Originally posted on Lois Elsden:
I love funny little museums, the Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria, is wonderful. It gives a fascinating glimpse into the history of that so commonly used writing tool, the humble pencil. Pencils had a huge impact on history, believe it or not… but go to the museum and find out, and enjoy a…


The Dagnalls of Reigate

What a happy day it must have been in the spring of 1878, when twenty-five year old Catherine Colgate married William Thomas Dagnall! They were married in the parish of Godstone in Surrey, but they have been married in the church of St Mary the Virgin in Bletchingley, where Catherine’s family lived. William was a […]