Ben Wilson RIP (backblip)

Ben Wilson RIP (backblip)We found this memorial to Ben Wilson of Holmshaw, killed by lightning in 1897, when we were out planting our treasure. Notable only because (a) I have an Uncle by that name and (b) I have a theory that my family may have originated in this general area. We might be related but I shall most likely never know, as my mother refuses to speak of her father. I know only his surname and that he was Scots. I theorise that he was a miner and came down to work in the Yorkshire coalfields. It’s a bit weird, to know nothing about one’s grandparents.