Will writes: I fell in love with family history when I was aged just seven and ‘Aunty' Lizzie of Anglesey took me by the hand to show me the sepia photos in her parlour, telling me which were “my people”.
A few years later, my dad died. He left me an account of his first 16 years and the wonderful pen portraits of his parents and grandparents sparked my imagination.
The two incidents set me off on a pastime that has fascinated me for 20 years.
• Our BBC recording of Tamar Hoggarth
• The Mary Max kidnap (coming soon)
• Henry Prossor's divorce (coming soon)
• William Frank Bramhill’s biography (coming soon)
• The Liverpool Lifeboat Disaster of 1892 (coming soon)
• The Bibby’s dust explosion (coming soon)
• George Alfred Unwin and the world’s first CQD (SOS) message (coming soon)
• George 2 Unwin and the sinking of the Rotomahana (coming soon)
• Our Ancestry trees for Bramhill and Hudson
Will Bramhill and Liz (nee Hudson) live in Colchester, Essex, UK. Will is a national newspaper sub-editor and Liz is a charity worker.
As well as genealogy our pastimes include gardening. cycling, politics and reading — and Liz adores quilting and tapestry.
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