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Thomas Smedley and Elizabeth Joynes Marriage Certificate

Yeah! I finally received the marriage certificate I was telling you about. It took long enough.
The writing is kind of faint in places so it took …


Museum Nottingham

A Living Museum Nottingham

Nottinghamshire folk have been Framework Knitting for over 400 years. Isn’t it time you joined us?

Discover how the Knitters …

Historic witchmarks thought to be connected to the Gunpowder plot found at Knole House in Sevenoaks

A few months before the marks were engraved, the infamous plot caused mass hysteria to sweep across the county. Accusations of demonic forces and …

More Than 100,000 North West Kent Burial Records Dating Back to 1686 Released Today on FindMyPast

Good news for anyone with Kent ancestors: 30,000 more North West Kent parish burial records for Gravesend released today on Findmypast. Spanning the …


Yorkshire Day celebrations get underway across the Bradford district

High-profile figures across Yorkshire spoke of their pride in the county as today's Yorkshire Day celebrations got underway.

For many, it may be a day …


Award Winning Confectioner & Chef Create the 'Ultimate Yorkshire Pudding' in Honour of Yorkshire Day

The Yorkshire confectioner behind the recently …

Yorkshire Day

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Parish Records Historical Facts

There has been a church on the site of the present day Cathedral since William de Lovetot, a Norman, from the time of Henry 1st (1100-1135). Before …

Smedley Family Lore - Where it all Began

My great-grandfather Thomas Joynes Smedley was known throughout the Bear Lake Valley as the "Pioneer Brickmaker".

My grandmother who was his …

Thomas Cotton Smedley ~ More Tidbits

You should have seen this girl do the happy dance when I found this FreeBMD marriage record for Thomas Smedley and Elizabeth Joynes on! …

Madness Monday -- Thomas Cotton Smedley

Great great grandpa Smedley -- you are truly driving me mad!!

My Smedley family has been doing genealogy for over 100 years. In fact my …

The Elusive Thomas Smedley

Since my recent discovery that my great-grandfather Thomas Joynes Smedley helped to invent an improved drain-tile machine I have turned my attention …

The Workhouse in Carlisle, Cumberland

Carlisle, Cumberland

A parliamentary report of 1777 recorded local workhouses in the Carlisle parishes of St Cuthbert's (one serving the Botherby, …


About White Cliffs Of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are one of the wonders of the natural world. They are bright white cliffs, rising high above the …

Those Places Thursday ~ Kent County, England

Lately I have had this fascination with Kent County in England, especially the seaports. I have been doing some research on the Tiddeman and Woodgreene

Historic village of River near Dover Kent

Visit Sandwich

Sandwich in Kent UK

These pages are a guide to the accommodation and visitor attractions both in and near the town.

Sandwich itself, has a population …

St. Mary Bredin Church, Canterbury, Kent


Little Lady Dungil, St. Mary Breden


St. Mary Bredin (two burial-grounds)

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Molded Cookies in History

The Unique & Fascinating Story of The Biddenden Maids

From Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine by George M Gould and Walter L Pyle. …

The official website of Biddenden Parish Council in Kent

Biddenden Parish History

The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 7
Author Edward Hasted Year published 1798 Pages …

!! The history of Cranbrook, Kent, Towns and Villages in Kent, historical information, a guide to Kent


The Capital of the Weald
It might be too early for the blossom that annually drapes the fruit trees in the surrounding orchards to provide us …

Victorian Chancel of St. Mary the Virgin Parish Church, Church of England, Dover, Kent, UK

Dover's Church of St Mary the Virgin from the east showing the Chancel/Apse and surrounding graveyard:

(Click this St Mary's Church text link to see …

Coal Mining in Kent

Thanks to David Dixon of Dover for the loan of these pictures

A Brief History

"We would welcome any additional information, personal memories,

Here's History - Image Archive

Pigot's Directory 1839 for Dover

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Pigot's Directory 1839 for Dover


Business and …

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Bagshaw's Directory 1847 for Swingfield

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Bagshaw's Directory 1847 for Swingfield


Business and …

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North Court Farm

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North Court Farm


Land and agriculture


View from the …

Deal, Dover and Folkestone

Guide-Book: South-East England

Introduction| N Kent | NE Kent | E Kent | Romney Marsh | E Sussex Gangs | Sussex Coast | W of the Ouse | Around …

History of Swingfield, in Shepway and Kent | Map and description

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Swingfield like this:

SWINGFIELD, a parish, with a village, in Elham …