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Updated: 17 JANUARY 2021

HEATHER'S HISTORICAL SOCIETY was launched in 2020 and is a site dedicated to the historical and genealogical information and documentation that I have collected over more than fifty years. With filing cabinets brimming and my computer congested with photographs, downloads, projects completed and in progress, this website will also give me an opportunity to develop structures for the many avenues of my research.

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17 JANUARY 2021 | POSTS
1ST LIEUTENANT EDWARD DAVID BAKER (1896-1918)
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19 DECEMBER 2020 | POSTS
WOULDHAVE MEMORIAL & THE 'TYNE' LIFEBOAT
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13 DECEMBER 2020 | NEWSPAPERS ARCHIVE
Mountain Ash Welsh Choir in Altoona, Pennsylvania
REPORT 1909

29 NOVEMBER 2020 | POSTS
HENRY MORDUE (1920-1943)
UNEXPECTED LISTING IN BELFORD CHURCH, NORTHUMBERLAND
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21 NOVEMBER 2020 | POSTS
REGINALD KERR POLLARD (1893-1917)
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14 NOVEMBER 2020 | POSTS
ALFRED ERNEST YOUNG (1878-1961)
MAIN VERSION
A PROFILE FOR CHILDREN

13 NOVEMBER 2020 | PHOTOS ARCHIVE
ALFRED ERNEST YOUNG (1878-1916):
GRAVE

07 NOVEMBER 2020 | POSTS
William Middleyard (1778-1814):
Master Mariner of South Shields, Shadwell, Rio de Janeiro and Wapping!
PART 2: Early Years

01 NOVEMBER 2020 | POSTS
William Middleyard (1778-1814):
Master Mariner of South Shields, Shadwell, Rio de Janeiro and Wapping!
PART 1: Years of Hope and Adventure

17 OCTOBER 2020 | POSTS
Russell Bowlby (1792-1865):
The Life and Times of the Member of Parliament that Never Was!
PART 6: CHURCH, ESTABLISHMENT AND PRESS

11 OCTOBER 2020 | POSTS
AN 1859 BIBLE, THE PRISCILLA JOHNSTON GIRLS, IDENTIFICATION AND ENDURING SKETCHES!
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26 SEPTEMBER 2020 | POSTS
Thomas William Thomas (1881-1923): The American Dream that ended in Tragedy
Part 6: Mountain Ash to New Kensington, Pennsylvania

19 SEPTEMBER 2020 | POSTS
Russell Bowlby (1792-1865): The Life and Times of the Member of Parliament that Never Was!
PART 5

12 SEPTEMBER 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
Part 7: Death at the time of Cholera and reflections on St Paul's Church

06 SEPTEMBER 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
Part 6 : Family, death and more coincidences!

29 AUGUST 2020 | POSTS
Thomas William Thomas (1881-1923): The American Dream that ended in Tragedy
Part 5: Altoona To Glynneath

29 AUGUST 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
White Star Dominion Line: Oceanic

21 AUGUST 2020 | POSTS
Thomas William Thomas (1881-1923): The American Dream that ended in Tragedy
Part 4: Altoona: Settlement, Birth of Rowland & Sadness

16 AUGUST 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
PART 5: The 'Nancy'-Early Nineteenth Century

08 AUGUST 2020 | POSTS
Thomas William Thomas (1881-1923): The American Dream that ended in Tragedy
Part 3: Pennsylvania 1906-1910: Including a Visit by his Father in 1909

08 AUGUST 2020 | PHOTOS ARCHIVE
My Parents' Wartime Wedding (1940)

08 AUGUST 2020 | ARTICLES ARCHIVE
St Hilda's Churchyard

02 AUGUST 2020 | POSTS
James Young (1767-1842):
Ship-owner/ Meadowcroft, Westoe Village

02 AUGUST 2020 | ARTICLES ARCHIVE
Coal Mining in Mountain Ash (1850-1979)
Article

02 AUGUST 2020 | POSTS
Thomas William Thomas (1881-1923): The American Dream that ended in Tragedy
Part 2: Marriage and Pennsylvania

21 JULY 2020 | ARTICLES ARCHIVE
James Young: Master of Shipping
Article

17 JULY 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
Part 4: 'Nancy' 1820-1836

15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Columbia,PA, USA holiday post card

15 JULY 2020 | POSTS
Edward Little (1837-1885): Born in Longtown, Cumberland, England and died in Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
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15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Pittsburgh: Destination for Immigrant Grandparents (1890 & 1907)
Postcard

15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Coal Barges in Pittsburgh (1908)
Postcard

15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Coal Barges and Steam ships on the Monongahela River, Pittsburgh (1909)
Postcard

15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Handsome Guy in Atlantic City (1934)
Postcard

15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Post Card from Maud to Rolland (1910)
Postcard

15 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Sharon High School Postcard (1909)
Postcard

15 JULY 2020 | DOCUMENTS ARCHIVE
William Rowland Thomas's Membership of The First Methodist Church,
Altoona, Pennsylvania, September 1909
CRADLE ROLL

14 JULY 2020 | LETTERS ARCHIVE
James Lewis Hatch's
100 year's old letter

14 JULY 2020 | POSTS
Thomas William Thomas (1881-1923): The American Dream that ended in Tragedy
Part 1: Formative Years

10 JULY 2020 | POSTS
Russell Bowlby (1792-1865):
The Life and Times of the Member of Parliament that Never Was!
Part 4: Career - Rise and Fall

06 JULY 2020 | POSTS
Personal account of German bomber which crashed in Bents Park, killing nine
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05 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Altoona, Pennsylvania (1910)
Postcard

03 JULY 2020 | POSTCARDS ARCHIVE
Tyne Bridge (1928)
Postcard

03 JULY 2020 | POSTS
John Crowell Pollard
Part 1

28 june 2020 | POSTS
Russell Bowlby (1792-1865): The Life and Times of the Member of Parliament that Never Was!
Part 3: The 1832 Hustings

28 june 2020 | POSTS/BOOK LIST
South Shields Through the Ages Paperback
FOREWORD

28 june 2020 | POSTS/BOOK LIST
South Shields the Postcard Collection Paperback
FOREWORD

27 june 2020 | BOOK LIST
A miscellany list of books that have helped with my research
BOOK LIST

27 JUNE 2020 | POSTS
Vera Fenwick Young (1916-1986)
Part 1

26 JUNE 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
Part 3: Events Following the Death of William Young

28 june 2020 | POSTS
Russell Bowlby (1792-1865): The Life and Times of the Member of Parliament that Never Was!
Part 2: The Rise of The Radicals

25 june 2020 | POSTS
James Evans (1715-1839); Ship Builders, Ship Owners and a Master Mariner!
Parts 1 & 2

18 JUNE 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
Part 2

14 JUNE 2020 | POSTS
William Young (1788-1832): Master Mariner of South Shields and Shadwell
Part 1

12 june 2020 | POSTS
Russell Bowlby (1792-1865): The Life and Times of the Member of Parliament that Never Was!
Part 1: The Build up to South Shields Parliamentary Election of 1832