The Workhouse - The story of an institution...
"The Workhouse often evokes the grim world of Oliver Twist, but its story is also a fascinating mixture of social history, politics, economics and architecture.
This site is dedicated to the workhouse — its buildings, inmates, staff and administrators, even its poets"
is a fascinating insight into the life of the working class during the 18th and 19th centuries. This should dispel any romanticist illusions of life in Victorian England.
The preamble for the Modern British Surnames website states:
"This website is devoted to the resources available for the study of the distribution, incidence and statistical analysis of the surnames of Britain, mainly post 1837, and primarily as a mass phenomenon..."
The author makes the point:
"Sorry, but you will NOT find here information on the history or etymology of an individual surname..."
Some interesting statistics regarding many aspects of modern british surnames. Well worth spending some time on this site.
2016-11-04 The original 'Modern British Surnames' is no more, but the Surname Studies is dedicated to the memory of the late Philip Dance, the creator of 'Modern British Surnames':
"This Surname Studies web site is dedicated to the memory of the late Philip Dance who created Modern British Surnames: a resource guide and was an enthusiastic proponent of the study of the distribution, incidence and statistical analysis of the surnames of Britain."
Confused by relationship terminology? Then the 'Relationship Terms' site may help.
BBC News is carrying a story on the neglect of war memorials...
Hundreds of war memorials across Britain are in a state of disrepair, according to a conservation charity.
The War Memorials Trust, which has restored 400 memorials since it was set up seven years ago, says their importance is often not appreciated.
Read about it here.