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30 Day Writing Challenge, Social History

Exposing the Cobbles Beneath & Romanticising the Past / Writing Challenge Day 19

There are ghosts everywhere... not white-sheet-with-eyes kind of ghosts, but ghosts of times gone by. I often come across a patch of cobbles, elbowing their way out of the tarmac, determined to remind us of the lives that were lived before ours. Apparently, when slums were demolished, only the top layers were erased in many… Continue reading Exposing the Cobbles Beneath & Romanticising the Past / Writing Challenge Day 19

Social History Books
Social History

Social History Books! (Victorian, Edwardian, Slum Clearance etc)

Today I'm talking about one my all time fave subjects, social history! I've always had a huge interest in the lives of working people from the Victorian times onwards. Unfortunately, I don't feel like social history is a very hot topic for many of my peers... but I know they'll be someone out there who… Continue reading Social History Books! (Victorian, Edwardian, Slum Clearance etc)

Social History

Finding Freda’s House / Feeling connected to our ancestors…

  Not last Sunday but the Sunday before, my boyfriend, Tom, his grandparents and I went on a very important and highly aniticipated trip to Fleetwood. I'm from Birmingham, whereas Tom and his family are all from Bolton. Although I'm a proud Brummie, as an attempt to fit in with my in-laws, I often mentioned… Continue reading Finding Freda’s House / Feeling connected to our ancestors…