I’ve enjoyed family history researching for many years but like lots of people eventually came to a full stop after following up the births, deaths, marriages, occupations and addresses of even the most distant relatives. I turned my attention to the various documents, photographs and memorabilia that had accumulated in the loft as grandparents and parents had died and I spent many happy months researching the background to an old diary and photograph collection that my dad had kept during World War II. Eventually this diary became my first ebook and was published as I Think I Prefer the Tinned Variety: The Diary of a Petty Officer in the Fleet Air Arm during World War II. I was thrilled and delighted with the reception the book received from family and friends and amazed that so many people wanted to read it. I think my dad, who died in 1978 aged just fifty four years, would have been even more amazed. A few months later I started looking through the family archives again and decided that there was stuff there I wanted to share and so this website was born.