Saturday, September 26, 2009


I'm away at a conference for the next few days so I won't be responding to any emails. This timing means it's very unlikely I'll have the milling page finished for the October update either.

I see there has been no taker for the £30 copy of Wing As It Was on Ebay. Anyone tempted?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


The next industry to be profiled on the Wing One Place Study website will be milling. I've been working on this page for a while and have spent some time this month trying to get it finished off - hopefully it will be ready for 1 October as I don't have a plan B for the October update. I have however ordered a couple of documents from the Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies that should help me tidy up some details of the earlier mills and millers, so keep your fingers crossed that these wing their way to me quickly.

If you are a descendent of HOWSE, HARRIS, HELEY or PAGE and have any information or insights about their milling work, please email me.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wing As It Was - copy on Ebay

If anyone has a spare 30 quid burning a hole in their pocket, there is a copy of the book Wing As It Was volume 1 currently on Ebay (Buy It Now option only). This has many postcards and photographs of Wing and its residents from the late 1800s/early 1900s. I have an index of the individuals either pictured or mentioned in the text of the book here:

The book listing can be found here (I have no association with the seller).

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September update

An assortment of small snippets this month. First up is a will extract for Mark HOWCUTT from 1898 and and a link to the Howcutt website where Francis will be pleased to hear from you if you have Howcutt ancestors. Next up is a runaway BURROWS wife, previously mentioned on this blog and now transferred to The Miscellany. New criminals this month are poachers CANCOTT, SHERROCK and SAUNDERS. A new Methodist, John FLEMONS, has also been identified.

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