Food in England

Food in England

When the Finches lived in lovely rural Hertfordshire, what did they eat? William Finch took the story of my ancestors back to the rural edge of London. The Finches were agricultural labourers or small traders in the town. Although they weren’t really peasants...
Dragons and Drunk Roosters

Dragons and Drunk Roosters

William Finch’s birth was registered in January 1713 in a small rural town called Bishops Stortford, in Hertfordshire. William was a path breaker in my family. He was the last of the traditional agricultural workers in the family. He led the way from the country...

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