Revisiting The Western Front

Last year, I visited Ypres and the surrounding area for the Passchendaele 100th anniversary commemorations.  There was more to see and do than I could fit into that weekend, so a year later I returned to tick off the missing items:  The 6km "Canadian Road to Passchendaele" signposted walk, Essex Farm cemetery and dressing station, … Continue reading Revisiting The Western Front

George Pillcher Hill: The Disappearing Husband

George Pillcher Hill, 1869-1943 Hairdresser of Bletchley and Southend and the husband of my third great aunt.   A common peril for genealogists is falling down a rabbit hole.  Not just the literal rabbit holes at Sutton Road cemetery in Southend, where I nearly broke an ankle, but the distraction of a rather interesting individual who … Continue reading George Pillcher Hill: The Disappearing Husband