Apr 162014
 

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Over the course of April we are exploring the studies registered with the Society for One-Place Studies featuring those that correspond to the relevant letter of the alphabet.

What is a One Place Study? That is a fine question and rather than me explain, I will refer you to the Society’s informative website. If you are interested in joining us and /or registering a study we of course welcome you. You can find the joining information HERE.

N is for...

Nether Winchendon: Located in Buckinghamshire and registered with the Society for One-Place Studies, the study has grown through the ancestral connections with the host, which span more than 200 years. I can certainly identify with Christine, who says that she 'has a particular fondness for the pretty village'. The village name 'Winchendon' originates from Anglo Saxon, meaning 'hill at a bend'. Winchendon villages were recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wincandone.

If your ancestors came from Nether Winchendon, why not contact Christine, who has built up a wealth of material.

Picture shown with the permission of Richard Marks

Picture shown with the permission of Richard Marks

St Nicholas at Wade: This study is located in the south east of England, in Kent and registered with the Society for One-Place Studies. St Nicholas at Wade derived its name from the fact that, when Thanet was separated from mainland Kent, it was possible to wade across the channel there. There is a website about the study.

Do get in touch with Paul if you are interested in this area and its fascinating history.

Image from the St Nicholas at Wade Study

Image from the St Nicholas at Wade Study

Norham: Located in Northumberland and formerly part of North Durham in the north east of England and is registered with the Society for One-Place Studies. The study is initially focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and is investigating the family relationships and wider history of the parish.

The study is operated by Susie who I am sure would be interested to hear from you if you have an interest in the region or parish. The study has its own website.

Norham

Julie Goucher, A-Z Challenge Coordinator

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