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‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ BBC1 Family History TV Series – Gregg Wallace, August 2012

We were greatly moved by the stories of Gregg Wallace’s family ancestors in last night’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ programme.

In particular, the story of the child killed by fire due to the knocking over of a paraffin lamp was especially poignant. Indeed, a similar story was aired in the previous week’s episode when Samantha Womack was learning about her ancestors.

We’ve been looking in the Archive and have found some of the stories and people mentioned in the series.

Touch wood, there will be some happier stories in future episodes.

newspaper report report about the death if a child due a paraffin lamp being knocked over

North Devon Journal – Thursday 02 July 1908

Image © Northcliffe Media Limited. Image created courtesy of THE BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD.

http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000328/19080702/065/0007

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