Business Histories Talk Now Available!

A short update to say that my talk from the Register of Qualified Genealogists’ Conference is now available to view, for free, on the RQG website. The talk, along with those provided by other speakers, will be available until 31 October 2021. You can learn more about my corn merchant project in an earlier post. […]

How the corn merchants claimed my summer

Hello everyone! It’s some time since I updated here, but there are a few things I’d like to share. Framlingham Corn Merchants Project Before the summer holidays, I began researching and writing about corn merchants in Framlingham. I say ‘began’…because I’m not finished! I think there is much more to discover and record. However, I […]

One hundred years ago today: a WWI death confirmed

From the Framlingham Weekly News, 28 April, 1917: The death announced in our last issue of 2nd-Lieut. H.G.Walne, second son of Mr and Mrs Walne, Kettleburgh Hall [my Great Great Uncle], is officially confirmed. We are indebted to the bereaved parents for the following particulars of his career :- After finishing his education, Mr Walne entered […]

100 years ago today: Framlingham Volunteers

Published in the Framlingham Weekly News on 20 January 1917, Henry George Walne appeared giving a vote of thanks for ‘a very pleasant evening’… Volunteer Prize Distribution at Framlingham A handicap shooting competition was held by the Framlingham Volunteers at Christmas, and, thank[s] to the generosity of their friends, each of the sixty-two competitors received a […]