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Resources used in the Chris and Xand van Tulleken episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources used in the Chris and Xand van Tulleken episode of WDYTYA [29th June 2023]

 

Search Historical Dutch newspapers, books, and magazines

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.delpher.nl/

 

WieWasWie is the premier site for Dutch records

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.wiewaswie.nl/en/

 

Some free newspaper sites

Chronicling America

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/

Trove

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://trove.nla.gov.au/

Papers Past

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

Welsh newspapers online

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://newspapers.library.wales/

National Library of Scotland

has begun digitising its vulnerable collection of old newspapers and putting them online

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://digital.nls.uk/scotlands-news/archive/238210920

It also has a collection of broadsides - sensationalist early newspapers from 1650 to 1910

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://digital.nls.uk/broadsides/

Isle of Man

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.imuseum.im/newspapers/

Remember that if you donโ€™t have access to Ancestry, FindMyPast or the British Newspaper Archive, your local library or archives may well have a library edition on free access

 

Former British Colonial Dependencies, Slave Registers, 1813-1834 via Ancestry

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/1129/

 

How to find bankruptcy records online

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/bankruptcy-records/

 A summer of fun is heading to Crewe! (Monday 24 July - Thursday 31 August 2023)
 
 
Crewe Town Council is pleased to announce that a packed programme of family activities and Heritage celebrations will be on offer for residents and visitors this summer.
Operation Summer will return for the second year, featuring an exciting family-friendly programme of FREE summer activity at various Crewe locations that will keep the kids entertained during the summer holidays.
 
Learn the skills you would need to run away with the circusโ€ฆ or dance around Queens Park in giant butterfly wingsโ€ฆ experience outdoor theatre and storytelling that will captivate the wriggliest of viewersโ€ฆ and more!
 
This summer, visitors can also come and see the heritage celebration โ€œForging History: 180 years of the Crewe Worksโ€ exhibition at the Crewe Heritage Centre and immerse themselves in the sounds, smells and sights of the past!
 
The seasonal summer programme is brought to an end with our FREE Heritage Open Days event between 8 and 17 September 2023.
 
Whether you want to know more about your family history, visit places not normally open to the public, or join a heritage group, we have something for you at the Crewe Heritage Open Days!
 
Find out more about Crewe's summer of fun here:
 
Resources used in the Kevin Clifton episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources used in the Kevin Clifton episode of WDYTYA [22nd June 2023]

 

Library and Archives Canada

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://library-archives.canada.ca/eng

 

Canadian Research Knowledge Network

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.crkn-rcdr.ca/

 

Peelโ€™s Prairie Provinces

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/index.html

 

Home Children Canada

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.britishhomechildren.com/

 

The Childrenโ€™s Home Website

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://childrenshomes.org.uk/

 

Former Childrenโ€™s Homes

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.formerchildrenshomes.org.uk/

 

Barnardoโ€™s Children

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.barnardos.org.uk/former-barnardos-children

 

British Home Children Registry

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ http://britishhomechildrenregistry.com/

 

National Archives Childrenโ€™s Home Guide

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/children-care/

 

Hidden Lives Revealed

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ http://hiddenlives.org.uk/

 

Foundling Museum

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://foundlingmuseum.org.uk/

 

Remember that if you donโ€™t have access to Ancestry, FindMyPast or the British Newspaper Archive, your local library or archives may well have a library edition on free access

Resources used in the Bear Grylls episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources and guides used in the Bear Grylls episode of WDYTYA [15th June 2023]

 

WWII Records

You can find out how to source army records from the Second World War

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/military/second-world-war-army-records/

 

UK, WWII War Diaries

These are on Ancestry and you can search with a free account but may need a subscription to view

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/62376/

 

The Tank Museum website

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://tankmuseum.org/

 

Imperial War Museum website

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.iwm.org.uk/

 

Harrow School Archives

Both physical and digital holdings are listed

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.harrowschool.org.uk/learning-2/academic/support-and-resources/the-archive

 

When did the Boys Scouts start?

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/feature/when-did-boy-scouts-start/

 

The History of the Dukedom of Argyll

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_of_Argyll

 

Scottish Records

National Records of Scotland

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/

 

National Library of Scotland

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.nls.uk/

 

Highland Archive Centre

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.highlifehighland.com/highland-archive-centre/

 

The Scottish Archive Network

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.scan.org.uk/

 

The Scottish Association of Family History Societies

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.safhs.org.uk/

 

Old Scottish Genealogy & Family History

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.oldscottish.com/

 

Scottish Indexes

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.scottishindexes.com/

Have your say on plans to reduce the opening hours of your local library

Cheshire East Council is consulting on revised proposals for library services across the borough after listening to feedback about how essential savings can be made over the next four years.

 

The council is proposing to reduce the current opening hours of libraries across the borough so that all sites are closed for at least 1.5 days during the week and has launched a consultation on how this could be implemented.

The consultation will run until 9 July.

 

To take part in the consultation, visit: https://surveys.cheshireeast.gov.uk/s/Library_Service_Consultation_2023

 

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Resources used in the Claire Foy episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources and guides used in the Claire Foy episode of WDYTYA [8th June 2023]

 

Newspapers

A great source of information โ€“ full of the stories that made up the lives of our ancestors. A guide to using the newspapers

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/old-newspapers/

Tracing Adoptions

Whether youโ€™re trying to access your own adoption records or tracing an adoption in your family history, Gill Rossini explains the next steps

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/adoption/

Adoption Records

Some information from the Gov.uk website 

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.gov.uk/adoption-records

Dr Barnardoโ€™s

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.barnardos.org.uk/former-barnardos-children

UK Birth-Adoption Register

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ http://www.ukbirthadoptionregister.com/

 

Greater Manchester Police Museum

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://gmpmuseum.co.uk/

Our Criminal Ancestors

Looking to find your criminal ancestors? Start here with these handy guides

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://ourcriminalancestors.org/category/getting-started/

 

Free Irish Records

Some sites that you may find useful

National Library of Ireland

Guide to Irish Family History sources (NLI website): 

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.nli.ie/family-history/getting-started

RC parish records

Not indexed, best used in conjunction with free FindMyPast index

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://registers.nli.ie/

IrishGenealogy

Source of civil registration records (all island up to 1921) and information on other sources

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.irishgenealogy.ie/en/irish-records-what-is-available/civil-records

National Archives of Ireland

Genealogy links, Including the census, will calendars from 1858 (read the guide to testamentary records), and many other useful genealogy sources.

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://genealogy.nationalarchives.ie/ 

Swilson.info

Contains directories, maps and more

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.swilson.info/

LibraryIreland:

Various sources including many town and county directories

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.libraryireland.com/Genealogy.php

AskAboutIreland:

Includes some Thoms Directories but most importantly the Griffiths Land Valuations: 

Link๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.askaboutireland.ie/griffith-valuation/index.xml

Townlands.ie

For places (townlands, electoral districts, civil parishes - important info for census and civil registration) se

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.townlands.ie/

Ordnance Survey maps

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://osi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html...

Dรบchas Schools Folklore Collection.

A project organised by the Irish government in the 1930s

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes

Registry of Deeds Index Project:

Mostly deeds/mortgages related to land, some marriage articles/settlements and wills: 

https://irishdeedsindex.net/ 

Irish Manuscripts Commission

A variety of sources including King's Inn's Admission papers, Registry of Deeds and abstracts of wills from about 1708-1830, Guide to Irish Quaker Records, Books of Survey and Distribution

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.irishmanuscripts.ie/pro.../imc-digital-editions/

Virtual Treasury

A new collaboration and work in progress to try to reconstruct some of the sources lost during the fire in the Public Records Office in 1922

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://virtualtreasury.ie/

Chester Heritage Festival 2023
๐‚๐ก๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ
 
Telling the Story of our City and its People
 
Chester Heritage Festival brings to life the cityโ€™s rich history and heritage and tells the stories that have accumulated over two millennia.
 
It returns on 17th June 2023 with events and experiences for all ages and will incorporate the Midsummer Watch parades and the first night of Chester Mystery Plays on 28th Jun
 
Find out more and see what events are on here ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.chesterheritagefestival.co.uk/
Book Launch: The History of Crewe
๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‡๐ˆ๐’๐“๐Ž๐‘๐˜ ๐Ž๐… ๐‚๐‘๐„๐–
๐๐”๐๐‹๐ˆ๐’๐‡๐„๐ƒ ๐๐˜ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‚๐‘๐„๐–๐„ ๐†๐”๐€๐‘๐ƒ๐ˆ๐€๐ ๐๐„๐–๐’๐๐€๐๐„๐‘ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ—
 
Transcribed, with additional material, by Mike Christelow
Mpire Books
 
Creweโ€™s first dedicated newspaper was the Crewe Guardian, the first edition of which was published in 1863 on Saturday, August 29. A member of the extensive Warrington Guardian family of newspaper titles, it launched as the Nantwich and Crewe Guardian and owed its creation to the endeavours of a Scot, Alexander Mackie, born in Dundee on November 22, 1825.
 
Widely regarded as one of the most successful titles in Mackieโ€™s newspaper empire, the Crewe Guardian fell out of favour towards the end of the 19th century, overtaken by its rival the Crewe Chronicle. Some of the Guardianโ€™s most interesting and enduring material from its heyday is the series of articles published between September 1877 and April 1879, entitled โ€œThe History of Crewe.โ€
 
Ever since their first being published these articles have been valued by anyone in Crewe with a curiosity about their townโ€™s history and development, and historians, scholars and academics alike. This new transcription of these Victorian-era essays gives a fascinating insight into Creweโ€™s origins and earliest times and makes the original articles available to a broader audience for many years to come.
 
Printed in Crown Quarto format this 160-page softback book is published by Mark Potts's MPire Books of Crewe. It includes several contemporary photographs from the camera of Richard Baxter Booth, alongside other illustrations and images. With a Foreword by Leanne Palin (former Crewe Chronicle reporter) the book also provides an analysis of Alexander Mackie and his relationship with Crewe and the town's LNWR benefactors, and the rise and fall of the Crewe Guardian newspaper itself. Also included are comprehensive notes which qualify many of the anomalies contained in the original texts, for the benefit of todayโ€™s readers, and a comprehensive index.
 
A strictly limited number of books will be printed, priced at ยฃ15 each. These will be available from around June 26, 2023. To reserve your copy and avoid disappointment, please contact the author by email at , giving your name, postal address, and contact phone number. If ordering more than one copy, please also state the number required.
 
Copies can be delivered free-of-charge within a five-mile radius of Crewe/Nantwich. Standard postal rates apply for orders fulfilled by post.
Volunteers Week 1-7 June 2023
It's Volunteers Week and so we at FHSC would like to say a huge thank you and express our appreciation to our very own body of volunteers.
 
 
Our dedicated volunteers generously contribute their time and expertise to assist others in exploring their family history in countless different ways.
 
So be you a member of the Exec Committee, a Group or sub-leader, one of our Research Centre or helpdesk volunteers,
a member of our small army of transcribers or if you help out at any of our events - whatever role you play - a huge THANK YOU ๐Ÿ˜Š
Resources used in the Andrew Lloyd Webber episode of 'WDYTYA?'

Resources and guides used in the Andrew Lloyd Webber episode of WDYTYA [1st June 2023]

 

Old photographs

Your complete guide to cleaning, storing, and displaying your family photographs

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/photo-dating/old-photographs-clean-store-display/

 

When were the Napoleonic Wars?

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/tutorials/military/best-websites-for-tracing-napoleonic-wars-ancestors/

 

How to read old handwriting

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/feature/old-handwriting/

 

Marriage certificates

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com/feature/marriage-certificates/

 

Various Dutch Records online:

Remember you may need to press the 'Translate to English' button AND the records will be mostly in Dutch, so if you are searching the newspapers in particular remember to use your search terms in Dutch

OpenArchives

Search the genealogical data of Dutch and Belgian archives and societies

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.openarch.nl/

 

WieWasWie

Dutch Archives

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.wiewaswie.nl/

 

Archieven.nl

Discover and search hundreds of kilometres of predominantly Dutch archives

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.archieven.nl/en/

 

Delpher 

Historical Dutch newspapers, books, and magazines

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.delpher.nl/

 

GenealogyOnline

Search for your ancestors and relatives in published family trees           

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.genealogieonline.nl/en/

Dutch National Archives

Link๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.nationaalarchief.nl/en

 

CBG: Centrum voor familiesgeschiedenis

Dutch Centre for Family History

Link ๐Ÿ‘‰https://cbg.nl/

Free Online Events for June

It's the 1st of the month again so time for my list of FREE online events that members may be interested in - 

 

Fri, 2 Jun 2023 Starts at14:00 BST

Sensation, Scandal and Shock: 1963

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sensation-scandal-and-shock1963-tickets-546205233557

 

Tue, 6 Jun 2023 19:00 - 19:45 BST

Maldon at the Gates: Sharing Stories of Disabled Christians

by Adult Learning at St Paulโ€™s Cathedral

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/at-the-gates-sharing-the-stories-of-disabled-christians-tickets-634000010097

 

Tues, 6 June 2023 19:00-20:00 BST

Selsey Cathdโ€™l and the Early Medieval Kingdoms of Sussex

by The Society for Church Archaeology

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-michael-shapland-selsey-cathl-the-early-medieval-kingdoms-of-sussex-tickets-629800047897

 

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 18:00 - 19:15 BST

A Duty to Care: The Emotional Community of Nursing in the Second World War

by The Royal College of Nursing College and Archives 

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-duty-to-care-the-emotional-community-of-nursing-in-the-second-world-war-tickets-608674039437

 

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 19:00 - 20:00 BST

The Battle of Maldon

by History Indoors

Link with more details and to register ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-of-maldon-tickets-638086071617

 

Wed, 7 Jun 2023 Starts at 19:30 BST

Small Inventions That Made a Big Difference

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/small-inventions-that-made-a-big-difference-tickets-546211381947

 

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 18:30 - 19:30 BST

I Met Lucky People: The Story of Romani Gypsies with Yaron Matras

by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/i-met-lucky-people-the-story-of-romani-gypsies-with-yaron-matras-tickets-637372968707

 

Thu, 8 Jun 2023 19:30 - 20:45 BST

Before the Zip

by Glamorgan Family History Society  

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/before-the-zip-tickets-616653726897

 

Fri, 9 Jun 2023 Starts at 14:00 BST

Colour and Light in Miniature: Illuminated Medieval Documents

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/colour-and-light-in-miniature-illuminated-medieval-documents-tickets-546221251467

 

Tues, 13 Jun 2023 Starts at 14:00 BST

From Strangers to Citizens: Immigration and Citizenship Records

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-strangers-to-citizens-immigration-and-citizenship-records-tickets-546222735907

 

Tues, 13 June 2023 starting at 15:00 BST

Eric Williams: Capitalism and Slavery: Debates, Legacies and New Direction for Research  

by The Royal Historical Society  

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/capitalism-and-slavery-debates-legacies-and-new-directions-for-research-tickets-597832993577

 

Tue, 13 Jun 2023 18:30 - 20:00 BST

Travellers, Tombs and Terror: Gothic Tourism in Egypt's 'Mummy Pits' and Victorian Fiction

by ISSE [The International Society for the Study of Egyptomania]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isse-virtual-lecture-travellers-tombs-terror-by-t-baber-l-bruce-tickets-627494301347

 

Wed, 14 Jun 2023 15:00 - 16:00 BST

Researching Your House History

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/researching-your-house-history-tickets-630728324397

 

Fri, 16 June 2023 14:00 BST

The Story of Empire Windrush in Ten Documents

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-story-of-empire-windrush-in-ten-documents-tickets-546228202257

 

Mon, 19 June 2023 14:00 BST

Archives Live: Windrush 75

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/archives-live-windrush-75-tickets-597709915447

 

Mon, 19 June 2023 19:30 BST

Command: How the Allies learned to Win the Second World War with Al Murray

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/command-how-the-allies-learned-to-win-the-second-world-war-with-al-murray-tickets-546226206287

 

Tue, 20 Jun 2023 16:00 - 17:00 BST

Womenโ€™s Lives and Writing: Online Resources for Scottish Residents

by National Library of Scotland

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-lives-and-writings-online-resources-for-scottish-residents-tickets-638013083307

 

Tue, 20 Jun 2023 Starts 19:30 BST

Spinning Stories with Esther Freud

by Friends of Highgate Library

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/esther-freud-spinning-stories-online-tickets-632695227457

 

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 14:00 - 15:15 BST

Your Research and the Media: An Introduction and Guide for Historians

by The Royal Historical Society 

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-research-and-the-media-an-introduction-and-guide-for-historians-tickets-560691231567

 

Wed, 21 June 2023 19:30 BST

Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anne-boleyn-elizabeth-i-the-mother-and-daughter-who-changed-history-tickets-546230107957

 

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 20:00 - 21:00 BST

Who was St Edmund?

by History Indoors

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/who-was-saint-edmund-tickets-575514097157

 

Sat, 24 Jun 2023 18:30 - 20:00 BST

Travel, Tourism and Soldiering in Egypt during the Great War

by ISSE [The International Society for the Study of Egyptomania]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/isse-virtual-lecture-travel-tourism-soldiering-in-egypt-by-s-shepherd-tickets-627498784757

 

Thu, 28 Jun 2023 17:00 - 18:00 BST

Literary Agents and Dead Authors

by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/literary-agents-and-dead-authors-online-talk-tickets-638680549717

 

Fri, 30 June 2023 14:00 BST

Nuts and Bolts: Seven Small Inventions That Changed the World

by National Archives [Free to attend but donation suggested]

Link with more details and to register๐Ÿ‘‰ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nuts-and-bolts-seven-small-inventions-that-changed-the-world-tickets-546232093897

 

๐Ÿ“ทImage by Htc Erl from Pixabay

Series 20 of WDYTYA starts tonight - BBC1 9pm
๐€๐ง๐๐ซ๐ž๐ฐ ๐‹๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐ ๐–๐ž๐›๐›๐ž๐ซ
Andrew Lloyd Webber is a global superstar of musical theatre, still writing and producing blockbuster shows.
He has also combined his nose for business with his love of architecture by renovating the Theatre Royal Drury Lane to its original condition.
Andrew knows he comes from a musical family, including virtuoso cellist brother, Julian โ€“ but heโ€™d love to find out where his showbiz genes and his love of musical theatre come from.
 
 
Read more [but be careful a bit of a spoiler alert!] ๐Ÿ‘‰https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m001mgp3
 
 
As in previous years I will be compiling a list of the resources used in each programme and posting them on the FHSC website
Forging History: 180 years of Crewe Works exhibition
๐Ÿ“ฃ Forging History: 180 years of Crewe Works exhibition - one month to go! ๐ŸŽ‰
 
This summer, come and see the โ€œForging History: 180 years of Crewe Worksโ€ exhibition at the Crewe Heritage Centre
and immerse yourself in the sounds, smells and sights of the past!
 
Join us for an interactive and engaging experience each weekend and Bank Holiday between 1st July โ€“ 10th September
as we commemorate the move of the Grand Junction Railway Engineering Works to Crewe and the impact it had on the town.
 
โ€ข Meet the workers from the past and find out how they lived and worked
โ€ข Explore the locos and see how they were made
โ€ข Find out what else was made at Crewe Works
โ€ข Discover the importance of the Works to Crewe - one of Britain's key industrial engineering towns
 
 
 

 
Photo credit: Crewe and District Local History Association.