Stalking Strangers

Sometimes it is surprising just what can be found on-line, and at other times its pretty frustrating what cannot.  For example, try to find a living person of voting age and its pretty easy to find most people’s address from the electoral role (available on subscription from Find My Past,, etc.)  But try to find their… Continue reading Stalking Strangers

Grandfather’s steps

For the next few days I am in France with my parents and we retracing the steps of my Grandfather in the First World War.  He volunteered for the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry late in 1915, aged 19.  After a short training period on Salisbury plane he was deployed to France and Flanders.  Yesterday… Continue reading Grandfather’s steps


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About Me

Hi, I am Rob and I am an engineer and amateur historian who had absolutely no interest in history at school. For some inexplicable reason, I am now hooked on understanding the historical context of my ancestors. My working life is spent looking forwards, and in my spare time I look backwards, because there is so much to be learnt from the past.

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