Sunday, 28 April 2019

Runcorn Hawker's Home


Very seldom do I come across a newspaper article that does not paint a Palin cousin in a favourable light.     I have a hard time accepting things at face value and constantly wonder, “What is the story, behind the story?”

Here is an article found in the Northwich Guardian on May 21, 1912.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Alleged Attempt to Poison A Farmer Near Middlewich

We all know that life was different for our ancestors back in their day.  They did not have the conveniences we have at our disposal today.   Many things would have made their lives easier like electric lights, washing machines, electric stoves, fridges, and farm equipment.  These would have been a dream come true for many.   But would these things really have made them happier?   There seems to be a few today that purposely go to live off the grid.

If had to pick out the one of the most important differences between now and then,  I think it is not what they didn't have, it is what many of our ancestors had to endure that we do not.  Servitude.

I found a rather disturbing twisted court case that involved a young girl back in 1877.   This newspaper article was found in the Northwich Guardian October 24, 1877.

Saturday, 5 January 2019

Grosvenor Bridge History

Every once in a while I come across some thing that is priceless.  This was found in the Cheshire Observer October 23, 1937.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Society Pages Surprises

I love how years ago the local newspapers would list the coming and goings of people.   Which distant cousins were coming for a visit,  who was getting engaged, and even who had a bridal shower.  I would expect to see this in small town newspapers, but I did not expect to see this in the Montreal Gazette.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Which Palin Family Branch Are You In?

Many times I have been asked how are we related?  Sometimes this is not an easy question to answer.

Sunday, 4 November 2018

1233 Days

Every person has a story to tell.  Some stories are remarkable and some are horrifying. Last month I wrote about a man who was thought dead during WWI but was alive in a Prisoner of War Camp in Germany.  In honour of Remembrance Day,  I am writing about another man who was also held captive in a Prisoner of War Camp in WWII.