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

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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

Spring shoots

A Private of 30th Cambridge Foot Regiment in 1815

Well its been a busy few weeks in the world of Spurrett-ology.  I have been wrestling with a little mystery of a certain Robert Spurrett who was a member of the 30th Cambridge Regiment of Foot and fought in Wellington’s army in the Peninsular Wars in the early 1800’s.  The mystery arises because some other… Continue reading Spring shoots