What's New

Forthcoming events and updates to my research, writing, books and reviews.

February

Two Jarratts pages have been updated. One outlining an incident involving Elizabeth Hall and Richard Grimshaw in October 1930. The other about the sale of Jarratts Buildings in March 1946.

A talk on 12th February via Zoom about Unusual Forenames to Oxfordshire Family History Society

A talk on 14th February via Zoom about Breach of Promise to Marry to Gloucester Family History Society.

A talk on 15th February via Zoom about Breach of Promise to Marry to Airedale & Wharfedale Family History Society.

A talk on 19th February about Breach of Promise to Marry to Northampton Family History Society.

January 2024

An article about Walter Turnberry has been added to the Breach of Promise New Discoveries page.
His Just Desserts.

November 2023

Containing new material that became available after 2011 (the original publication date) and including information provided by family historians about their ancestors, the updated and revised edition of
Pit Lasses
is now available from the publishers Pen & Sword and other booksellers.

A lecture on 23rd November about Pit Lasses, Women in Mining at the Common Room, Newcastle.

A talk on 14th November via Zoom about Breach of Promise to Marry to Powys Family History Society.

October 2023

A talk on 24th October via MS Teams about Women in the Mining Industry to Bestwood Heritage Group, Nottingham.

A talk on 10th October via Zoom about Unusual Forenames to the Family History Society of Cheshire, Crewe Branch.