This year Simon Kirk and I are going to do the 10 in 10 Challenge – hiking over 10 peaks in the Lake District in 10 hours – to raise money for the MS Society. Please visit our JustGiving page to donate.
Last night on Lewis
That was unexpected
Heron in a tree
Solar Eclipse 2015 – Keswick style
This morning was like most other mornings in the Lake District – overcast, and trying to rain. Â I went out for a short walk anyway, not expecting to be able to see anything of the eclipse. Â However, at just the right timeÂ a thin spot in the clouds happened to drift past where the sun should be…
I’ve recently changed my photo gallery on here from Gallery to Piwigo. Â The Gallery project has gone into hibernation, with no new features for quite some time. Piwigo on the other hand is supported by anÂ active and growing user community.
What does this mean to you?
Although I’ve been able to move photos and comments from the old gallery to the new one, it wasn’t possible to move user logins. Â If you want to see all the photos, you’ll need to registerÂ in the new one. Â The good news is that you don’t need to have yet another username and password – you can just log in directly with Facebook or Google.
However you register I’ll have to tell the system that you are a family member before you’ll have access to all the photos. Â Let me know if you have any problems.
You still need to have twoÂ logins for the family tree and the gallery, that’s something I’m going to work on.
There was a bit of a traffic jam on the way to work this morning
Old Photos from the Tyler Family
I have a small bundle of photos, which include some of my great-uncle Henry Tyler, his father Charles Napolean Tyler (1871 – 1925), some that are probably his brothers and sisters, and many that I can’t identify. The complete set is in my gallery; if anyone can identify any of the photos, I’d love to have any comments. Here are a few highlights:
The Dreke family of Winona Minnesota
Henry Dreke was born in 1837 in Germany, and married his wife Caroline there. Their three children, Lena, Minnie, and William Charles were born in Germany, before the family moved to America. How and why they ended up in Winona, Minnesota, I don’t know, but on 7 October 1891 William married Louise Seekamp there. The children of William and Louise were Lillie EmilyÂ (my grandmother), Henry F., ElizabethÂ (known to me as my Aunt Betty), and Emma. Follow the links to my genealogy site for more information. I have a lovely set of photos fromÂ Fawcett’s Photo Gallery which operated in the 1890s.
Matthew and I got up early this morning, drove as far as we could up the Latrigg road, and walked up to the summit for some sunrise photos.