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Cathedral tomb, Hereford

Cathedral tomb, Hereford


East Anglia

Crowland Bridge

  • Careby -  Careby Church - Historical notes, images and postcard views.
  • Crowland Bridge - Images of the three-sided bridge.
  • Great Yarmouth - Vintage postcard views
  • Historical Lincoln - 1  - 2 - 3 - A place of considerable note in the ecclesiastical and military annals of England
  • Norwich - Vintage postcard images
  • Greater London

    The Shard, London

  • Cannon Street - Postcard images and notes on Cannon Street
  • Charing Cross - Postcard images and notes on Charing Cross
  • Ham Common - Antiquarian notes
  • Isleworth - Antiquarian notes
  • Isleworth - More information
  • Kew - Historical accounts
  • Kew Church - Historical accounts
  • Kew Gardens - Historical accounts
  • Kingston - Vintage postcard views
  • London Bridge - Postcard images and notes on London Bridge
  • Richmond Palace - By the 18th century all that remained of the palace was the gate house and the wardrobe
  • Richmond Terrace - The view over the Thames is iconic
  • First Time in London
  • 3 Rocking London Shows for your City Break
  • Teddington - Features a lock, a footbridge and a weir
  • London's New Landmarks - Prominent features of tourist and working London
  • Twickenham - Once famous for the fertility of its well-cultivated garden-grounds.
  • Twickenham - Pope's Villa - The house at Twickenham, celebrated by the residence of Mr. Pope
  • Shepperton - Edwardian postcard views
  • Waterloo Bridge - Images of Waterloo Bridge and the Embankment
  • Whitton, Twickenham - Postcard images and historical notes on Kneller Hall

    Welsh Marches and Midlands

    Hereford Cathedral

  • Banbury - Edwardian postcard views and historical notes.
  • Birmingham - Edwardian postcard views
  • Brailes - Antiquarian accounts of Brailes.
  • Charlbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Chester 1  2  3 - Vintage postcard views
  • Combe, Oxfordshire - Postcard view and some historical notes.
  • Coventry - Vintage postcard views
  • Derby - Edwardian postcard view of Derby Infirmary
  • Eaton Hall, Cheshire - Vintage postcard views.
  • Evesham - Vintage postcard views
  • Hereford - The cathedral
  • Kenilworth Castle - Vintage postcard views
  • Ledbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Ludlow - Edwardian postcard views
  • Malvern - Vintage postcard views
  • Newport, Salop - Some historical notes about Newport
  • Oxford - Edwardian postcard views
  • Balliol College and General Views, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • Christ Church, Magdalene and St John's, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • Oriel College and St Mary the Virgin, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • River Isis, New College and Exeter College, Oxford - Vintage postcard views
  • Shrewsbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Stratford-on-Avon - Vintage postcard views
  • Warwick 1840 - Extracts from letters written to Emily Sellwood by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Warwick Views - Vintage postcard views
  • Cumbria, North and North-East England

    Bamburgh in 1917

  • Alnwick - Edwardian postcard views
  • Bamburgh - Edwardian postcard views
  • Barnsley - Vintage postcard views
  • Barrow-in-Furness - Vintage postcard views
  • Blackpool - Vintage postcard views
  • Bridlington - Vintage postcard views
  • Leeds - Vintage postcard views
  • Liverpool - Vintage postcard views
  • Manchester - Vintage postcard views
  • NewcastleGateshead - Lying close to England's north-eastern coast, the two cities sit side by side
  • Wooler - Edwardian postcard views
  • York - Vintage postcard views
  • Ireland

    Dublin O'Connell Street

  • Biking in Dublin - The city is very biker-friendly
  • Scotland

    Standing Stones, Stenness, Orkney

  • Edinburgh - Capital of Scotland, home of the Scottish Parliament and one of the United Kingdom's most important cities
  • Edinburgh - How to get there
  • Edinburgh - Water of Leith
  • Fair Isle - A Victorian tourist on Fair Isle
  • Engage Glasgow - Good for Cutting Costs
  • Orkney - The attractions of Orkney
  • Kirkwall - Capital of the Orkney islands with its magnificent St Magnus Cathedral founded in 1137
  • Papa Westray - A Victorian tourist on Papa Westray
  • Stromness - A Victorian tourist in Stromness
  • South & South East England

    Southampton Royal Pier

  • Brighton - Regency Square and Royal Pavilion - notes and views
  • Canterbury - Edwardian postcard views
  • Christchurch - Vintage postcard views
  • Colchester - Vintage postcard views
  • Folkestone - Edwardian postcard images
  • Guildford - Vintage postcard views
  • Maidenhead - Edwardian postcard views
  • Margate - Edwardian postcard views
  • Marlow - Edwardian postcard views
  • Reading - Vintage postcard views
  • Southampton - Edwardian postcard views
  • Southend-on-Sea - Vintage postcard views
  • Southsea - Edwardian postcard views
  • Walton-on-Thames - Edwardian postcard views
  • Westcliff-on-Sea - Vintage postcard views
  • Westcliff-on-Sea - Vintage colour postcard views
  • Weybridge - Edwardian postcard views
  • Windsor Castle - Berkshire's Prize:
  • Wales

    Dinefwr

  • Abertillery - Shops and children
  • Bala - In North Wales, an extract from Thomas Pennant's Tour in Wales
  • Barmouth - Edwardian postcard views
  • Caegurwen - A Glamorgan Manor
  • Cardiff - Known as 'Europe's youngest capital'
  • Cardiff - Some historical notes
  • Cardiff - English and Welsh languages in the city
  • Colwyn Bay - Vintage postcard views
  • Carmarthen - The coracle men
  • Dinefwr - Images of an iconic but little known castle in Carmarthenshire
  • Vale of Glamorgan - From Glimpses of Welsh Life & Character (1893).
  • Glanaman - Early 20th century view of School and Children, and c.1930 Charabanc Trip
  • Grosmont - Images and historical notes
  • Llandeilo - Edwardian postcard views
  • Merthyr Tydfil - Once an economic boom-town
  • Monmouthshire - Industrialisation - the mid-nineteenth century saw the emergence of the general manager
  • Pembroke - From An Englishman Looks At Wales (1937).
  • Skenfrith  Skenfrith Castle  Skenfrith Church - Images and historical notes
  • Swansea - Wales' second city
  • Tredegar - One of Wales' earliest industrial towns.
  • West Country

    Somerton Market Cross

  • Bath - Edwardian postcard views
  • Bardford-on-Avon - Vintage postcard views
  • Bristol Channel - Navigating the Bristol Channel - past and present
  • Cheltenham - An essentially Georgian city
  • Exeter - Vintage postcard views
  • Gloucester - Vintage postcard views
  • Ilminster - Edwardian postcard views
  • Lynmouth - Vintage postcard views
  • Lynton - Vintage postcard views
  • Martock - Edwardian postcard views
  • Minchinhampton - Images and newspaper extracts
  • Salisbury - Vintage postcard views
  • Salisbury Cathedral - Vintage postcard views
  • Scilly - A guide to the Isles of Scilly
  • Somerton - Once the county town of Somerset
  • Old postcards of Somerton, Somerset
  • Taunton - Edwardian postcard views

  • Features

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  • Brilliant British Isles Cruise Destinations

  • Early Medieval

    Sources

  • Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • Bede
  • Gildas
  • Historia Brittonum
  • Confession of St Patrick
  • Articles

  • End of Roman rule
  • Tribal Militias
  • After Roman Rule
  • Post-Roman Britain
  • The Saxon Invasion
  • The Age of Saints
  • Pagan Religions in Britain
  • Nations
  • Evidence
  • The Picts
  • Ogham and the Irish in Britain
  • Scotti and Scots
  • 'Teutonic' England
  • Books

  • Dark Age Books
  • Anglo-Saxon Books
  • Orkney Books
  • Pict Books
  • Viking Books
  • Early Welsh History
  • Genealogy Articles

    Tracing Family History
    Your Family History
    Genealogy Information
    Organizing Family History
    The Victorian Apprentice
    The Victorian Character Reference
    Victorian Appointments - including the Admiralty and Custom House
    More Victorian Appointments - including the Inland Revenue, Post Office, Bank of England and East India House
    A Victorian Domestic Servant
    The Victorian Employment Relationship

    Old Counties and Islands

    Anglesey
    Bedfordshire
    Berkshire
    Buckinghamshire
    Carmarthenshire
    Cheshire
    Denbighshire
    Derbyshire
    Devon
    Dorset
    Essex
    Glamorgan
    Gloucestershire
    Hampshire
    Herefordshire
    Kent
    Lancashire
    Lincolnshire
    Merionethshire
    Middlesex
    Monmouthshire
    Norfolk
    Northumberland
    Orkney
    Oxfordshire
    Pembrokeshire
    Shetland
    Shropshire
    Somerset
    Surrey
    Sussex
    Warwickshire
    Wiltshire
    Worcestershire
    Yorkshire

    Family Histories

    Walter Walter Family - Babcary, Somerset
    Lucy Penny nee Leach
    Daniel Walter Family - Babcary, Somerset
    Philip Walter and Susannah Trotman
    William Gillett - Brailes, Warwickshire
    John Gillett - Brailes and Cheltenham
    The Family of Mary Walter and Edwin Oliver Locke
    Albert Walter - Illinois
    Hugh and Robert Walter - Kansas
    David Walter - Babcary and Swansea
    Family of Thomas Rosser of Coychurch, Glamorgan
    Caroline Walter and William Whittle
    Benjamin Walter - Slough and Eton
    Gaius Penny Walter - Somerton and Southsea
    Susanna Walter and Philip George Hayes
    Jacob Walter and Eliza Gillett
    Henry Walter - Liverpool
    Jacob Walter - London and Liverpool
    Harold Philip Mcleod Walter
    Horne Family - Careby, Lincolnshire
    The Horne Family of Combe, Oxfordshire
    Caroline Williams - St Hilary, Glamorgan
    William Thomas Davies - Brynaman, Glamorgan and Perth, WA
    Davies Family - Lower Brynaman, Glamorgan
    John James, Grosmont
    James Price and Jane James - Cwmyoy and Grosmont
    Tom James Price and Rosa Madia Thomas, Llanfihangel Talyllyn
    John Walter Price and Lilian Jenkins, Abercanaid, Merthyr Tydfil
    William and Mary Williams, Cayo
    John and Susanna Davies, Llansadwrn, Cayo
    Arthur Price and Elizabeth Ann Davies, Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
    Thomas family, Oakfield, Llanfihangel Talyllyn
    Prosser family, Talgarth
    John Jones and Rebecca Thomas, Cwmaman
    Thomas and Jemimah Jones - Brynaman, Glamorgan
    Thomas Family - Banwen, Glanaman, Carmarthenshire
    John Jones and Mary James, Clydau, Cilrhedin, Llanelli
    Rees Rees of South Wales, Illinois and Iowa
    Samuel and Sarah Jones - Llanelli, Ebbw Vale, Glanaman
    Hannah and William D John - South Wales and Scranton, Pa
    Daniel Jones and Anne Rees
    Mary Jones and Watkin Williams
    Lillicrapp Furrier
    Barber Family of South Stoneham
    Letter from Elizabeth Saffhill 1927
    Saffhill Family Tree


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