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I love history, heritage and exploring the stories of places, people and things. Here, you'll find my Time Pieces History Project posts and more.

Time Pieces History Project Item 10: The Guitar

By Gudrun | 11:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the guitar. The Guitar – Introduction to Item 10 This acoustic guitar belongs to my Dad, and when I was a little girl he…

Time Pieces History Project Item Nine: Cricketers Arms, Bill Quay

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – The Cricketers Arms. The Cricketers Arms – Introduction to Item Nine The Cricketers Arms (or the Cricks, as it’s sometimes referred to) is in…

Time Pieces History Project Item Eight: Milliner’s Dummy

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the milliner’s dummy. The Milliner’s Dummy – Introduction to Item Eight Our family home has always been full of things that have caught my…

Time Pieces History Project Item Seven: Christmas Angel

By Gudrun | 10:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the Christmas angel. The Christmas Angel – Introduction to Item Seven Unless you’re reading this in December, then the appearance of a Christmas Angel…

Time Pieces History Project Item Six: The Dictionary

By Gudrun | 12:00 pm

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the dictionary. The Dictionary – Introduction to Item Six It probably won’t come as a surprise that I’ve chosen the dictionary as one of…

Two old-fashioned irons

Time Pieces History Project Item Five: Iron

By Gudrun | 11:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the iron. The Iron – Introduction to Item Five Until relatively recently, the iron more lived up to its name! These two belonged to…

Time Pieces History Project Item Four: Pipe (and Tobacco)

By Gudrun | 11:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the pipe. The Pipe – Introduction to Item Four My maternal grandfather was a larger than life character and an enthusiastic pipe smoker. He…

Time Pieces History Project Item Three: The Teapot

By Gudrun | 11:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the teapot. The Teapot – Introduction to Item 3 This particular teapot was given to me by my parents when I decided to be…

Time Pieces History Project Item Two: Fan

By Gudrun | 11:00 am

First time on the blog or new to the Time Pieces History Project? Find out what it’s all about here, and then come back to this page for today’s item – the fan. The Fan – Introduction to Item Two The mantlepiece of my teenage bedroom was cluttered with a random and sometimes tasteless assortment…

Time Pieces History Project Item One: Pocket Watch

By Gudrun | 11:00 am

The Pocket Watch – Introduction to Item 1 As this project is called ‘Time Pieces’, it seemed only fitting that the first object was related to time, and I chose the pocket watch to represent my great-grandfather. He was lovingly referred to as ‘Dad the Old Man’ to differentiate him from my own father, his…