My travelling Posts from 2017

This year I have wandered away from pure history to writing about places I have visited.  These are the ones I most enjoyed researching.

In August we spent a few days in Essex following up a branch of my family tree.
First we visited two small parish churches in the villages of Moreton and Matching and then the fascinating church in Great Dunmow.

Earlier in the year I remembered my regular childhood holidays in Scotland and our trips "Doon the Watter."

Old Craigendoran Pier

Of course in the 1950s this meant an overnight train journey

Helensburgh station

I have been visiting and sometimes working in London throughout my life so am always interested in how it has changed.

I looked for old pictures of the city in contrast to my photographs. Past met present

In July, while staying with friends in south west France we visited a night market.

And because I spent so much time in the Portugal this year, here are two posts about the town of Olhao and the Rio Formosa.

Rio Formosa
 Happy New Year.