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Family historian bringing genealogy to life with an exploration of the places in which my ancestors lived ...
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Come and share your favourite posts of the week at The History Hop - a new link up for history posts of all sorts ... http://ow.ly/hMLLU 

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Come and share your favourite blog posts of the week at the inaugural History Hop ...

http://wecamefrom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/welcome-to-history-hop.html
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History bloggers - are there any regular history link ups or blog hops out there you know of?

Or good networks to find other history blogs?

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In 1949 the British government formed the Civil Defence Corps to train civilians in what to do in the case of a nuclear attack ...  
#thankfulthursday  

http://wecamefrom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/thankful-thursday-from-civil-defence.html
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Parish Magazines might not be what is usually thought of as a "church record" but they provide a fascinating snapshot into parish life.  

I was lucky enough to find this 1932 magazine from the parishes of Waterhouses with Esh Winning in County Durham amongst my great-aunt belongings ...

http://wecamefrom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/church-record-sunday-parish-magazine.html
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A bundle of 1950s hire purchase statements for a spin drier, a washing machine and a fridge might not seem the most promising starting point for an interesting bit of family and social history.  

But bear with me ...

http://wecamefrom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/shopping-saturday-go-east-my-son.html
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This 1935 wedding notice gave details of everything my g-aunt wore for her wedding - but unfortunately there are no remaining photos. 

She destroyed them all.

To read more ...

http://wecamefrom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/wedding-wednesday-till-death-us-do-part.html
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This very plain little card invites my great aunt, Lillian Barton, to attend St James's Palace - no less! - for a presentation by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother of a long service award to Lillian's sister "Nancy" Thompson.

The award from the Queen's Institute of District Nursing reflected the 25 years that Nancy had spent as a midwife and district nurse since completing her training at the Battersea General Hospital in 1936 ...

To read more ...

http://wecamefrom.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/talented-tuesday-queens-nurse.html
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