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Beautifully illustrated family history books with a difference by a frequent contributor to the UK family history press. I write for Family Tree Magazine UK; Discover Your Ancestors Online Periodical and Bookazine; Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine. The publishers of my family history books are Pen and Sword Books and The History Press. I tweet (and retweet) thought-provoking content designed to help you tweak your approach to (your family) history at @RuthaSymes . Do follow me.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Daily Ideas For Christmas From Your Ancestors - 23 - Hang Swags of Flowers!

Festoon Your Rooms!

On the decoration of Barton Regis workhouse:

‘The entrance hall was ornamented with pictures and floral devices, and from festoons stretched across the lobby depended baskets of flowers.’ 

Bristol Mercury, Gloucestershire 26th December 1885. 

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