I enjoy following the ancestral trail: the detective story element in hunting for information and corroborating it with evidence, (I do not like to be defeated), the satisfaction of finding key facts, and writing up the information in an interesting way that appeals to others. So do read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history.
I was lucky enough to inherit a large collection of photographs of my mother's Danson family and these have formed the basis of many a blog.
Some of my favourites are featured here, beginning with three photographs of my great grandmother Maria Danson, nee Rawcliffe.
The only photograph I have of my great grandfather James Danson sitting merrily in the stocks at Poulton-le-Fylde.
My grandmother Alice Danson, nee English with her children Edith, Kathleen (my mother), Harry and baby Billie, c.1916
My aunt Edith and my mother Kathlee Danson are the little girls at the front of this parade c.1912.
The wedding of my great aunt Jennie, 1929.
St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, where Dansons were
baptised, married and buried.
Photograph taken by my uncle - Harry Rawcliffe Danson