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True Story of Life in Wigan at the time of George Orwell’s Study.


ELIZABETH ALKER 1918 – 2012 – AN ORDINARY WOMAN LIVING IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES.  During the Great Depression, in the year 1936, in a sub-district of Wigan, Lancashire, Elizabeth, just 18, discovered she was pregnant. She was an unmarried, only child, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Memories Die


As an avid family historian, I’m a great believer in memoirs and autobiographies. If your aged family members are capable, encourage them to give you a written piece on  their life experiences. If that would be too difficult, encourage them … Continue reading

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True Love


An elderly couple married for 75 years had, throughout their long years together, always showed their love for each other in lots of little ways.  A poem hung on their lounge wall from George to “My Darling Wife, Elizabeth”. It was given to her to mark their 50th anniversary … Continue reading

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