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It was lovely (and unexpected) to receive these beautiful flowers yesterday afternoon. Thank you Helen and David for allowing me to research the history of your house. I dearly hope that you are satisfied with my presentation. #familyhistorydetectivetriciastracings #whohasbeensleepinginyourhouse #househistory #historyofthehouse #ballaratheritage #ballarathouses #househistories #yourfamilyisyourstory #familyhistorian #familyhistoryresearch #familyhistorymatters #familytree #genealogy #familysearch #genealogist #myheritage #genealogyresearch #professionalgenealogist #gettingstarted
Our detective work 🔎 is really paying off. We have just started to unlock some of the secrets of Pear Tree House and we stumbled  upon a very interesting character: Thomas Lye (how lucky were we to find a picture of him? Priceless! ) Tommy was the head of the family living at the Pear Tree House when he appeared in the news in the 1850's after being involved in a horse doping conspiracy. He was working as a stable jockey for his brother-in-law, Thomas Dawson, when he took part in a plot to make one of his horses, Silton, lose a prestigious Newcastle race. Silton did win that race despite having 'a chemist's shop inside him'  but being a family relative to the trainer, Tommy got off lightly! We also found a morbid side to Tommy's character; after his retirement, he developed a mania for attending every funeral in Wensleydale wearing a dapper-bell topper hat 🎩 and swallow-tailed coat. That must have kept him busy...😬 His descendants were still living at the Pear Tree house in the early 1910’s. What other stories are we going to uncover? 🕵️‍♀️ Picture source: jockeypedia
The beautifully romantic ruins of Dryburgh Abbey. It is so lovely to be able to get out and explore in the sun! 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ #dryburghabbey #ruins #Scotland #scottishborders #explorescotland #worthavisit #discoveringheritage #stonework #househistories #familyhistory #abbey #oldbuildings #bytheriver #rivertweed #outinthesun ☀️ #scottishheritage
Do you recognise where this is? Well before it became Dolly’s Pantry and The The Nutmeg Tree, the bakery in West Street had several proprietors down the years, although quite when it first became a bakery is unknown. There was also a bakery on the corner of East End Lane and the High Street until 1904. Pictured is Charles Cutress who took over the bakery after WW1. His son went on to found the local chain ‘Forfars’. This picture is taken from our book ‘The Village at Work’. We are currently preparing for a new exhibition about Ditchling’s shops and businesses during the 1920s, to tie in with the theme of next year’s fair. If you are interested in helping with this research, please drop us a line. It’s a fascinating ‘way in’ to Ditchling’s more recent history and personalities. . . #ditchling #ditchlingvillage #eastsussex #sussex #southdowns #sussexcoast #history #localhistory #socialhistory #familyhistory #househistories #ditchlingbeacon #ditchlingmuseumofartandcraft #ditchlingfair #ditchlingcommon #ditchlingbull #ditchlingresident #community #villagelife #sussexsquad #sussexcounty #sussexlife #sussexcountryside #sussexdowns #historylovers #historygeeks #southdownsnationalpark #exhibition #thevillageatwork #ditchlinghistory 📷@ditchlinghistoryproject
I am an historian specialising in researching the social history of houses! #househistorian #househistories #househistory #history #historian
We have been spending quite a bit of time in Newcastle Library! 〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ #research #directories #tradedirectories #bookshelf #bookshelves #bookshelvesofinstagram #biblio #discoveringhetitage #explorehistory #welovebooks #Newcastle #library #lotsofbooks #lotsofbookstoread #booksaremylife #familyhistory #househistories #localhistoeymatters 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Discovering heritage through the authentic historical research of people places and properties www.discoveringheritage.com Email Research@discoveringheritage.com
Hello! 👋🏻 Welcome to Ditchling History Project’s brand new Instagram page. We are being dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century! . We plan to use this page to give you a flavour of what it is that we do and the resources we have collected over the past 20 years, documenting the rich history of (what we think is) our very special village. . Hopefully this will be a good way of telling the story of the people, personalities and families, the landmarks, places and little known stories and micro-histories, that have made Ditchling what it is today, as well as engaging people with connections to the village, past and present. We will also keep you abreast of our regular events and publications. . And, we’d love to hear your comments, questions and recollections on the content we share. We are actively looking for new members at the moment, so if you’d like to find out more, please do get in touch. . Here’s a snap from Fair Day, Summer 1948. PLENTY more where that came from... . . . #ditchling #ditchlingvillage #eastsussex #sussex #southdowns #sussexcoast #history #localhistory #socialhistory #familyhistory #househistories #ditchlingbeacon #ditchlingmuseumofartandcraft #ditchlingfair #ditchlingcommon #ditchlingbull #ditchlingresident #community #villagelife #sussexsquad #sussexcounty #sussexlife #sussexcountryside #sussexdowns #historylovers #historygeeks #southdownsnationalpark #southdownsway #sdnp #ditchlinghistoryproject 📷@ditchlinghistoryproject
At the Voice of the Viewer & Listener Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting 2018. Twenty Twenty TV for BBC2’s A House Through Time won Best TV News & Factual Programme! So proud to be consultant & contributor to this fantastic series #ahousethroughtime #househistories #househistory #documentaryfilm #tv #bbctwo #bbc2
Happy to have completed the final draft of the history of a house in Mayfair - and now starting a new project on the history of two cottages in Somerset!! 😀 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #mayfair #london #Somerset #research #archives #heritage #architecture #houses #property #lovemyjob
Delighted to announce that A House Through Time has been recommissioned for a 3rd series. We’re on the hunt for a house in Bristol #ahousethroughtime #househistory #househistories #Bristol #bbc2 #bbctwo
Here are some pictures of the @avoncroftmuseum prefab that I took on my recent visit. They also have an Anderson shelter #AHouseThroughTime #prefab #andersonshelter #40shome #1940shouse #1940shome #househistory #househistories
Oakland House As we walk through Gosforth and Jesmond we enjoy looking at some of the interesting properties that we pass. 〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️One of our favourites is Oakland House on the corner of Lodore Road and Moorfield in High West Jesmond. 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ This part of Jesmond was developed on land formerly owned by the Dukes of Portland - the Cavendish-Bentinck family. The family owned a lot of property in the north-east of England but their family seat was Welbeck Abbey in Nottinghamshire. 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️ #househistory #househistories #secretstories #familyhistory #discoveringheritage #Jesmond #Gosforth #Newcastle #frontdoor #walking #house #houses #localhistorymatters #amresearchingheritage #wholivedinmyhouse #Welbeckabbey #Nottinghamshire 〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Discovering heritage through the authentic historical research of people places and properties. Email Research@discoveringheritage.com www.discoveringheritage.com
HIRING HISTORIANS TO ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOUSE: article in MoneyWeek 19 April issue (p. 12) - a version of our Telegraph piece by Yohannes Lowe from a couple of weeks ago - sadly they didn't mention us this time, but good for business all the same! Thanks to our client Mike Franklin for drawing our attention to this feature #househistories #addingvalue #tring #telegraph #moneyweek #historian #historian @bucksresearch #benchmarkhousehistories #carolfulton #propertyportraits #househistoryresearch #househistory #oldhouses #mikefranklin
I was lucky to spend a whole day filming in the gorgeous 18 Stafford Terrace (London) recently. Home of Punch cartoonist Edward Linley Sambourne, it’s known for its Aesthetic Movement interiors & William Morris wallpapers. The thing I loved the most was this painted Chinoiserie fireplace with its mobile heater in the basement shop #chinoiserie #18staffordterrace #linleysambourne #linleysambournehouse #househistory #househistories
Here’s the view of the house from the backyard this past winter. It was built in three sections, which is easiest to distinguish from this view. The left section is the living room. It is the oldest section of the house and used to be several bedrooms. The central section, the tallest area, is now the kitchen, dining room, and second floor bedrooms. It used to include a parlor and farm office. Most of the rear part of the house was a woodshed. It was quite extravagant to have an interior woodshed--no going out into the cold to get wood for the fire. Alas, we have regressed and do go out in the cold to get wood though. 😆 We use the space as a tool (and junk) shed and workshop. The original kitchen used to be in the area closest to the central section of the house (the door that is partially obscured by the grill). It is now the laundry room. The second floor was the servants’ quarters; it is now my study plus a bedroom. There is an attic to each part of the house too—each with its own set of wildlife. The flying squirrels enjoy the rear attic while the bats prefer the living room attic. 🙈 It is fascinating to see how houses have changed through time. Walnut Hill was built about 190 years ago. For all intents and purposes, the house is fairly authentic—no additions. The floor plan did evolve but considering how much technology has changed in 200 years that’s understandable. If you enjoy this account, you may want to follow my new account @lockporttownhistory to share general Lockport history! #shamelessplug #lockportny #lockporthistory #househistories #kodakmotormatic35 #kodakgold200 #filmphotography #35mmphotography
Treasure trove garnered from 20 years of gardening this plot!#househistories #willowpattern
Once upon a time there were some Gunpowder Mills...once upon a time there was noise, the sound of machines clanging and clattering, mens voices chattering and shouting, horses hooves clip clopping, barrels being rolled into boats, water sloshing against the hulls of the boats, the grind of stone and the sound of metal....the smell of metal, smoke, tar, and oil and gunpowder.....the sound of birds and the sight of green grass and wildflowers unknown. #history #heritage #surrey #gunpowder #gunpowdermills #chilworth #england #travel #explore #stories #househistories #buildings #building #ruins #derelict #woodland #walks #wanderlust
A preview of a wonderful photo of Gracie whose story is told tonight in @BBCTwo #AHouseThroughTime Love the details of the interior: especially the draped mantel cloth on which is placed photos & ornaments. Intrigued by glimpse of painting(?) above her right arm #househistory #househistories #newcastle #mantelpiece
In this week’s @bbctwo @TwentyTwentyTV #AHouseThroughTime I tell the story of Rose MacQueeney, Irish landlady of our Newcastle property when it was a lodging house in 1920s. Keep a lookout for this picture (which usually lives in my hall) that I took to @Beamish_Museum to use as a prop #househistory #househistories #sacredheart #newcastle #sacredheartofjesus
It’s been a beautiful weekend so far here in Minnesota. I’ve finished my new book and uncovered another layer to the story of our house. I wasn’t sure what to highlight this week during #52weeksofhome wildcard theme! It inspired me to dig a little deeper into our house’s history and I’m glad I did! Since purchasing this house in September 2017 we discovered the old photo and learned the names of the house’s original inhabitants. We found out our house was built as a hotel/stagecoach station and perhaps even a brothel. This weekend’s discovery also confirms it was used as a post-prohibition tavern ran by Mrs. Ida Lackey (little girl in the top photo on image three! Newspaper archives are next! On to learning more about this woman and her story. More to come. #oldhouselife #oldhouselove #thankfulforhistorians #historystory #househistories #mnhistoricalsociety #freeborncountyhistoricalsociety
Great to see that Littleborough Archaeological Society are joining us for #TimeMachineExp - First weekend in May! A new People's History Festival - What will you discover? What can you bring? A @heritageopendays Project! Celebrating 25 Years! #localhistory #history #archives #familyhistory #historian #heritage #collection #ancestry #ancestor #familystories #househistory #househistories
Thrilled to be featured in an article in today's Sunday Telegraph about the value of house histories #househistory #househistories #property
William and I have had the pleasure of staying in the family.home of #poet #alfrednoyes on the #isleofwight which is now run as a #bedandbreakfast Its simply delightful here. A #house steeped in so much #history and it's a relaxed atmosphere so you feel like you're staying In their home which we love.cant wait to stay here again. The sea and coastal path is okay 5 minute walk through the back garden and the house is adorned with so much wonderful poetry and memories of noyes. #househistories #heritage #architecture #building #buildings #travel #explore #holiday
One of my jobs on A House Through Time is to bring the history of the interior alive. My kitchen scene in episode 1 was filmed at the Charles Dickens Museum in London #ahousethroughtime #charlesdickensmuseum #kitchen #historickitchen #victoriankitchen #househistory #househistories
Had a great day researching in Canterbury today! The archives just happen to be in Canterbury Cathedral cloisters!!! 😀 #househistory #househistories #househistorian #history #research #architecture #archives #canterbury #canterburykent #canterburycathedral #cloisters #kent #stone #medieval
Bit of #plumbingarcheology for you. Love discovering the textures and colours of the past lives of a house when you take down a rad or lift up a floorboard #plumbinglife #plumber #househistories #plumbing
One of our recent projects that Cathy posted about on her genealogy page: #Repost @bucksresearch (@get_repost ) ・・・ Latest wall history produced with @benchmarkhousehistories and framed by @julessainterframer1 for a client. This one was of a lovely late Victorian house in rural Buckinghamshire #househistory #househistories #victorian #victorianhouse #buckinghamshire #propertyhistories #propertyhistory #househistorian #househistorian #housedetective #housedetectives #ahousethroughtime #oldhouses #wholivedtherebefore #everyhousehasastorytotell #ifwallscouldspeak #houseportraits
Old postcard of Ivy Road in Gosforth then and now. (Unable to credit source). @architecturalengland 〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ #Gosforth #oldpostcards #oldpostcardsofgosforth #Ivyroad #Streetscene #streetview #street #blackandwhite #discoveringheritage #househistories #Gosforth #Newcastle 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️🔎〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Discovering heritage through the authentic historical research of people places and properties. www.discoveringheritage.com Email Research@discoveringheritage.com
Once again, it was great be involved in the TV programme - A House Through Time - this time as research consultant!! The new series starts tonight on BBC Two at 9pm! 😀 #ahousethroughtime #househistories #househistory #househistorian #history #bbctwo #television #twentytwenty #TV #newcastle #researchconsultant #research #davidolusoga #architecture #socialhistory
I’ll be on @bbctwo on Monday at 9 pm with David Olusoga in series 2 of A House Through Time. We have fascinating tales to tell in our new house in Newcastle #ahousethroughtime #newcastle #househistory #househistories
Latest wall history produced with @benchmarkhousehistories and framed by @julessainterframer1 for a client. This one was of a lovely late Victorian house in rural Buckinghamshire #househistory #househistories #victorian #victorianhouse #buckinghamshire
Hold your horses! If you're researching your house history, why not look at your neigh-bours too? Building a picture of the community can help you understand more about the inhabitants of your home #GrandNational #TenuousLink . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #instagood
FamilySearch.org is the most popular free genealogy website online, and often one of the first ones new genealogists use. Their collection of records is impressive… it’s the largest in the world. However, billions of its billions of records are still not indexed. Today, I’ll talk about how to find some hidden gems on the website, even without the benefit of indexing. Follow Link in Bio. @ancestralfindings ⠀ ⠀ #familysearch #familytree #ancestry #genealogy #familyhistory #history #heritage #ancestor #historian #historicalbuildings #palaeography #archives #collection #home #titledeeds #photooftheday #archive #family #house #househistories #househistory #familystories #dna #familystory #ancestorhomes #deed #familyhistorian #localhistory #research #bhfyp
#pickeringplace near #stjames in #london was a wonderful little find on our wanderings today. The smallest #square in London and also the site of the last reputed duel! You could easily miss it if you weren't keeping your eyes peeled. It's also one of the last places to be lit by gaslight!! Its little narrow entrance sandwiched between two 17th century buildings and and wine merchants which started life as a grocer's at the end of the 17th century. You feel like you've stepped out of the metropolis and into a bygone era. Wonderful! #londoncity #city #history #heritage #architecture #building buildings #househistory #househistories #cityscape #photo #photography
NEW - HOUSE HISTORIES. Have you ever wondered who may have lived in your house before you? Or what used to be on the land where your house now stands? We are introducing our new house histories project called 'If These Walls Could Talk' for properties based in Kent. Initially this will be a trial which is why it is only specific to Kent to begin with. Message us for further details #ancestry #ancestors #genealogy #familyhistory #familytree #familysearch #findmypast #househistory #househistories
My husband works in a small school that used to be a farm house. The teachers wanted to know who was living here during the wars to bring history to life for the students there. I was able to find that one of the farmer's sons applied to a military tribunal to be exempt from military service in WW1. His exemption lasted less than a year and he eventually ended up as an officer in the RAF. However, he must have befallen some sort of accident as he was discharged to hospital after just 6 weeks. He eventually ended up back at the farm and was there when WW2 started. He lived until the grand age of 94. #WW2 #WW1 #househistories #familyhistory #familytree #genealogy #familyhistorystories #RAF #Kent #Thanet #ancestry #ancestors #UK #England
This 1903 Conveyance refers to the Indenture dated 5 February 1897 made by the Lands Allotment Company Limited. No doubt they had a few carrots or two! #InternationalCarrotDay . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/16022/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday #instagood
A wonderful day spent @NationalTrust @thevyne_nt near Basingstoke today with my little adventurer. Such a beautiful house, gardens and woodland walks and it looked glorious in the spring sunshine #architecturephotography #photography #spring #sunshine #history #heritage #travel #blog #instabritain #travelblogger #hampshire #buildings #househistory #househistories #photo #insta #instagram #instadaily #bluesky
The Burghly almshouses in #Stamford #Lincolnshire built in around 1597 on the site of the old medieval hospital built around 1170. Beautiful buildings right in the heart of this gorgeous #town and with a stunning blossom tree in the #garden #architecture #architecturephotography #building #history #househistory #heritage #househistories #research #photo #weekend #explore #travel #photography
So looking forward to this! Loved the previous series. #bottomuphistory . Repost from @deborahsuggryan using @RepostRegramApp - A House Through Time is back on @bbctwo on Monday 8 April at 9.00 pm. I’m series consultant and appear in every episode. In the first episode I tell the story of one woman in the Victorian house #ahousethroughtime #househistory #househistories #househistorian #victorianhouse #newcastle #newcastleupontyne #victorianhome
A House Through Time is back on @bbctwo on Monday 8 April at 9.00 pm. I’m series consultant and appear in every episode. In the first episode I tell the story of one woman in the Victorian house #ahousethroughtime #househistory #househistories #househistorian #victorianhouse #newcastle #newcastleupontyne #victorianhome
Gorgeous sky in Bath this evening, and I’m meeting house historian @melbackehansen for drinks. Double delight. #authorsofinstagram #writersofinstagram #househistories #history #bathlife
I recently gave an interview about my work, including recent work on ‘A History of Britain in 100 Homes’ and ‘A House Through Time’, and the interview featured in My Weekly magazine last week! ☺️😉 #househistorian #househistories #househistory #interview #myweekly #magazine #houses #history #historian #feature #book #ahousethroughtime #research #researchconsultant #100homes #historicalconsultant
#OTD 1934 Driving Tests were introduced in Britain. Albert Pye, a motor car driver, purchased property in Bowerfold Lane, Heaton Norris in 1934 . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/42837/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday #instagood
I can’t go anywhere without looking for secret windows and hidden passages. Loved this one in St MARYS Passage in Stamford on the weekend. This formed part of one of the gates in the old NORMAN wall. #window #building #buildings #househistory #househistories #househistorian #architecture #wall #people #places #history #heritage #instagram
Having a spring clean this weekend? Don't forget the windows! Mr Arthur Donachie was a master window cleaner in 1919 Salford . https://www.ancestorhomes.com/document/2139/ . #ancestorhomes . #genealogy #familyhistory #familystory #familytree #dna #family #ancestry #ancestor #familysearch #familystories #househistory #househistories #house #historicalbuildings #home #archive #deed #titledeeds #collection #archives #heritage #palaeography #history #localhistory #historian #research #photooftheday #instagood
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