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Hello and a happy and healthy new year to everyone.

Another interesting programme is Heir Hunters currently on  BBC1 every morning 9.15 -10.00.  It's basically finding heirs to unclaimed estates but the stories uncovered are interesting, often very emotional and there's lots of useful information too for family historians.  I'm not a fan of day time television but this is well worth sitting down with a cup of coffee and enjoying (it's also on the BBC website so you can also watch it there).

Bye for now from a very damp Begbroke - Linda

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Hello everyone and Happy New Year to you all

This new series on Radio 4 (which I think will be well worth tuning into) is encouraging people to join in the debate on man-made objects. It has made me think about the kind of things I've inherited or collected over the years, and their significance as bits of social history. Perhaps the weirdest thing I have is a slice of the first telegraph cable laid under the Red Sea, mounted in a locket. My grandmother gave it to me years ago but unfortunately I didn't quiz her enough on where it came from, so know only that it had been a gift from a boyfriend. I also have a tiny little black velvet waistcoat, handmade for Granny's father when he was born (1866) by his mother, which is a very tangible link with the family history. Nothing to do with Olivers, though, unfortunately!

Do you have any family artefacts? If so, this could make an interesting topic for discussion (especially if they are Oliver-related, of course!)

While I'm on the subject of radio programmes, starting today (Tuesday) at 3 p.m. on Radio 4 is a new series of 'Making History', which often features family history mysteries. For details see www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxrc or catch it later on BBC iPlayer.

Oops, time to get to work ... must go now

Jane

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