Sorry I’ve been largely missing in action for a couple of days. Festivities, and other stuff, including quite a bit of research, have kept me very busy. The research has been a revelation, the value of which will become clear in the next couple of weeks.
Posts may be a little odd over the next couple of days. I have had lots of odd, but important little queries to cover. Stick with it if things seem a bit disjointed.
In the mean time, blog stalwarts David Evans, Peter ‘Pedro’ Cutler and Andy Dennis have been doing their bit to cement Anglo-Antipodean relations by helping Aussie reader Kesa resolve her family Genealogy in Brownhills.
Kesa’s enquiry found its way here all the way from Tasmania, itself a heartland of mining. It really is an odd thing that the reach of this tiny blog seems to stretch so far!
David Evans sent me a few images for the blog, one of which I never knew existed, to help Kesa get a feel for the history of Brownhills, and I include them here. Some have featured before, but they bear repeating.
Thanks to Kesa for her enquiry, and please do keep the questions coming! It has been a thing of fascination and true community so far, and I’ve been thoroughly gripped by the whole saga. Great stuff.