Six frying pans, 30 pounds of syrup, and a gross of what??

Catholic Europe has celebrated fatherhood since the Middle Ages on 16 March, St Joseph’s Day.  Here in the UK Father’s Day is much more recent and falls on 17 June this year. There’s practically no-one in my tree with a birthday on those dates or called Joseph, so in the spirit of commercialism, which now  |  more…

“Solitude and residence in Africa”

Mary Sclater is one of those sidelines I became drawn into when looking for someone else. She was a first cousin of my great grandfather William H Slater (1845-1913), so my first cousin three times removed. As I’m still working on her, this week’s blog is very much a current state of research illustrating the  |  more…

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