Monthly Archives: April 2013

“Bun-Bun” the rabbit is dead – tale of a much loved family pet (1938)

When the British Newspaper Archive was launched I tried searches for various family surnames. And I ran into problems with the search, because it wasn’t precise enough. For example searching for the surname Bunning – a surname in Martin’s family … Continue reading

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Obituary of Alexander Burnett Dodds (1836-1895)

Probably in the late 1980s I visited, with my Dad, the Southern Reporter newspaper head office in Selkirk, and pulled out a number of obituaries for relatives from their bound volumes of old newspapers. Here’s the first one, for my … Continue reading

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