Monday, 3 August 2015

Local family history

I am busy at the moment tidying up the yard and garden in preparation for three events. The first two are visits to our museum by the Boothferry Family and Local History group and the following day by the Marshland History group.

It is always enjoyable to show people around and talk to them about the bygones and old pictures we have on display.

The third event is slightly different as it is a  small concert for friends performed by singer Steven Goulden and pianist Amy Butler.  We have planned it an an open air event with music ranging from opera to show tunes and concluding with a Last Night of the Proms finale. All we need is good weather and after the summer we have had so far this is not guaranteed. It may yet be in the local village hall!!

When not working outside I have been looking at some local families - the Cook family who were millers at Barmby on the Marsh and Seaton Ross and the Empsons of Goole and Yokefleet. The Goole Empson line has been something of a challenge as on at least two occasions the male line died out and the name only survived by descendants of the female line changing their name.

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