Sunday, November 05, 2006


Fireworks display, Auckland 4 Nov 2006
Remember, remember the 5th of November.........I wonder how long it took for the news to travel by word of mouth to rural Bucks? And would it have had any more direct relevance for our ag lab ancestors than it does for us today?

I dare say it was much closer to home for the openly Catholic Dormer family who owned Ascott. The plot was overseen by Robert Catesby - was this a relation of Dorothy Catesby who married Sir William Dormer of Wing and founded the almhouses of Wing in 1562? Dorothy died in 1613 and her son Robert Lord Dormer held Ascott in 1605.


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