Black and white Mill bank cottages, Tewkesbury
The picturesque town of Tewkesbury was once dubbed "the dirtiest town in the Kingdom." Tewkesbury was plagued by poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, making it particularly vulnerable to the devastating spread of Cholera.
Last Will and Testament
If you are lucky enough to have an ancestor who left a Will, you could be in for a treat. Wills can fill in the gaps of missing parish registers, as well as providing a glimpse of their lifestyle.
Bouquet of flowers for Mother's Day
So is it Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday? Although commonly referred to as Mother's Day, in the UK is has been known as Mothering Sunday for much longer.
hand made leather gloves
Redmarley in Gloucestershire once saw many of the local women employed in glove-making industry. They were working in their own cottages for long hours and poor rates of pay.
glass palm house
Bicton House in Devon had a formidable Head Gardener in Victorian times. His rules were enforced by fines if his men were late or their work was not up to his high standards.