Yesterday, a beautiful thing happened on the blog while I was busy, largely getting muddy on Cannock Chase (3 times now I’ve frozen my bits off in darkened, wet woodland, and still not a picture of a badger to show).
Before I left the house, I posted forward a query from Australian Kesa about her family roots in Brownhills, and the sleuthing trio of Andy Dennis, David Evans and Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler aced it all day. The material they found, and the kindness and dedication they showed in doing so was just why I love doing this, and why it seems to be a good resource.
Gentlemen, and Kesa, I salute you all.
I get very confused about religious history and the various sects, and genealogy isn’t my particular bag either. It’s a shining illustration of teamwork and community spirit that experts come together to help folk out in this way.
The only thing that bothers me slightly is it seems to indicate that the blog works better when I leave it along and ride my bike instead…
Anyway, just to catch up, Peter Cutler sent the following clips for Kesa from the Friday, 23 May 1903 edition of the Lichfield Mercury, fresh from the archive. I know he’s already transcribed them, but they’re nice to have.
To Kesa: anything else we can do, please ask.