Tag Archives: Genealogy

About Henry Day

Henry has an anchor on his left forearm; a blue mark (a man’s head?); and the letters, H.D. I’m full of cold, head-cold, with that accompanying slight delirium that feels like junior school. At the start of Wednesday I know about … Continue reading

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Back to the Old House, Slightly

Last Thursday night on the way home from Leeds I took a detour of sorts that cut out a first stretch of the M1 and took me back up and around by the first house I owned. Miners’ houses, two-up-two-downs, … Continue reading

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Sam and Walter

Here’s Sam and Walter Mitchell. In 1888, as newly-orphaned brothers in Leeds they were separated by church and workhouse, with an 8-year-old Walter sent to Ontario as was the way back then. I’m the great-grandson of Sam, and tomorrow, 125 … Continue reading

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Singularly Concentrated ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 14

Inspired more-so by our sister… © Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2013

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Blissfully Simple ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 13

Lucky 13, to have such notions! This week’s trifle is party-themed – or day dreams of parties, at least – of building bouncy castles in the air. Oh, what a family do it would be! Happy Pam, therefore, to be … Continue reading

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Notes upon Relative Grimness

This week saw the release of the 12th cartoon in my series hung loosely about, in timing terms at least, the BBC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ programmes. Grand puffery to say ‘saw the release’, I know, but in … Continue reading

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Mystically Windswept ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Cartoon, 12

Here’s this week’s palely-washed tableau from the ancestry factory. There are copious notes to come (very soon, if I stick to today’s list) on the strange genre that is this illustrational hooplah. Inconveniently, this one, fizzing as it is with … Continue reading

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