This article describes the fate of the Min-y-Don – a clipper destined for Lyttleton, New Zealand in 1882. Among the crew was our Great Great uncle Thomas Finch. Min-y-Don, translates from Welsh to mean ‘At the edge of the waves’. Image Source: Wikipedia
This article highlights three reasons why family tree research may be good for your wellbeing.
It’s often called the “forgotten” tragedy of the 19th century – the loss of nearly 700 lives aboard the Princess Alice steamer on the River Thames, following its collision with a coal ship. But this article describes another truly forgotten collision involving the SS Princess Alice seven years earlier. On this occasion it was our great-grandmother and her family on board a skiff returning on a day out to Kew that were the unsuspecting victims.
Image: Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, 1895 by E J Gregory
The life of the 19th-century lighterman was both enthralling and dangerous. This posting looks at a ‘letter to the editor’ on the subject of lightermen. (Featured image: British School, 19th Century Upper reaches of the River Thames with a lighter to foreground and barges and masted vessels, 1913)
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