We hope you are one of the people who have bought our books and are enjoying visiting Yorkshire and the North East, book in hand. If not the books are still available and can be ordered elsewhere on the website. They are also an enjoyable read for those many people who have fond memories of the region but are no longer able to visit. We hope they bring out the treasure hunter in you as much as the research did for us.

We look forward to telling you what we are doing – what research we are planning and what information we are seeking and may be you can help us.

Just for a start we are looking for relatives of Henry Longden (1832-1920) who was a member of the iron-founding family  (Longden & Co.) at the Phoenix Mill in Sheffield. He was also an active member of the Art Workers Guild and Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society. We have found out quite a bit about him (see our Who’s Who in The Arts and Crafts Movement in Yorkshire) but would always like to know more  and we would especially like to find a photograph of him.

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