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... that looks at Brits going abroad in the last few centuries. The main reason I took this class was to see what the British have to say on this topic. I have obviously looked at this topic before in Australian history classes and world history classes back home. I am lucky enough to have a very easy timetable, getting Tuesdays and Wednesdays off each week. That is essentially two weekends every week!
Tomorrow will mark one month since I moved into The ...
The past week has been intense. Known as Freshers Week, it is the equivalent of 0 Week in Australia or Frosh Week in North America. It is the week before classes start where welcome fairs and orientations are held. It is also known for its over enthusiastic party scene. Usually I would not be going out as much as I have this week, but I figured that I'm only going to be here once, ...
... were taken straight to our accommodation at The Lawns. The Lawns houses just under 1000 students, most of which are moving in today. It was International Welcome Week this week, so it was only foreign students here. I am living in Lambert Hall, Block B. This has 6 floors, 27 rooms, 3 kitchens and 6 bathrooms. My block is the closest of all to the main building with the dining room, bar, laundry, reception, etc.
I've spent the ...
Next stop was the Hull History Centre. They have lots of books about the local area, microfilm of GRO indexes (births deaths and marriages), local papers and books of inscriptions from burial grounds all around the area.
I had Arthur’s death certificate and within an hour of looking up death notices in the local paper, I had 20 names added to my family tree with his children, grandchildren, sister in laws etc.
... as they were going on holidays later that week.
Their mirth soon made sense as we drove into the very rural are of Humbleton Parish with it’s tiny roads and villages of maybe 100 people.
We visited the villages of our ancestors including Humbleton parish church where many of my ancestors were baptised and some even buried.
We stopped for lunch at the Hare and Hounds in Burstwick before a final bit of touring on the way back to ...