The much anticipated wait for ‘The Doctor’ was rewarded well in the end… But whatever you do, don’t mention the ‘Aftershow’ thing on BBC3 though… Zoe Ball’s link to One Direction through the Time and Echo Tunnel could go down as the most entertaining comedy of 2013!
I have a letter in my possession. It is addressed to my father, who was then living at 25 Hughson Street in Toxteth, Liverpool. The letter was written by my grandfather Joseph Seaman, and I am led to believe that it was the last correspondence he sent to his son before he eventually passed awayContinue reading “BACKSTORY – GRANDFATHER’S LAST LETTER”
19 November 1973… Today is the 40th anniversary of the release of the fourth album from Emerson, Lake and Palmer – ‘Brain Salad Surgery‘. It was the album which secured them the title of ‘My Favourite Band’ for me…and, from what I recall, was loved and loathed by the music press in equal measure on both sides ofContinue reading “BRAIN SALAD SURGERY (40TH ANNIVERSARY) – JERUSALEM by EMP”
ST.CHRISTOPHER PICTURE This is a small picture of St.Christopher, the patron saint of travellers, which currently hangs in the porch of our home in Childwall, Liverpool. I found the object hidden in a drawer in my aunt‘s home, buried under a collection of random papers, after she had passed away and we had the jobContinue reading “BACKSTORY – ST.CHRISTOPHER PICTURE (1928)”
The photograph attached here shows a young three year old boy (yours truly) standing in an ordinary street in Liverpool in 1959. The house behind me was the home of my grandparents, Lizzie and John Welsh, and it was an ordinary two-up, two-down terrace in Toxteth, just like thousands of others in many similar streetsContinue reading “BACKSTORY – THE BOMMIE (1959)”
The Chinese Arch and The Blackie, Nelson Street, Liverpool.
A view which is no longer there. Now obscured by the new buildings built at Mann Island, this is the Planet lightship berthed at Canning Dock, Liverpool. The old underground railway pumphouse, Queensway tunnel ventilation tower and the Three Graces are also clearly visible….
The memorial, dedicated by Yoko Ono, near the Albert Dock complex, Liverpool UK. The Big Wheel resplendent in the background!! Taken from a set of photos called ‘Walking with Nigel’.
I use this one for my writing projects. Has some great features and allows you to organise the entire project from start to finish – currently building a family history research database with it.
GENEALOGY – CREATING TIMELINES The creation and use of timelines within genealogy…