Category: Glider Pilot Regiment

CONFLICT – D-Day June 6th, 1944

Find My Past is currently offering FREE access to their newspaper archives (30 May – 6 June). If you have ancestors in the UK, this is an incredible opportunity. Myself, I have been really lucky and have been able to find some amazing articles relating to my family’s history (I’ll be sharing more over the…

52 Ancestors : Week # 41 Newest

Glider Pilot Regiment I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge this year. Week # 41 the topic is NEWEST. I think my latest discovery is relevant to the topic of newest. Recently, I tried something new, different and exciting which led me to this photo here right down here, which…

52 Ancestors : Week # 39 – Should Be A Movie

I’m participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestor Challenge. The writing prompt for this week is “Should Be A Movie.” One absolutely ridiculous story came to mind, but first I have to set the scene. This story came from watching a home video of my Grandfather where he was being interviewed by his two sons…

52 Ancestors : Week # 17 – Land

I’m participating in Amy Johnson-Crow’s 52 Ancestors Challenge. This is week # 17. The writing prompt is land. As always, Amy assures is that these prompts are up for interpretation so here goes…When I think of land, the first thing (funny enough) that popped in to my head was the Woody Guthrie song “This Land…

Art, Peace and Hope

My paternal Grandmother, Margaret Hope Newitt was born in Helensburgh, Scotland. I wrote a bit about her growing up just north of there in Shandon in my previous post The Abandoned Mansion. She passed away in September of 1985 which unbelievably was 34 years ago. Despite having lost her so long ago I have lots…