February 25, 2021

Archives for 2010

K. Lewis, Rugby

“I was very impressed with the work Paul did, very efficent and i couldnt believe how quickly he found the relevant information. It’s really made both sets of grandparents very happy. I highly recommend Paul. A fast friendly service!” K. Lewis, Rugby

Upgrading the website and blog

I’ve neglected this blog for the whole of the summer (and most of the autumn!) – too busy researching, working on other projects, sailing and generally messing about. I’m about to update the website and it will probably take a couple of weeks, so what you see when you visit the blog section might not […]

The River Ouse (Yorkshire)

Following on from my recent post about York watermen I decided to find out more about The River Ouse and it’s importance to the City of York. To do this I bought two books, the first being Yorkshire Ouse: The History of a River Navigation (Inland Waterways Histories) by Baron F Duckham. This isn’t a […]

York Watermen

I’m looking into a family for a customer at the moment who were watermen for at least 3 generations going back to the late 18th Century. The river ouse has always been important to the city and was an industrial conduit in the 19th century carrying, amongst other cargo, coal out to the sea ports […]