Monthly Archives: September 2012

.577-450 Martini-Henry ‘Khyber Pass Special’

‘Take a look at this,’ said a friend, handing me a .577-450 Martini-Henry. Fresh back from the Anglo-Zulu War battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift, I was in ‘Martini-Henry mode’ and fascinated to see an original. ‘The only thing is,’ said … Continue reading

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Charles Utting 1868-1944

Around 1997, when I was using a dial-up Internet connection and both the Net and I were much younger (Lycos, the Google of its day, only knew of a grand total of 5 million web pages worldwide) I ran a … Continue reading

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Edward Utting 1850-1943

Superintendent and Registrar of Ryecroft Cemetery 1893 – 1924 Edward UTTING (my great-grandfather) was born in Downham Market, Norfolk, on 27 June 1850, the second child of William UTTING, an ostler, and Sarah SMITH, a seamstress. Although Edward’s birth certificate … Continue reading

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William Utting 1815-1870

Case notes for William Utting, whilst under Dr Wm. Tayaton Norwich Lunatic Asylum (later St. Andrew’s Hospital) Records Case Book, Ref. SAH 264 Case notes, pp.671-2 William Utting aged fifty three years married is an ostler living at Downham Market, … Continue reading

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