Theme: House Histories

Researching The Manor

Our focus during the initial development of our website, was on the 20th Century, in particular World War II and its aftermath.

Read More »
The Half Moon 1914

Brave Women of the Half Moon

This is the first of a number of articles about managers of the Half Moon Pub at Wilstone. We are still working on a timeline and comprehensive history but, in the meantime, some interesting stories are emerging. This first contribution describes and compares the experiences of two brave and capable women who were left on their own to run the Half Moon during the first and second World Wars.

Read More »

An Valuable Addition to the TRH Team

This article is based on an interview with Nick Tyson who has recently joined our website team to increase our capability in the area of House Histories, with his specialist expertise in the area of historic buildings. The interview covers Nick’s unique experience in this topic as the Curator of a Heritage Centre. the challenges involved in this kind of research and the main contributions he can make to our website venture.

Read More »

Learning to make House History

This article by one of our website’s original founders, Alan Warner, who describes the experiences and challenges when he moved from his familiar skill of writing, to the new and very different area of researching house histories. And how he was saved from embarrassment when the Cavalry rode in to save him.

Read More »

Send in your photos, stories, documents and we’ll get them added!