Nicholas Crosse son of John Crosse

The earliest confirmed ancestor that I’ve found is Thomas Cross, my 5 x Great Grandfather, who married Hannah Canham in Great Holland (only a few miles from where my parents still live) in February 1776. On Wednesday I was in the Society of Genealogists library and I found a lovely bound copy of the parish… Continue reading Nicholas Crosse son of John Crosse


I’d never heard of “tombstoning” until yesterday. Apparently it’s an “extreme sport” and involves diving off rocks and cliffs into the sea. Sounds bloody stupid to me. It seems that it’s also something of a craze in the town where I grew up. A middle-aged man drowned and another was seriously injured when they jumped… Continue reading Tombstoning