Monthly Archives: May 2015

THE SOCIAL HISTORY BEHIND FAMILY HISTORY – WILLS

‘Have you made your will yet?’ is a question most of us have been asked at some time or other. People are often surprised how many people in past years made wills – almost as a final farewell to the world. For the family, local and social historian they can be a goldmine of information […]

A BRITISH BANK HOLIDAY

Here in England we are heading to a Bank Holiday weekend – 23rd to 25th May inclusive. The word ‘Holiday’ is derived from the term ‘Holy Day’ of the Catholic Church – the days on which, as canon 1247 of the Code of Canon Law states: On Sundays and other holy days of obligation, the […]