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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Radio Interview and Lancashire Ancestors update

It was lovely to meet everyone at BBC Radio Lancashire this morning.  If you missed my interview with Ted Robbins, you can listen to it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00zhkkq, about 1 hour 33 minutes in.  I talked about my forthcoming book Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors, which will be published very soon, and gave some tips on how to research your family tree.

Blackburn's town centre is dominated by its glitzy shopping mall, but you can still explore some of the town's history.  The BBC Radio Lancashire studios are on the site of the Plug Plot riots of 1842.  The Free Library and Museum, which opened on 11 June 1874, and is now the Museum and Art Gallery,  has some very interesting sculpture friezes depicting the arts, sciences and industry.

Update 5.11.12: I've just heard that Tracing Your Lancashire Ancestors has now been released, and you can order it from the Pen & Sword website.
Images:  The BBC Radio Lancashire studios.
Ornamental frieze of iron workers, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery.
© Sue Wilkes

2 comments:

Southerner said...

Great interview Sue. Good luck with the new book. Tony

Sue Wilkes said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks very much for your good wishes, Tony.