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 writing and researching “history”.
One post a day – so 7 posts in total – spread across a wide and diverse mix of history-related blogs.
Today, day 5, you can read me on Julie Goucher’s blog Anglers Rest talking about Using vintage postcards to add to family and local history research. Please click on the link or picture below to read my post.
My blog tour
You can catch me on the following dates and blogs discussing “all things history”, along with explaining about my recent book, on the following dates and sites.
- Saturday 18 October – Worldwide Genealogy Blog: The process of writing a local history book.
- Sunday 19 October – Essex Voices Past: Q&A session with Amberley Publishing on “how to get a publisher interested in your history book”.
- Monday 20 October – Ross Mountney’s Notebook: Home education and teaching history to children.
- Tuesday 21 October – Family History Across The Sea: Correlation between local and family history.
- Wednesday 22 October – Anglers Rest: Using vintage postcards to add to family and local history research.
- Thursday 23 October – Bishop’s Stortford Museum’s Blog: Oral history of Bishop’s Stortford.
- Friday 24 October – Essex Voices Past: Bishop’s Stortford’s postcards which got away.
I have a MSt in Local and Regional History (Cantab); a BA History (Open University) and an Advanced Diploma in Local History (Oxon) – all gained as a mature student. Having been a business technologist in the City of London for the last 30 years, I am currently taking time away from my City career to write. My first history book, Bishop’s Stortford Through Time, was published by Amberley Publishing in September 2014. I have been commissioned to write a further three history books for them:-
- Sudbury, Lavenham and Long Melford Through Time (due to be published summer 2015);
- Saffron Walden Through Time (due to be published summer 2015); and
- Postcards from the Front: Britain 1914-1919 (due to be published summer 2016).
I live in Essex, England, and regularly write about the local history of Essex and East Anglia on my blog.
© Essex Voices Past 2014.