Guest article written by Peter D. Gardner Samuel Grose: a Trevithick Protégé and Unsung Hero Samuel Grose, later to become one of Cornwall’s best known engineers, was born at Nether Stowey, Somerset in 1791. His parents Samuel Grose and Eleanor Giddy were both from Redruth and Sam was employed for many years as a ‘Captain’ […]
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My Mum – one of the most influential and wonderful people in my life. This article was written in 2009 two years before Mum passed away. 30 questions for my Mum may seem a little unusual to write about but it became obvious to me that there were lots of interesting things about her life […]
Guest article written by Peter D. Gardner Just two generations back my great aunts felt ashamed of the convict foundations of our nation. Leap a generation and genealogists far and wide searched the records for their sometimes elusory convict ancestry. My own family trees produced no such figure – at least not in Australia. But […]
On our last trip to Australia while driving through East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, it was by chance we stopped at the conveniently located Yarragon Tea Rooms and take away. When travelling anywhere away from home it is always enjoyable to be able to stop and appreciate a refreshing cuppa of your choice and take a […]
Why I love where I live. Simply, British Columbia has it all! In 2013 I published a set of favourite photographs of Beautiful British Columbia, shortly after becoming a Canadian citizen. We are so blessed / privileged / fortunate to live in such an incredible province with such freedoms. So here are a few more […]