This is our family website which we first developed for providing news to friends and family when the kids were young. Now that we have been overtaken by social media we have refocused onto areas we think may be of more general interest.

We have given up writing our own templates and content management and adopted Joomla and we think the menu system should be self explanitory but please let us know if you find any broken or orphaned links or find yourself going round in circles.


Ladymoor Gate is in the Staffordshire Moorlands near to the city of Stoke on Trent. It is a great place for running and walking and in this section we map some of our walking routes and provide information about the local area.



The story of Ladymoor gate from 1800 through to the present day by way of the occupants and the property transactions. Interesting historical documents show how the land holding changed over the years until it is the small holding of today.




Complete family tree database and other genealogy resources. We have been researching our family trees for over 15 years and here you can see the results. You can search our webtrees database and if you find any of your ancestors or connection to us we would love to hear from you.

Our Family Tree Databases

Search our BMD certificates

One thousand years of family history

Genes at the Sticks

Shingle Street

Travel diaries, including India and Nepal 1981, South Africa 2014 other interesting destinations.


An Indian Journey (August-September 1981)

South Africa 2014

Syria and Jordan 1993

South America 2000


The Worker used to be a keen runner, but like the Old Dog, has had to slow down due to creaky joints. The Webmaster loves his two dogs and every morning takes them for a walk round Marshes Hill. When she is on holiday from work, the Worker accompanies him, and then the walks may be longer. Sometimes the Students goes too. Of course it depends on the weather.

Besides the morning walk with the dogs the Webmaster and the Worker also take an evening stroll. The length of which depends on when the Worker gets back from the office, the time of year and the weather. In their otherwise busy schedules it is a time for chatting and putting the world to rights. Where better to do it than in the beautiful local countryside. 

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