Although Mary Elizabeth Lockey was the only child of Robert Lockey and Minnie Horler, both parents had children from previous marriages as is shown in her obituary published by the Johnson Funeral Home, Lake Wales on Saturday, March 20, 2004.
This description of Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset, England was written and drawn by a Miss Palmer and published by the Ilam anastatic drawing society in 1862
The Book of Beaminster tells the story of the town through words and a remarkable collection of photographs showcasing the locale through the ages. The book was put together by Beaminster Museum, where the authors are all volunteers.
Read the full story by Nicola Rayner in the Dorset Echo
The History and Description of the Public Charities in the town of Frome published in 1833 is based on the report of the report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Charities of England which was published on January 15, 1820, together with other material. This account of the finances of the Free Grammar School was published as an appendix.
The Sandbanks area of Poole has been described as ‘One of the most valuable locations on Earth’, with even quite modest houses selling for over £1M. One hundred years ago the picture was quite different as this description published in 1905 by Charles Harper in his book ‘The Dorset Coast’ shows.
Anglican clergyman, publisher and convert to Roman Catholicism, Charles Kegan Paul (1828-1902) was born on March 8, 1828, at White Lackington, near Ilminster, Somerset the son of Charles Paul, curate of the parish and his wife Frances Kegan Horne. In 1899 he published his autobiography and it is from this that these memories of his early life in Writhlington are derived.
This account of the foundation of Christ Church, Frome Somerset has been extracted from The History and Description of the Public Charities in the town of Frome published in 1833, based on the report of the report of the Commissioners appointed to enquire into the Charities of England which was published on January 15, 1820, together with other material.
This description of Norton St Philip, Somerset, England was published in 1929 by George Woosung Wade & Joseph Henry Wade in their book, Somerset. The drawing of the George Inn is by Sydney R. Jones and originally published in 1912.
February 11, 2008 at 4:00 am (Genealogy, Location)
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As a young man, my Great-grandfather, George Coombs was a soldier in the 1st Batallion of the Dorsetshire Regiment and served during the Tyrah Campaign. This brief account of that action is taken from, Our Soldiers, Gallant Deeds of the British Army during Victoria’s Reign by W.H.G. Kingston.
A New exhibition is opening at a Dorset museum about the role of women in the country’s war effort.
The Royal Signals Museum at Blandford scooped £50,000 of Heritage Lottery Fund towards the cost of the showcase. Work is nearing completion on the Women at War exhibitions and curators hope it will be open in time for half-term.
It will focus on such organisations as the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry, Special Operations Executive and Auxiliary Territorial Service
For more information visit the Royal Signals Museum Web Site