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Being a Time Lord

Since returning from our summer holidays there has been a huge range of work coming in to TSL.  I was chatting with my sister about some of the jobs that I have been working on, and was struck by the … Continue reading

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Building from the ground up

Still working on transcribing the weekly accounts books for the building of an early 18th century English stately home, and I realise how unaware I have been of the labour, logistics, and scale of the work involved in building before … Continue reading

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30 Rods dug this week

How long is a rod? Again working on transcription of the account books for the building of a stately home I find myself wondering how much digging Francis, William and Thomas have been doing this week, as it is measured … Continue reading

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The Stately Homes of England

We are currently working on transcribing account books associated with the building of a stately home in the 17th century.  This amazing resource gives week by week expenditure, detailing everything that was needed, including labour, for the building of a … Continue reading

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For a Rinlett of Clarett wyne….

In a previous post (How many kilderkins in a hogshead) it states: “The standardised measurements continued to be the subject of later statutes.  In 1423 an Act of Parliament first standardised the hogshead, though the volume varied by locality and … Continue reading

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The old and the new

Although I had started a blog about things historical, I seem to have lost access to it.  So rather than waste the posts, which I think are interesting, I have reposted them into this new blog.  I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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Fame, and fortune ?

It’s always nice when a client is pleased with our work at Transcription Services Ltd, and even more pleasing when they tell other people about us. Last month I was contacted by Atlas Obscura telling me that someone mentioned the … Continue reading

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