Saturday, 24 October 2009

Television and book appeals

With thanks to Simon Fowler and the Ancestors magazine blog, the following appeals are being made for participants on two separate projects, a television series and a book:

What is the story of your house?

We would like to find owners of derelict, historic homes for a new BBC television series, and follow them as they save these architectural gems from ruin and restore them into wonderful 21st century homes, while turning detective to unravel the properties’ extraordinary lives.

What secrets do these houses hold? What events happened? Who lived there over generations? How was the property used?

At the end of it all, we’ll see an important historical property saved from dereliction and brought back to life to become a home once more.

If you are renovating a property and want to discover more about its structural and social history, please call 020 8222 4996 or e-mail

Family History – Your Story

Do you have an interesting story to tell about your family history? Has the research you’ve undertaken led you on an interesting quest? Has family history changed the way you think and feel about your ancestors? If so, top author Cherry Gilchrist would love to hear from you! Her new book, Growing Your Family Tree, will be about the experience and meaning of family history, and will include many individual stories and anecdotes.

You can find more about Cherry at Her latest book, Your Life, Your Story: Writing your Life Story for Family and Friends, is published next February by Piatkus. She is also a keen family historian, a member of the Powys and the Montgomeryshire Family History Societies, and has been researching her mother’s family tree for about five years now.

If you are interested please contact Cherry for a questionnaire about your experiences in family history

(By the way, this post is the 1000th on SGNE!)

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Jock said...

Congrats ! on your 1000th post !!

Chris Paton said...

Cheers Jock!