Monthly Archives: May 2013

G G Grandfather – George Tebb – a short and troubled life?

St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Ormskirk. George Tebb was born to William Tebb and Margaret Crompton in 1841 in Bootle cum Linacre, Lancashire and was baptised on 2 July 1841 in Ormskirk, at the church of St Peter … Continue reading

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Left Behind Family History

Left Behind Family History. A salutory tale of abandoned family memories… really excellent and thought-provoking.

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The Barfoot family … and a brickwall!

My dad’s mother was originally a Barfoot… a name that is fairly common in the SE of England although in various forms that have changed over time (Barefoot, Barefot, Bearfoot etc) and his grandfather, my Great Grandfather, Edward Barfoot, is … Continue reading

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‘Bloody Hitler’s Dead’… said a German soldier

Dad was forced to march after they left Fallingbostel POW camp… and they were more than a month making their way through Germany. In his own words dad describes one particular situation they chanced upon: “A few days later we … Continue reading

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