Website Objective & Aims

The overall objective of threekitchenhill is to try and “document a segment of social history through several generations of two families”.

The approach is to achieve this is by the following topic headings, though mainly historical they often resonate with our lives today:

Social History

As one visits different places or read articles it is obvious society celebrates people from politicians to engineers to military chiefs to the so called commercial giants of the Victorian era who are all well known names.

The reality is often very different since few of these people achieved anything on their own. A successful society can only be achieved by millions of people working together. Today we have a much more equitable society (though far from perfect), but that has not always been the case.

So by documenting several generations of our family: who they were, where they lived and what they did - I hope will redress the balance in favour of everyone involved in life on Earth.

Family History

It takes a lot of time and effort to unearth information about previous generations. Todays families are more geographically dispersed than ever before - so the web is an obvious place to share that information across our respective families and with anyone else who is interested.

Family Locations

It has never been easier to find out about where previous generations of your family lived and worked and to be able to communication this in different ways. In many cases places still exist and you can visit family homes from one or two centuries ago - or they may have been long demolished. In either case old maps and documents can help recover the geography of their lives and to some extent of the society they lived in.


To ensure that the site is not all history this section records current activities undertaken by one or more family members. The walks pages highlight and illustrate long distance walks undertaken by current family members and friends.

While intended for the immediate family members and friends - if others discover topics of interest in these pages - that would be a bonus.

Feedback is invited - see the Contact Page
Or why not use the comments section at the end of the article - if it is still open?.

Cover Photo

The header cover photo is a beach in New Zealand , on North Island, near Cape Reigna - where the sand is sparkling white and extremely fine.


Of the website:

Start: December 2009
End: Ongoing

Updated KJM 25 April 2014