It’s been so long since I’ve had time to update my blog that I’ve got lots of news!
First and most importantly, my son Gareth has just won a silver medal at the International Physics Olympiad in Croatia! Well done and congratulations to Gareth and all the other British team members for such as sterling effort, and a big thank you to his Croatian hosts for looking after him so well.
You can also read my hints and tips on tracing your silk ancestors in the July issue of Discover My Past England, and on tracing your Stewart (Stuart) ancestors in this month’s Discover My Past Scotland.
Mary Queen of Scots. Scotland Picturesque and Traditional, Cassell & Co. Ltd, 1895. (Artist unknown, author George Eyre-Todd.)
December fashions, 1837. Morning visiting dress of fawn-coloured silk with pink satin hat. Ladies’ Cabinet of Fashion, Music and Romance, Vol. XII, 1837.
All images from the author’s collection.