Somme Commemorations in Sutton, Friday 1st July

This week’s post is a heads up about an exciting event happening later this week. It comes with rather short notice, for which we apologise,  but we are thrilled to be involved in the Borough’s Somme commemorations, happening on this coming Friday, 1st July.  We do hope that some of our local followers will be able to…

Disappearing Act: The Budibent Twins and their Hidden Mother….

Today’s post looks at a seemingly innocuous looking plate depicting two small babies. The plate was originally singled out for research by one of our team as the pair were recorded as twins and it seemed likely that a match could easily be found. This indeed proved to be true. Susan Giddings, Local Studies & Archives…

“Lax Ladies, Liquor, Loafing, Lechery and Lust – Dire Doings of Dour Dunedin’s Doleful Daughters”

Sadly, it is not always possible to research the subjects of our plates in as much detail as we would like. In 80% of cases this is purely because there is a lack of available information but in the other 20% we sometimes really have to ask ourselves how relevant the details of a particular…