Category Colonial change

Buster Crabb and a note of his past

It is interesting how one thing can lead to another – and that the ‘other’ can be in the past rather than the present. On Wednesday 19th April I posted the first part of the Buster Crabb story and promised that the next step would appear on Saturday 29th April.  That promise remains – however […]

Passports; Candlemas; a wind of change; a electric railway; the pips, Manchester United Munich air crash; a farmer’s wife

Monday 1st February 1915: British Passports had gone on general issue at the start of the First World War but proved to be subject to fraudulent use so, on this day, 1st February 1915, it became obligatory by law to include a photograph on the document. The passport was a one-page document folded into eight, […]