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Title: A house through time TV
Post by: Milliepede on Friday 15 May 20 10:25 BST (UK)
Just noticed this wonderful programme is back featuring a house in Bristol on 26th May. 
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Post by: rayard on Friday 15 May 20 15:12 BST (UK)
Thanks, I enjoyed the last series, I will look out for it.
rayard.
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Post by: Treetotal on Friday 15 May 20 16:15 BST (UK)
Aw thanks Millie  :D
Carol
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Post by: Milliepede on Friday 15 May 20 16:21 BST (UK)
I was so excited to see it back :D 
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Post by: suey on Friday 15 May 20 17:59 BST (UK)

Looking forward to this, BBC 2 at 9.00
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Post by: silaswall on Friday 15 May 20 18:46 BST (UK)
Thank you. It is a really interesting programme.
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Post by: ChrissieL on Saturday 16 May 20 22:02 BST (UK)
Thank you. I'm really looking forward to this new series
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Post by: BillyF on Sunday 17 May 20 00:08 BST (UK)
Thanks. Looking forward to it, something original to watch !
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Post by: antonymark on Sunday 17 May 20 01:37 BST (UK)
Thanks for heads up! Looking forward to this. Really enjoyed Liverpool and Newcastle ones.
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Post by: Caw1 on Sunday 17 May 20 02:57 BST (UK)
Thanks for posting reminder for this programme...
Did catch it briefly but missed when the start date was..
I enjoyed the previous series..

Caroline
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Post by: mowsehowse on Sunday 17 May 20 10:29 BST (UK)
Something to look forward to!!  :D
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Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Wednesday 27 May 20 15:56 BST (UK)
Obviously very similar format and presentation to the earlier ones, the presenter has really found his style now, and it works. Enjoyed it last evening - and I'd actually remembered to record it, in case I forgot!
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Post by: Old Bristolian on Wednesday 27 May 20 16:16 BST (UK)
Obviously it's of special interest to us Bristolians. I thought it was well presented and held interest throughout - not something most documentaries manage these days. I'm looking forward to the next episode as I have ancestors who lived at no. 14, Guinea Street, a few doors away, in the 1870s, and they weren't involved in the slave trade!
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Post by: Caw1 on Wednesday 27 May 20 16:20 BST (UK)
I really enjoyed the start of this series too... we have close associations with Bristol and surrounds.
How wonderful OB to have ancestors who lived in the same street!
I had read somewhere that this was the best series so far ....
They must have lots/good researchers to be able to dig out all those wonderful documents .... wish it was the same for us mere mortals!
Looking forward to the coming episodes. I do like David Olusoga and think he's really at ease with the subjects and puts it over well..

Caroline
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Post by: ThrelfallYorky on Wednesday 27 May 20 16:33 BST (UK)
He's grown on me a great deal since the first series - far more comfortable in his role now.
-And don't we all wish we could find those elusive people we "need" to document in our trees?
TY
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Post by: PrawnCocktail on Wednesday 27 May 20 18:22 BST (UK)
I found someone last night  not in Bristol, but in Liverpool.  :o :o

I have an ancestor living in Liverpool who was described  as "Captain" when his wife obtained an Admon after he died.

I hadn't met the Slavevoyages database before it was featured last night, so I had a look, and plugged my ancestor's name into it on the off-chance. And there he was! He made two trips out of Liverpool to Nigeria, before heading across the Atlantic, and then home, before he must have died in 1775 (no burial - was he shipwrecked?). The ship was owned by several men, amongst whom was Bryan Blundell, who founded the Bluecoat School in Liverpool.

Not too sure what I think of this, and it was a bit of a shock! I'd been thinking he probably had a small coastal tramp, but no.

Still doesn't help to find where he came from, though!
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Post by: sugarbakers on Wednesday 27 May 20 20:21 BST (UK)
Yes, enjoyable and interesting. There was a sugarhouse in Guinea St either side of 1800 and I'm wondering if the names Fedden and/or Rankin may get a mention next week.

Pity the design historian introduced the sugar loaf as a sugar cone ! It would have been made in Bristol from the imported raw sugar. A sugar loaf of that small size would have been pure white, of the highest quality and very expensive.
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Post by: Viktoria on Thursday 28 May 20 11:51 BST (UK)
It is surprising who was involved in the Slave Trade.
The lovely  Hymn, Amazing Grace was written by by John Newton ,who had a revelation so to speak, but he was a trader and perhaps someone  could give the correct info but I feel he was still involved when he wrote the hymn.
The sad ,tragic, thing is trading in  slaves, owning them ,was not seen as anything wrong by many,especially if they gained by it.
Viktoria.



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Post by: Marmaduke 123 on Thursday 28 May 20 13:28 BST (UK)
I enjoyed this too!

I wonder how the houses with such interesting occupants are identified? I  imagine there must be an enormous amount of research into lots of houses before one with a series of noteworthy occupants is found. Or is previous house history research by individuals used to identify a few possibilities?

Does anyone know?
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Post by: stanmapstone on Thursday 28 May 20 13:48 BST (UK)
“First we do some very basic research,” says Olusoga. “We read some local history books, we talk to local historians, we visit the archives. And then we start to try to pinpoint parts of the city that have older housing stock and then we literally put leaflets through people’s doors asking, ‘Would you be interested in taking part?’  It was then a question of weighing up the pros and cons of the various properties before picking a winner.”
from an interview in the Daily Telegraph

Stan
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Post by: ankerdine on Wednesday 03 June 20 12:30 BST (UK)
I am so enjoying this series again. The information discovered is so interesting. Mr. Olusoga explains things clearly and carefully so that even amateurs into family history can follow the story. Sadly, my OH did fall asleep but that is not unusual. The programme has been assembled in a very professional manner and I do so enjoy the historic documents and supporting photographs.

Judy
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Post by: Viktoria on Wednesday 03 June 20 15:41 BST (UK)
It is easy to understand and at a pace which allows me to digest facts before others are brought up.
He is a very pleasant presenter ,nice voice and no irritating mannerisms.
How painful though for him given slavery has played such a part in the history of the house.
Viktoria.
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Post by: sugarbakers on Tuesday 16 June 20 18:42 BST (UK)
There was a sugarhouse in Guinea St either side of 1800 and I'm wondering if the names Fedden and/or Rankin may get a mention next week.

Those names were not mentioned in the second episode, however the name Thomas L Vining was listed in connection with 10 Guinea St in 1797. Further research on the other thread referring to this programme  https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=832698.0  has shown that Thomas Vining (1742-1824) was a grocer and sugar refiner in Bristol, and along with his sons ran a sugarhouse there until 1819, though not in Guinea St.