Queen spends birthday at Sandringham

Queen spends birthday at Sandringham

Many happy returns to our wonderful Queen who is 96 today and has returned to Sandringham to celebrate it quietly. The fact that she chooses to be there, a place that Prince Philip was so very fond is, and is filled with many happy childhood memories, is a testament...
Harry Saward, “the adventurer”

Harry Saward, “the adventurer”

I am delighted to share some anecdotes by Penny Coe about her great uncle Harry Saward, Royal Station Master Extraordinaire. Another great niece, Shirley Britten, shares her reminiscences- and wishes she had asked her mother, Beryl Saward, more about her distinguished...
WW1 National Egg Collection for the Wounded

WW1 National Egg Collection for the Wounded

Did you know that more than 32 million eggs were dispatched overseas during WW1 to base hospitals in France and Belgium for the British wounded? The nutritional benefits of an egg were well recognised in WW1, as my research for The Royal Station Master’s Daughters led...
The Royal Station Master’s House for Sale

The Royal Station Master’s House for Sale

The turreted Royal Station Master’s House in Wolferton that features prominently in my book, The Royal Station Master’s Daughters, is up for sale! It is situated on the Sandringham estate with the royal family as neighbours, and the grandeur of the property shows the...