Tag: Elizabeth Holdich

Peterborough by way of Elton

In 1735, Francis Holdich left Wadenhoe and, with his widowed mother Frances, his wife Elizabeth and their four-year-old son (also named Francis) made their way, up through Oundle and then north-eastwards to Elton. It is likely they waited until the…

A Grave Experience

The cemetery was eerie and empty. A heavy silence hung upon the swirling morning mist. My only companions were the ghosts of fading names on weathered gravestones. They alone knew the answers to the questions which haunted me, but I…