Perfect day planned
Yes, it would be ideal to have WDYTYA? Live in several different locations each year, but I can’t see that happening. I live in Grantham in Lincolnshire.
My husband and I attended the London show twice, each time making an overnight stay in the capital. I was so excited all day; my husband claimed he was there just to carry the books and papers I acquired! When I saw the Birmingham plans for this year I immediately notified my sister in Sydney. She decided on the spot to come for a visit to coincide with the show. Our great grandparents emigrated from Birmingham to Australia in 1876. Needless to say, we will also be visiting the wonderful new Library of Birmingham. I have already booked tickets for the talk on tracing Birmingham ancestors, too. What a day we are going to have! Jan Pearce, Grantham, Lincolnshire Editor replies: We’re all getting rather excited here as well. I’m also hoping to fit in a visit to the new Library of Birmingham. See you there!
John Lishman/ Lishmund bit.ly/1OcVxmO I have a bit of a conundrum with a birth record for the place name listed for my 5x great grandfather – it’s on one of his daughter’s baptism records and it says he’s ‘of Worther’.
I know that Lishman/ Lishmund has Scottish and probable German roots, but the only
Grantham Borough Military Band bit.ly/1OcW4ox Whilst doing my research a few years ago, I found a great uncle who died during the First World War. His name was Tom Swain of James Thomas Russell Lennie (born 1890 in Dundee) and a Dr JH Bell left Liverpool on 14 February 1929 as they attempted to cycle around the world.
I’m looking for further information about this. If anyone has
Australian newspapers are freely available to search using Trove up to the 1950s and, of course, carry plenty of international news. Using the search phrase “cycle around the world” brings up plenty of hits. Clearly it was not only Mr Lennie who felt moved to attempt this.
However, so far I have not found his name among the others. For details, search trove.nla.gov.au. Sylcec