Sunday, 13 January 2019



I have been contacted by a family member who has kindly sent me photos of Joseph and William Thurman.

Josephs story can be read at

Looking at the photographs certainly reminds you of just how young these boys who left the village never to return were!

Monday, 7 January 2019


Stanley Pardy who died on 8th January 1916. 

Stanley is remembered on the Old Whittington and the Brushes War memorials.

Sunday, 6 January 2019


I have just posted my research into the life of Charles Legitt and it an be read at

Sometimes when researching peoples lives the information you need just isn't there. Unfortunately this was the case with Charles the records needed to build up a picture of his early life and his army life are sadly missing. 

If anyone descended from the Leggitt or Loomes families who would like to add any photos or family stories then please do get in touch and Charles story can be updated.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019


I have just finished researching Walter Butt and his story can be read here
Walter left me a bit stumped at first as I couldn't see his connection to Whittington and I was a bit concerned I was researching the wrong person. However, I did find find the link I needed eventually! 
Walter is one of the few men who are only listed on the Brushes War Memorial which is why it is important to keep remembering it on Remembrance Sunday.
If any descendants of the Butt family are still in the area and would like to add any information then please let me know.

Herbert Gaunt who died from his wounds 100 years ago today on 1st January 1919 Herberts story can be read at
We also remember in January:
Stanley Pardy who died 8 January 1916
H F Whitbread who died 19 January 1918 who I still have to research.
Fred Robinson who died 22 January 1916

Monday, 31 December 2018


I have just completed my research into the life of Harry Higginbottom and it can be read at

If any desendants of Harrys family have any information they would like to add then please get in touch.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018


I have posted John Atkinsons story on the webpage. I was contacted by Johns great grandson and he kindly offered me the family research into his great grandfathers life.

On this occasion I have just had to add
the documents and pictures. I would like to thank John for his help and the research can be read at