52 residents in 52 weeks

A number of family historians have taken part in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 ancestors in 52 weeks blogging challenge. Some are even thinking of doing it again in 2105. See her blog for more details about her challenge.

I am pinching the challenge (with Amy’s permission - thanks, Amy!) and adapting it for a one-place study. So during 2015 I aim to blog about 52 residents of or people closely associated with Springhill. The idea is this will be weekly on Saturdays but we will see how that lasts.

Some of the individuals will have been mentioned before in this blog, especially in the April A-Z challenge below. Some will involve fairly detailed research, for others the blog may just be a census or trades directory entry or newspaper cutting. Some will have lived here, others owned land here or ministered at the local church, but all will have had an impact on life in Springhill.

To try and get away from the temptation to blog about the easy ones first I propose to cover the people in alphabetical order. Fittingly, that means starting with the now-familiar Ashworths. Had to be, I suppose.