Will writes: I fell in love with family history when I was aged just seven and ‘Aunty' Lizzie of Anglesey took me by the hand to show me the sepia photos in her parlour, telling me which were “my people”.
A few years later, my dad died. He left me an account of his first 16 years and the wonderful pen portraits of his parents and grandparents sparked my imagination.
The two incidents set me off on a pastime that has fascinated me for 20 years.
• Our BBC recording of Tamar Hoggarth
• The Mary Max kidnap
• Henry Prossor's divorce
• William Frank Bramhill’s biography
• The Liverpool Lifeboat Disaster of 1892
• The Bibby’s dust explosion
• George Alfred Unwin and the world’s first CQD (SOS) message
• George 2 Unwin and the sinking of the Rotomahana
• The lord who may be Liz’s umpteen times great uncle signed the king’s death warrant
• Our Ancestry trees
Will Bramhill and Liz (nee Hudson) live in Colchester, Essex, UK. Will is a national newspaper sub-editor and Liz is a charity worker.
As well as genealogy our pastimes include gardening. cycling, politics and reading — and Liz adores quilting and tapestry.
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