During the English Civil War and Commonwealth period between 1653 – 1660, births, marriages and deaths were poorly kept and those recorded by civil officers, confusingly called Parish Registers, in place of the dispossessed...
I have been researching the social history of the West Country for 45 years. During this time I have collated information on a wide range of people living and working in the West Country including miners, ethnic minorities, petty criminals, sailors, tommies, benefactors, brassmakers and many more.
The thing that I find amazing is that ordinary people always lived extraordinary lives. I hope you like my blog that brings together my lifetime of research.
Another Bristol Life: 'Uncle Norman'. Norman Mounter, was park keeper at Perrett Park, Knowle, but aged 19 was a POW of the Chinese in Korea, 'The Forgotten War. https://www.bristolhistory.co.uk/2022/02/20/uncle-norman-