Whilst researching a Gosforth family history we came across a link to a historical person of particular interest! Here we share a tantalising glimpse into the home life of the eminent physician Dr. Gibb.
When researching the history or a property it is interesting to consider the significance of a property or street name. You may find for example that the name has some link to a former building that stood on the site – A street name may have some association with the builder or developer or be related to its geographical situation.
This post was prompted by the second TV series of A House Through Time in which David Olusoga traces the history of no 5 Ravensworth Terrace in Newcastle NE1. If you enjoyed the series and are interested in House Histories you may be able to pick up some research tips from our post How Do I Research The History Of My House?
Discovering Heritage can help you research the history of your house. Our research is presented in unique house history packs which tell the story of your property. Read our case study for an in depth look at the process.
“In the first years of the post-war there was a terrible housing shortage in the United Kingdom.” Author – Jack P Harland shares a beautifully evocative account of 1950s life in Ash Street Gosforth