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‘First in France 1914’ Event @ Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre

On Saturday 2 August, Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, in partnership with the Royal Air Force and Western Front Association, will celebrate the role of the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. Montrose Air Station was the first operational military aerodrome in … Continue reading

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Engravings from Davis’ History of Luton (1855)

I often seek out books and articles to garner some background detail for my family history research. Most recently, I came across Frederick Davis’ The History of Luton with Its Hamlets etc (1855). It has been fully digitised by Google Books. … Continue reading

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Lucas Family of Rotherhithe

My 3x great grandfather was Richard Lucas, born around 1810 in Rotherhithe, Surrey. Richard worked as a Sail maker on the docks. He married Mary Ann Young on 23 November 1834 at St James, Bermondsey. – Map of Rotherhithe from … Continue reading

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Davis’ Map of Luton (1855)

Frederick Davis’s History of Luton (1855) contains a map of Luton. The map shows the few streets in which many of my ancestors lived. Park Street was where my 3x great grandmother, Mary Kate Evans was born on 13 October 1863. … Continue reading

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