Background History


External Links

It’s useful and important to know what life was like for your ancestors; it helps us see them as people and not just names. We hope these links will help. They are not endorsed by the EFHA but have been recommended to us by people who have found them useful. If you find any broken links, please go to the Contact page and let us know.

Bolton Workhouse 1881 CensusResidents of Bolton Workhouse within the website
Doomsday Book OnLineCommissioned 1085 by William the Conqueror. The original has survived over 900 years of English history and is housed in London’s Public Record Office in Kew, London.
Herbert EntwistleUnited States Lighthouse Society
The History PressPublishers & Booksellers of Family & Local History
History TodayAn interesting and useful magazine
Lancashire Halls and HousesFrom “Visit Lancashire”
Lancaster CastleGrade I Listed building still used as a court; the prison closed a few years ago
Logging in Washington in the 19th CenturyEssay by William Entwistle
RainHill Trials – Stephenson’s RocketThe Liverpool and Manchester Railway – the world’s first passenger railway. An Entwistle drove the Rocket on its first run
Ribbon GangRalph Entwistle and the Ribbon Gang – Australian bushranger hanged for murder
Skipton CastleHome of the Clifford family – fought at Agincourt and St Albans with the Entwistles – Bertine & William
SundialsThe Book of Sundials – there’s an old sundial at Turton Tower
Turton Football ClubThe Oldest Football Club in the World
Turton TowerAncient Turton Building, now a museum & visitor centre housing Sir Bertine Entwistle’s French sideboard
Workhouse HistoryThe history of British workhouses and their inmates. Also, some useful links to other sites.

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