threekitchenhill | about
- This page: aim of this site.
- Period: 01 November 2018 onwards
Website Aims and Structure
The overall objective of threekitchenhill is to “document a segment of social history through the history of two related and families.”. So it is largely a family history website, though it goes beyond people to include the locations where people have lived, worked and enjoyed themselves.
While intended for the immediate family members and friends - if others discover topics of interest in these pages - that would be an additional bonus.
As one visits different places or reads articles - it is obvious that society celebrates "notable" people, from politicians, engineers, military chiefs and the so called commercial giants of the Victorian era. They are often well known names.
The reality was often very different since few of these people achieved anything on their own. Indeed millions of people lived in poor conditions working long hours so that profits of the enterprise were achieved. Success more often does depend on large number of people working together to a common goal, thankfully compared with the Victorian era or even the early 20thC - society is much more equitable (though far from perfect and some would like to take us back there!). We ought to recognise to lives of everyone who has made a contribution, however minor that may appear.
So by documenting these family generations: it should help redress the balance in favour of everyone involved.
Along the way - aspects of life, work and social events of these earlier generations will also illustrate aspects of wider social history.
A lot of time and effort is required unearthing information about our previous generations. Today's families are more geographically dispersed than ever before - so the web is an obvious place to share information about long lost or even familiar relatives.
Separate sections cover individuals (by family name) as well as partnerships .
For reasons of privacy living family members are not documented - though they will appear in events.
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 the homes and places of work of people died over a century or two ago still exist. Many properties were rebuilt in the late 19thC but in many case the same building recorded in the census still exist. Old maps and documents can help recover the geography of their lives and hint at the kind of society they lived in.
To ensure that the site is not all past history a selection of events are also included.
This section records walking events ie current walking activities undertaken by family members and friends. The walks pages log progress with long distance walks and a selection of day walks.
Last Updated: 24 Dec 2018