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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Daily Ideas for Christmas From Your Ancestors - 20 - Please Put a Penny in the Old Man's Hat

Give A Little To Charity

'CHRISTMAS CHARITIES AT BELFORD:  Mrs Clark, of Belford Hall, has kindly distributed, through the Vicar, 20 beef tickets to the poor people of the town; while a lady of the church, according to her usual custom, has ordered a number of blankets and flannel petticoats to be disposed of in the same way. The Vicar and Churchwardens are also given 20 tons of coals to the deserving poor of the town and neighbourhood.

Morpeth Herald,  27th December 1890'

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