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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.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

DaiIy Ideas From Your Ancestors - 17 - The Right Time To Eat Mince Pies

One A Day For Happiness !

'The really legitimate time for eating mince pies dates from Christmas Day to Twelfth Day. There is a legend that if you take one per day during that mystic period you will ensure 12 months’ following felicity. I hope my readers do not fail to perceive in what an easy, pleasant manner orthodoxy and a happy life may be secured.' 

Preston Herald, 08 December 1883. 

                                                                    Mince Pies
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