Accessing old newspapers online has been essential to researching this site. Advertising, editorials, graphic stories, gossip pages and even publicity photos have helped to bring alive the past. Credit must be given to the following digital sources: British Newspapers Archive; Trove; Newspapers.com and Papers Past
When I started researching my family history over a decade ago I couldn’t help but wonder what happened to the ancestor who listed pantomimist as occupation on his marriage certificate of 1883. James Jeremiah Beddoe was the oldest son of my great, great, grandfather James Whitaker Beddoe and his wife Emily Catherine (Knight). When I revisited the details some years ago it kicked off a journey chronicling the lives of one family and two generations who toured the world with their eccentric dance performances.