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Agricultural Wages and the Sandridge Agricultural Workers Strike of 1873
Anthony recently contacted me about his ancestor Jonathan Cox (1821-1881) of Hill End Sandridge - which means that we share William Cox (1760-1802) as an ancestor. When I have more time I will update the earlier  ancestor pages but in the meantime I had a l...

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More about Hertfordshire Wrench Cards
Allen Warren has written from Canada to say that he is compiling a catalogue of all the post cards by Wrench from the early years of the last century He has provided a list of all the Hertfordshire cards and I have used this to update my Wrench page . He ha...

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Web sites for Hertfordshire Pubs
Beer & Brewing Over the last 150 years a vast number of pubs and beer houses in Hertfordshire have closed - although a fair number remain (possibly with a name change). If you are interested in the history of one of these establishments you should start by ...

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Battle of Verdun - Herts at War talk on 15th February
The next Herts at War talk will be given by historian Clive Harris  who will be talking about the pivotal battle of Verdun.
Clive is very well known in history as one of the UK's premier battlefield
guides and historians and always provides engaging talks...

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19th Century Sport in Hertfordshire
Cricket The British Newspaper Archive has just loaded copies of the Sporting Life from 1859 to 1909.  So far I have only had time to do a very quick check to see what is there related to Hertfordshire and found the following entry from May 1860. If you find...

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Motor Car Accidents in 1905
Motor Cars Several years ago I gave a talk (copy online) on The Road through Harpenden   and since then the Bristixh Newspaper Archive has come into existence - making it far easier to get details of dated events. Recently Peter has asked where more informa...

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Delays in responding to genealogy emails
Don't get too worried. I am not actually confined to bed but various factors, including a bad cold I caught before Christmas, have aggravated my Asthma and the picture represents how I am feeling at present. Since Christmas I have had a number of emails on ...

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Moss of Hitchin
In 2010 I answered a question about the shop run by Moss in Hitchin, and ther have been several updates since. One of the outstanding questions related to the number of branches and Diane, who worked for the company some 55 years ago has kindly provided a l...

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Herts Genealogy survived 2016. Will 2017 be better?
A year ago I reviewed the challenges to my time and how they might affect this web site.  I set the top priority as keeping fit and despite one dramatic incident ,  involving a ride in an ambulance, which proved not to serious, my physical heath has continu...

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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to All A Christmas post card by "F S" from 1908 Increasing pressures this year on a number of fronts meant that taking time off to relax became a priority - with "keeping fit" walks a priority. Doing research helps me relax, ...
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