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Ancestors and Relatives: the Tasker and Blackburn Families of Rawcliffe, Hook, Snaith and Goole By Robert Ward
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This book follows the genealogy of the Tasker and Blackburn families who originated in the area around Goole in Yorkshire. There were branches of the Tasker family in Rawcliffe, Airmyn, Hook, Cowick... More > and Snaith. The Blackburn family farmed at Spaldington and Holme on Spalding Moor, near Howden in the East Riding, before moving to Goole Fields. Later, members of both families lived in Goole itself. The title of the book reflects these movements. But Taskers and Blackburns married into other families, and many of them moved away. There were sizeable branches in Hull, Todmorden and other parts of Yorkshire, and one large branch as far away as Seaham Harbour in County Durham. The book includes these side branches too. The family tree on the front cover provides an overview of the content. This book is available at a discount through the print-on-demand publisher< Less
The Shillington Fossil Diggings By Bernard O'Connor
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In the 1840s a bed of 'coprolites', thought by some to be fossilised dinosaur droppings, was discovered in the Cambridgeshire fens. Rich in phosphate it was much in demand by the nation’s... More > manure manufacturers. By the mid-1860s it was being dug up across much of central Bedfordshire. This book investigates the social, economic and archaeological impact of the fossil diggings in what used to be called Shitlington, now Shillington, a small, rural community northwest of Hitchin.< Less

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