This page will try to explain what this particular Blog is about. As a writer, tour guide, broadcaster, historian and genealogist I have been delving through old newspapers and books in search of material for more than 40 years. Many of these bits and pieces have been sent to my friends and colleagues, clients, schools etc. to inform, enlighten or amuse – or indeed all three. I like to share what I discover and this Blog seems a pertinent new format for my collection of miscellanea, musings and snippets from my books and articles currently running to about 45 books and 130+ published articles. In addition I have read and taken notes from newspapers going back over 200 years. I hope you enjoy my magpie collection.
John B. Cunningham M. A.