Tag Archives: storypast

Telling family stories

As part of my research I will inevitably have to tell you some family histories. I say have to – it’s a vital, fascinating and relevant part of my research. But have you ever had someone try to tell you their … Continue reading

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The good death of Lawrence Britcliffe, part three: crime and flight

Cliviger Valley, by Alan Rayner. The path Alan describes here includes some of the Burnley Way via Holme, the Ram Inn and Dodbottom Woods. This post is the third in a series on the unfortunate life of Lawrence Britcliffe, a … Continue reading

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The good death of Lawrence Britcliffe, part one: the funeral

This is the first in a series about an episode in my own family history – apologies, but it’s a long way from the Black Country. One of the things that stuck with me most in Alison Light‘s description of … Continue reading

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#shs40, #storypast and academic memory

Tuesday this week saw a trip up to Lancaster and the Social History Society’s 40th anniversary conference. It’s always fun to take the train somewhere new, and this was no exception – the gap between the arrival of my train … Continue reading

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“Broke… alone… in love with a pigeon”

No Black Country history this week I’m afraid, more like a sideline that I’ve been exploring… #storypast I’m currently making notes for my first ever paper at an academic conference, in just under four weeks time. It’s not a full, 20-minute … Continue reading

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