Readers of The Hill have learned of a group of 30 emigrants to Australia in 1849.
Imagine for a moment that you have never seen a train, or the sea, or a ship. Sounds unlikely today but in 1849 it was normal not to have experienced any of these. Then imagine, those of you with children,
As we look forward to this year’s Hey Day, a look back to see what fun was to be had in 1986
There has never been a good time to be born poor but the early to mid nineteenth century was one of the worst.
Carrying on from last month’s extract from “One Hundred Years in Child Okeford”:
One of the first items The Archive was given to copy and preserve digitally was a booklet entitled “One Hundred
“And so the English groaned aloud for their lost liberty and plotted ceaselessly to find some way of shaking off a yoke that was so intolerable and unaccustomed” 1
There are few points in history where we can get anything like an accurate assessment of the size
In January and February we copied a “List
Our first post from the archive is a list of businesses in Child Okeford in the late 1920’s. The original is in our archive but we have no idea when this was produced or by whom but a comparison
The King vs the Inhabitants of Child Okeford -William IV takes on Child Okeford.
“Welcome to the village, have you moved far to come here? Shillingstone? Not far then. Before you move in though could I see your Settlement certificate? You haven’t got one? Oh dear