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Travels in Europe

A visit to my grandfather’s birthplace Dinas Powys, Wales and Cardiff too!

In 2016 I made a journey to  Cardiff and Dinas Powys in Wales to see the place where my grandfather was born in 1888 and where my great grandfather was Headmaster of the National School for 17 years from 1887 to … Continue reading

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A walk in Southwark in the land of London Bridge

After seeing the sights of Rotherhithe by Thames Path and following neighborhood streets to places where my ancestors lived in the 1800s it was time to take a step further into the family past by setting out to see neighboring … Continue reading

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A walk in Limehouse to St Anne’s Limehouse

On the northern bank of the River Thames across from Rotherhithe is an old area of London called Limehouse. I was interested in walking along the Limehouse Basin that was originally called the Regent’s Canal Dock when it opened in … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens Museum and Dickens After Dark presentation of The Mystery of Edwin Drood 10 July 2015

On our return to London from Canterbury and other towns in Ken we checked into the Grange Lancaster Hotel, one of the boutique Grange hotels located in a traditional Georgian townhouse on Bedford Street in Bloomsbury, near the University of … Continue reading

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Faversham Nautical Festival 2015

A beautiful day was 5 July when I visited the Faversham Nautical Festival with my cousin Sarah who lives in the old town of Faversham, Kent. Cheryl and I arrived in England a few days earlier and we stayed in … Continue reading

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A Walk in Rotherhithe and St. Mary’s 300th Anniversary

In July 2015 Cheryl and I visited England for two weeks on holiday from the USA and we explored places where my ancestors once lived such as Rotherhithe, London and Canterbury. We also visited cousins currently living in Broadstairs, Faversham, and Sittingbourne. … Continue reading

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Paris afternoon and into the night

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On our return home from Ljubljana we stopped in Paris for a couple of days with the goal of seeing a few of the major sites and after checking in at the Hotel Relais Bosquet we set out to see … Continue reading

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