Margaret Galbraith – 1899 – 1946

Margaret D. Galbraith (born McMurchie), 1899 – 1946 Margaret D. Galbraith (born McMurchie) was born on month day 1899, at birth place, to Dugald McMurchie and Margaret McMurchie (born Dalgliesh). Dugald was born in 1842, in Kilberry, Tarbert, Argyll, Scotland. Margaret was born on April 19 1865, in Langfield, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. Margaret had 3 siblings: Christina McMurchie and 2 other … Read More

Victoria Children’s Hospital, Tite Street

The Victoria Hospital for Children opened in 1866 as The South Western Hospital for Children. This image shows Gough House, a very substantial Chelsea house in which it was initially accommodated, and which was extended as demands on the hospital grew. It continued to operate for nearly 100 years. In 1948, it became part of the group of hospitals managed … Read More

Marriage of William Howard and Jane Bullen

14th April 1858 At St Francis Xavier, Liverpool In 1840 the laymen who formed the Society of St Francis Xavier decided at a meeting in the Rose and Crown pub, Cheapside, that, as the number of Roman Catholics in Liverpool was growing rapidly, a new church was needed.The foundation stone was laid in 1842 and Joseph John Scoles was appointed … Read More


I have spent years trying to find the birth record of my paternal grandfather… Now in one attempt I found him on the 1939 Register and… 10 years after I started I can begin tracking down his family knowing I have the right line to follow…..

1947 – Working with Save the Children in Germany

After the end of World War II four teams from Save the Children Fund went to the British zone of Germany in 1945, having been transferred from work in Holland. Three general relief teams worked in displaced persons camps. One of these teams was stationed in the area of the Ruhr, then moved to work at the transit camp at … Read More

Uppingham School Sanitorium

From schoolboy’s memories of Uppingham …..1947 had one of the severest winters ever recorded, snow was on the ground for about 12 weeks and so deep in places that even telephone wires in a dip on the Oakham Road were completely buried, in fact boys from the School were sent to dig them out. The temperature barely rose above freezing … Read More

1945 – RNSQ Plas Warren

In 1902 Her Majesty Queen Alexandra signified that it was her gracious pleasure to become President of the Nursing Staff, which was known thereafter as Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service. In 1910 the principal civilian hospitals agreed to supply nurses at short notice in the event of war and the nucleus Queen Alexandra’s Royal Naval Nursing Service Reserve was … Read More