Knit One, Purl One

Week 49 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: CRAFT I was at a talk recently when I heard the rhythmic ‘clickety clack’ of knitting needles. I looked around and, sure enough, an older lady was knitting. She was listening to, and watching, the speaker intently as her knitting needles moved furiously. I couldn’t help but wonder…

John HOOPER – A “notorious character”

Week 48 OF 52 ANCESTORS CHALLENGE PROMPT: THIEF Where do I start? Sixteen of my direct ancestors were sentenced to transportation ‘beyond the seas’ to the colonies of Australia, all for theft.[1] None of them saw their family, friends or homes again. Some had lived in rural England. Others came from the slums of the…