War and revolution

A fascinating book Lady Sybil: Empire, War and Revolution by Simon Boyd, grandson of Lady Sybil Grey of Howick Hall, came to the attention of The Northumbrian thanks to Mike Fraser, Programme Co-ordinator for the annual Berwick Literary Festival, which takes place each October. Here, Simon Boyd offers a taste of the story of his grandmother as a young Northumbrian woman in Russia during war and revolution…

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From Rothbury to Bermuda

Mike Smith traces the naval history of his ancestors from Rothbury

It all began when I looked up the “wrong” death announcement in The Chronicle.  Like many others no doubt, I have found the website which contains an alphabetic list of all death announcements in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle from 1885 to 1906, a boon when trying to find what happened to local ancestors. Many thanks to Kathleen Bolam and Margaret Hall for pointing me in its direction: www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NBL/DeathNotices/

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