Monthly Archives: April 2014

Discovering Roger Mason

  For £1.49 in a charity shop, the slightly battered Readers Union book seemed like a bargain. I only took a cursory glance, the illustrations suggesting it was another bit of local history written by an enthusiast I put it on the

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Is there a better way to remember Thomas?

Thomas Marshall Coomber, my great grandfather, worked on farms from the age of 12. In those days before tractors, milking machines and other mechanical aids, it was long hours of often tough, physical work. My father spent his childhood with

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