Have you ever thought about visiting the places connected to your family’s history? The towns and villages where your ancestors actually lived and the Churches they attended.
With a Norfolk-Tours vacation, that is exactly what you can do and that is exactly what we did on a recent tour around this beautiful area of England.
The lady in question was looking for the places connected to her family who emigrated to Australia in the 1830’s, a time when many farm labourers were leaving England as the opportunities here were drying up and the wages were going down!
We were able to visit the actual village Church where several generations of her ancestors had been baptised, married or laid to rest, we were able to have a drink in the village inn, which dates back over three hundred years and would have been her ancestors’ pub too. We were even able to visit one of the cottages where her family had lived in the 1851 census. One of the best things about being based locally, is that I can often gain access to places and, as I had carried out researches prior to this lady arriving, I had found out where the family had lived, visited the village and arranged with the present owners to visit with the lady in question. Walking around the cottage where her ancestors had actually lived was something this lady will remember for a long while I’m sure! I must say here that I did make her cry!
If you are thinking of taking a trip to your ancestral homes, drop me an email and I will be happy to help.