Ian also helped with the Daglish One-Name Study which researches the history of the name and the related DNA study.
Monday, 1 August 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
Picture: The Walking with the Wounded team trekking to the North Pole (L-R) Guy Disney, Simon Daglish, Edward Parker, Jaco Van Gass, Martin Hewitt, Steven Young and team leader Inge Solheim pose for a team photo as they train on the
For more information please see the Walking With The Wounded website:
Donations can be made here:
For details of Simon Daglish's 2006 Numis Polar Challenge to the South Pole, see:
Latest progress report:
Late last night, four wounded servicemen have reached the Geographical North Pole unsupported! Setting a World Record, the teamed trekked almost 200 miles to achieve their goal and raise money for projects that help rehabilitate our injured servicemen and women. They reached the Pole well ahead of schedule and were absolutely delighted to have achieved their goal! They speak below from on top of the world:
Simon Daglish: "What an incredible thing to be able to and thank you to everyone for your support."
Ed Parker: "It’s been the most exciting, amazing, emotional day but we’ve done it and there were a lot of people who said we couldn’t."
Martin Hewitt: "We acheieve our aim, set a world record and we hope we have proved what can be achieved with the right team and equpitment and attitude. You can adapt and improvise and overcome challenges."
Guy Disney: "We are absolutely delighted, we got here in thirteen days which is much quicker than we ever hoped, everyone is in great form with just a few bumps and bruises and it didn’t stop getting challenging until the last minute."
Steve Young:"It’s unbelievable, we're sat at the top of the world tonight and loving every minute of it."
Jaco Van Gass: "Thank you everyone for the support, we can’t thank you enough! A lot of people said it can’t be done and here we are, at the North Pole."Polar Guide Inge Solheim: "We’ve had a great trip, everything has gone well and according to plan and we have had relatively good ice conditions, stable weather and no serious injuries. We are very, very happy for how it has all turned out. We are there or four days ahead of schedule, which is great! Over and out from the North Pole!"
Saturday, 11 April 2009
Marian Daglish passed away in 2008, and the exhibition is a celebration of their life and work together.CHELSEA Futurespace is a collaboration between Chelsea College of Art and Design, Future City Arts and St James Homes. This gallery is situated in the Hepworth Building at Grosvenor Waterside, a new residential development near Chelsea Bridge.
Address: CHELSEA Futurespace, Hepworth Court, Grosvenor Waterside, London, SW1W 8QP
Of these, the Tuesday game is considered by many to be the most prestigious as this was the original match day. The local Daglish family has started the Tuesday match for as long as the games have been played, and also participated in many.
On Tuesday, Jennifer Daglish (pictured above) threw the ball in - the first woman to do so since 1941. The match was won by the Uppies, who also won on Good Friday giving them a 2-0 lead. However the Downies salvaged some pride with a win in the last match which, at 40 minutes, was one of the quickest in recent times.
The future of the games has been under threat for some time as Tesco plans to build a new store on the area where the games are played.
Pictures from the Workington News & Star.
Sunday, 22 February 2009
It has now been restored to working order with the help of our local antique clock shop, Times Past in Eton High Street, and is keeping good time - with a distinct loud ticking produced from itsa verge movement.
The name of Joseph Daglish is engraved inside the watch.
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Some years ago the researchers - Professor Mark Jobling and Dr. Turi King - contacted people with the surnames being studied requesting DNA samples. I know of at least two Daglishes who were contacted in this way at the time and provided samples. Under the terms of the study, the identities of the participants are confidential; the results are by surname only.
The results are interesting, providing some good matches with those in our own Daglish DNA Study. These include exact matches for the names Daglish - and some very close matches with the results for the name Dalgleish. This does seem to provide more evidence for a possible link between the names and I have now added the names Dalgliesh and Dalgliesh to the scope of the Daglish DNA Study to try to investigate this further.
The results of the study can be found in the Supplemental Table here, and the full article here.
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Ganges Art Gallery: Exhibition guide includes images
Review - from Kolkata Mirror
In its notes about the exhibition the Gallery writes:
Peter Daglish’s incisive linocuts hark back to the graphics of Hogarth and Daumier. Linocuts are relief print produced in a manner similar to woodcut.
The wooden block has a thin layer of linoleum which can be cut away in any direction to produce a raised surface that can be inked and printed, producing either monochromatic or multi-coloured images.
Daglish makes incredible use of the medium’s strong graphical potential to exploit the bold patterns which are integral to his work. His use of colour, while exuberant in its own terms, also allows for shading and texturing the image.
Daglish’s linocuts brim with the fineness and foibles of the human condition and are both perceptive and funny. He is able to explore the earthy and quotidian as a reproach to the spiritual and a negation of the ideal and is able to perceive incongruous relationships and express them in a pointed manner.
His women are celebrations of pure energy: stylized, curvilinear and more than faintly kinky. Their sensuous lips and extravagant hairdos show the artist’s taste for precise detail and stylized though highly idiosyncratic motifs.
In what they encompass or allude to, these works transcend the beautiful, the comic, the grotesque or even the quest for objectivity. They are a relentless scrutiny of the world ranging from scathing social commentary to opulent ornamentalism. On all scores, though, the artistic attention is contemplative rather than confrontational.
Sunday, 21 December 2008
More counties have since been added - and, as at April 11, all of the remaining English Counties (Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmorland) and the missing Gateshead district records from County Durham have now been added. Therefore all English counties are now complete and online.
Scanning of Welsh records is underway and some data from Wales should be available in the next 4 to 6 weeks.
The 1911 Census is not covered by the Census Act 1920 which requires the closure of all subsequent censuses for 100 years. A challenge was made under the Freedom of Information Act to allow access to the 1911 Census earlier than 100 years and, following referral, the Information Commissioner ruled that access should be given. However personally sensitive information will not be released until 2012.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
The Field of Remembrance is made up of thousands of little Remembrance Crosses, Stars of David and Muslim Crescents each bearing a poppy in tribute to those who lost their lives in the service of their country. They are laid out in plots for Regimental and other Associations.
The Field of Remembrance is open for public viewing throughout the period of remembrance and commemoration and visitors can add their own crosses in memory of loved ones.
The Welsh Field of Remembrance is also open at Cathays Park, behind City Hall, in Cardiff.
This week also sees the launch of a new web site for Military Genealogy. The site claims to hold records of over one million members of the British armed forces going back to before 1630. Included are details of Daglishes who died in conflict, and also some serving and retired members of the forces.
Saturday, 25 October 2008
The records are from the National Archives and made available on-line by the Ancestry web site. It is free to search - but there is a charge for viewing the full entry and downloading images of the passenger lists. TV presenter and family history enthusiast Tony Robinson was on hand for the launch.
The passenger lists are for people arriving in the United Kingdom from ports outside of Europe and the Mediterranean and may include: name of passenger, their birth date or age, port of departure, port of arrival, date of arrival and vessel name.
The press coverage of the lauch concentrated on some of the well-known names that are included in the lists - but the collection also includes many Daglish entries. These mostly refer to those travelling abroad for work or pleasure and returning home, although some refer to families which have moved permanently overseas and are returning for family reasons.
This is an interesting new resource for family historians.
National Archives news release
The Independent article
The Herald article
Daily Mail article
In July 2006 a pair of avocets – which traditionally nest in southern England – hatched two chicks at WWT Washington Wetland Centre, the most northerly ever recorded in the UK. They have since bred and successfully reared young in both 2007 and 2008.
Anthony, 34, only took up photography two years ago, after seeing fellow wildlife enthusiasts with cameras in tow.
“I’ve always loved birds and have been a keen birdwatcher for years, so it was the next step to start taking pictures of them.”
Saturday, 26 July 2008
1954: The Royal Humane Parchment was presented to 12-year old Anne Valerie Daglish, a pupil of Central Modern School, Wallsend. William Messenger, a nightwatchman, had been overcome by gas and fell into a four feet deep trench. In a gallant rescue Valerie managed to help the victim to safety.
The Testimonial on Parchment is awarded where someone has put themselves in danger to save, or attempt to save, someone else. Many of the awards go to people who have swum to the rescue of someone else - in a quarry, a lake, a river or at sea.
The Royal Humane Society is a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and, also, for the restoration of life by resuscitation. Its awards range from bronze, silver and gold medals to Testimonials on Vellum and Parchment.
Saturday, 19 July 2008
"to photograph every war grave, individual memorial, MoD grave, and family memorial of serving military personnel from WWI to the present day and make these available within a searchable database."
Tuesday, 17 June 2008
The collection is is being re-located from Keele University to a new home at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in Edinburgh. It is hoped much of the archive will be now made available to the public online; an earlier attempt to do this was unsuccessful.
Historian Ian Daglish has provided the BBC with some interviews about this interesting collection which will be going out today. There is also an Audio Slideshow on the BBC web site, where Ian and retired Wing Commander Michael Mockford discuss the significance of just a few of the photographs from the war.
Saturday, 17 May 2008
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
The site contains the transcripts of every trial heard at the Old Bailey from 1674 to 1913, a total of more than 210,000 criminal trials. These are covered in more than 110,000 pages of text and some 120 million words - together with 195,000 digital images, contemporary maps, images of the courtroom and information on the historical and legal background to the Old Bailey court. Also included are the biographical details of around 3,000 men and women executed at Tyburn.
A search by keyword Daglish produces just 6 results.
Of these two are for a Daglish Street in East London, mentioned in a case in 1822 and again in 1866. I cannot find any information about this address or its history.
The other four references are to Daglishes appearing before the court as witnesses (including my grandfather, James Daglish) or as the victimsof crimes. No black sheep here!
The Proceedings Of The Old Bailey 1674-1913
Sunday, 27 April 2008
The Sun and Doves is a pub which also presents art, films and music, providing an interesting and unusual venue for seeing Peter's work on display.
The exhibition continues until May 25th at The Sun and Doves, 61 Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London, SE5 9NS.
Sunday, 20 April 2008
24 year old Peter from Chester-le-Street has been involved in the sport since 1998, starting in karting and for the last two years in the BARC Westfield Sports Car Championship - last year recording 3 wins, 4 second places and 4 pole positions and finishing 2nd overall. This has given him the confidence to step up to Formula Ford. This season Peter is competing in the Scolarship class, and after the first two events is lying in third place.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Nevertheless, research into the Daglish name goes on.
Friday, 21 March 2008
The book includes a photograph from 1872 of Anthony Daglish, pictured holding the balls he had hailed for the Uppies in that and the previous year (the years are on the balls).
There is also reference to an article in the Whitehaven News in 1931 that the Daglish family once owned a 300-year old ball won by an ancestor. I wonder where that is now?
I recently received an email which read:
Now that we have got rid of any talk of Tesco building on the Cloffocks we thought that would be an end to it but the council now want to build a leisure centre down there.
The 2014 games went ahead as usual, with the Downies winning 3-0. A report of the games appears here, with a link to a report and pictures from the Tuesday game - this notes:
The ball was thrown off by Robert Daglish, 34, who had had the honour for 24 years. He was with his wife Jennifer and their 16-month-old son Harry, who will throw off the ball when he is old enough.
The Barbarians of Workington
I also recently found another book "The Barbarians of Workington: Uppies v Downies" by Keith Wallace (Wallace & Scott 2009).
This contains many stories and photos, including the following one of Anthony Daglish:
There is also a list of Hailers of the Ball, including the following Daglishes:
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Today I attended a meeting of the London branch of the Northumberland & Durham Family History Society. The speaker was Rosalind Moffitt and the subject "Surnames in the North East".
Rosalind studies the history of surnames, in particular those from North East England where her family comes from. After studying English at Durham University, Rosalind trained as a Speech and Language Therapist and spent time working with children. She began her talk by looking at how young children adapt words - and how this might be applied to ways in which surnames developed in an age of widespread illiteracy.
Names might be simplified by dropping syllables from the word or maybe just the last consonant or by using different vowels.
Looking at the entries in the Whickham parish register for marriages - in which Daglishes have appeared since the late 1500s - we can perhaps see some examples of this.
The earliest entry is for the name Daglis, maybe a case where the last consonant has been dropped. Will Daglis married Magdalene Thompson on 30 January 1596.
Under burials, there is an entry for 3 April 1613 which reads:
"A POORE child of Daglis, his wife, and the mother and two other children of Daglis. Buried."
The spelling of Daglis continued to be used until around 1615, after which various others are used - including Dagglish, Dagleish and Dagleese - until the name is shown as Daglesh, a change of vowel. This begins with the marriage of John Daglesh to Barbery Croser on 31 May 1669 and continues until around 1691.
After this date the spelling Daglish is consistently used.
The subject of how the name may have changed is of interest because of some recent developments with the Daglish DNA Study.
We now have matching DNA results with a person named DOUGLAS and with a person named DALGLIESH. Both of these people live in Scotland. Both of these names have been suggested in various reference books as the source of the name Daglish (though neither have been found to be linked through standard research of historical records).
It is perhaps possible to see how Douglas may link to the early records as Daglis, and also to imagine that the Scottish name Dalglish or Dalgliesh may have been simplified if it moved across the border into North East England. This is a subject for further research.
Rosalind Moffitt runs a service Nameswell Surname Research and also writes for Family Tree Magazine.
Friday, 22 February 2008
Life for his wife was difficult. She was described as "semi-invalid" and, forced by her husband to eat his chosen diet, some thought she was slowly starving – and said she occasionally went to neighbours for more food.
On July 17 1940, Sarah Jane died. She was buried the next day, Thursday, when William delivered the funeral sermon. On the following day he eloped to Reno, Nevada, with 22-year Joan Allardyce where the couple were married. This series of events led to nationwide news coverage, and one newspaper reported:
"If Daglish and Miss Allardyce had reached the Remo marriage license clerk four minutes later than they did, their marriage would have to be postponed until Sunday because Daglish’s church, Seventh Day Adventist, does not sanction marriages on Saturday."
Meanwhile, back in Santa Cruz, the authorities had ordered Sarah Jane’s body to be exhumed from the Felton Cemetery, and tested for poison.
No poison was detected in the tests, and the authorities accepted the coroner’s decision that Sarah Jane had died of “hemorrhagic pancreatitis”.
The handbill dates from just after this in 1941. The photo shows William, Joan and their daughter Noaomi Celeste. William continued his business until his death in 1952.
Friday, 15 February 2008
The first is for Harry Daglish (born Henry Daglish, born 1917, died 1977). The fight to which the handbill refers took place on Monday November 12, 1934 at Drill Hall Carlisle. Harry beat his opponent Frank Moran on points.
“There was one fellow used to win bouts most of the time and he got rather too big for his boots - so Dad decided to bring him down a peg or two. Harry told his mate to put all the money he could scrape together on himself - and then he hammered the other fellow, much to everyone’s surprise! They all lost their money, except Dad’s mate - and of course the other fellow wasn't quite so big for his boots after that.”
The other handbill is for Jim Daglish – and this is proving something of a puzzle, as no-one knows who this is! The fight appears to be a challenge match, as the handbill reads:
Daglish has asked for this contest, confident he will check Nugent’s series of victories. Will he?
Unfortunately we don’t know the result of the match!
My thanks to Miles Templeton for the handbills and to Linda Carter for the photo and family details.