of London’s Poppies

Yesterday was a very emotional day for me when I visited my granddad’s old school, Emanuel School, in Wandsworth, South London, and heard about his life as a school-boy on the eve of the Great War.  As Emanuel’s school historian … Continue reading

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Suffolk Voices Past

I had a fantastic week last week, touring the internet and talking on various blogs about my life long passion for “all things history”.  I would like to thank all the wonderful bloggers who hosted my posts throughout the week. … Continue reading

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History Blog Tour – Day 7: Bishop’s Stortford – the postcards which got away

This week, to celebrate the publication of my first local history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, I am very excited to be doing tour around various blogs talking about various aspects of my book: not just the subject matter, but also about … Continue reading

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History Blog Tour – Day 6: Local history & Bishop’s Stortford

This week, to celebrate the publication of my first local history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, I am very excited to be doing tour around various blogs talking about various aspects of my book: not just the subject matter, but also about … Continue reading

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