I specialise in WW1 research, including both individual soldiers and large scale war memorial projects. My hourly rate for WW1 research is £12 per hour plus expenses. You can purchase from 1 hour to 100 hours for yourself, or as a gift packages. For a budget of about £250 to £350 I will produce a […]
Do you want to uncover the history of your house or farm? I specialise in North Wiltshire buildings. My hourly rate for house history research is £12 per hour plus expenses. You can purchase from 1 hour to 100 hours for yourself, or as a gift packages. I can produce a full report on a […]
I research all kinds of family trees, and I specialise in house history, and research into war memorials and individual soldiers who served in WW1. Family history is a fascinating hobby, engrossing, and hugely rewarding. However, it is often time consuming, and it is not a skill that everyone has the time or inclination to […]
Cordell William Firebrace was born in Australia. He was formerly a Captain in the 7th Hussars Yeomanry. He was also a JP, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA). In 1898 he was living at Devonshire House, North Coker, near Yeovil. On July 12th 1898 he married Ida Dorothy Blackwood, daughter of Captain […]
This article on the ‘Victorian London’ website gives useful insight into the lives of tailors in Victorian London. The text is from The Morning Chronicle : Labour and the Poor, 1849-50; Henry Mayhew – Letter XVI. The Savile Row Bespoke Association gives a very useful history of tailoring on its website.
The Goad series of Fire Insurance Maps, Volume IX, sheet 213, clearly shows 4 Swallow Street in 1889. The whole map is available to view on the British Library website. The book “Mayfair Through Time” by Brian Girling has a picture of 4 Swallow Street in about 1905, when it was occupied by a French […]
James Hodge was my Great Great Grandfather. He was born in Scotland and had a tailoring business near to Savile Row, at 4 Swallow Street, Piccadilly.
Ravensworth was the home of Arthur Thomas Baron Ravensworth, his wife Sophie Harriett Baroness Ravensworth, their two daughters, the Honourable Emily Agness Liddell, and the Honourable Catherine Anna Liddell, and their sons the Honourable Cyril Arthur Liddell, and the Honourable Arthur Robert Henry Liddell.
Rossdhu House in Luss, near Loch Lomond, was the home of Sir Iain Colquhoun, 7th Bart of Luss, and Lady Colquhoun. There was a disastrous fire there in April 1912, and there are lots of articles about this in the British Newspaper Archive. At that time (1912) Sir Iain was serving in the Scots Guards […]
I own a fabulous No.1 Autographic Kodak Junior camera. It is a medium format film, folding bed camera, made by Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, N.Y., USA and produced between 1914-27. My example dates to about 1917. Here are some useful resources for my particular model: Camerapedia is a free-content encyclopedia of camera information, a repository of […]