Find My Past Fridays – 22 June 2018

Find My Past Fridays for 22nd June… check out the latest offerings from the FMP crew including: Fife Death Index (Scotland 1549-1877), Obituary Notices for Quebec in Canada, Wiltshire Social & Institutional Records (1123-1968), Wiltshire Parish Baptisms Index (1538-1917), Wiltshire Parish Marriages Index (1538-1933), Wiltshire Parish Burials Index (1538-1991). #familyhistory #findmypast #findmypastfriday All available atContinue reading “Find My Past Fridays – 22 June 2018”

THINGS WE SAID TODAY (Beatles cover)

I decided to record a cover version of one of my all-time favourite Beatles classic songs – Things We Said Today – which had been originally featured on the album ‘A Hard Days Night’ on its release on 10 July 1964. The song had originally been written to feature in the film of the sameContinue reading “THINGS WE SAID TODAY (Beatles cover)”


Mum Joan SEAMAN around 1959/1960, with Gary on her knee and Graham holding the lorry. Pictured in a rare colour photo of the time, sitting on the couch in her parents rented home in Hughson Street, Toxteth, Liverpool 8. The house was a small two-up, two-down terraced house in which we were all living at theContinue reading “JOAN SEAMAN AND THE BOYS IN HUGHSON STREET, LIVERPOOL”

THOMAS GOSTLING – Is he one of mine?

St. Mary’s church, Diss, Norfolk – I spotted the above stone slab on the floor of the church vestibule, lying just inside the doorway. I recognised the surname as one which is I recognised the surname as one which is within our family tree, but I wasn’t sure if the person himself was one ofContinue reading “THOMAS GOSTLING – Is he one of mine?”

THE GREEN HILL – Childwall

Having a girlfriend who lived in Walsingham Road, the Green Hill has been a feature of my life in Childwall since the early 1970’s and it still is to this day, providing a convenient pedestrian path between Chelwood and Bentham Drive. Walking across it last weekend on the way home from the shops, I stoppedContinue reading “THE GREEN HILL – Childwall”


And so I finally take the plunge and decide to do something which I should have done a long time ago. Hang-gliding? Studying the sex lives of marsupials? Scuba-diving? No. It’s easier than that. The answer is… focus and write. That’s right. You know how it goes… we all have the best intentions to produceContinue reading “TO FOCUS AND WRITE…”

Unknown Wedding Group – Liverpool This one is a bit of a family mystery… only three of the people on this old photograph of an unknown wedding in Liverpool, England can be identified. It was probably taken at some around the late 1940’s or 50’s but the actual location is not known either. We’re hoping that one day theContinue reading “Unknown Wedding Group – Liverpool”


5/1/2017 – GRANDAD’S SUSPENDERS For Treasure Chest Thursday I give you a photo of my grandad – William John WELSH, pictured in the backyard of his home in Hughson Street, Toxteth in the mid 1950’s. Near his elbows on each arm, you can just see the folds caused by the elastic suspenders he was wearing,Continue reading “GRANDAD’S SHIRT SUSPENDERS – William John WELSH”


For the ‘Wordless Wednesday’ blog prompt today I submit this beauty from the early 1960’s. Hughson Street, Toxteth… the row of neat two-up two-down houses where we lived… Mum, little bro and I on the step in dubious socks and short trousers… and a Hillman Minx from around 1964. And of course, the cobbles.  ItContinue reading “HILLMAN MINX AND COBBLES IN TOXTETH (1964)”

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