Harper Family Index Page



 If you enjoyed some of the recipes on the curry pages why not have a look at the Straits Cafe Virtual Restaurant for other Asian recipes.

 Minster from Precentors Court Minster from Fossgate White Rose Emblem Merchant Adventurers Pavement  Walmgate Bar City walls Red Tower Shambles

[flowers pic ]
Ann's Aromatherapy Page

Singapore Flag

There is a great family affection for Singapore.  The family enjoyed a posting there for just over two years from 1957 to 1959; stationed at Changi and Tengah air bases.

Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu - Sabah
Linton On Ouse Gardening Club

Want to find an unusual plant, use the RHS Plantfinder Listed below are links to some problem topics that gardeners may face at some time.

Improving Clay Soil 

Vine Weevils

Mole Problems

Plants for Shade 
National Osteoporosis Society
Osteoporosis is a severe disease that can lead to miserable bone fractures. Osteoporosis literally means 'porous bones'  It is not just women who are susceptible, men can suffer with Osteoporosis as well.  

One in two women and one in five men in the UK will suffer a fracture after the age of 50

Every 3 minutes someone has a fracture due to osteoporosis

An estimated 3 million people in the UK suffer from osteoporosis

Use the NOS link above to find out more about Osteoporosis
Some Osteporosis Nutrition Links
Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals 2003 - Risk Assesment - Calcium
Food Standards Agency - Eat well be well - Calcium
Food Standards Agency - Eat well be well - Magnesium
Food Standards Agency - Eat well be well - Vitamin D
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Calcium Content of Foods

Chinese cemetry 3 Bancas Banauie Traditional Dress Male
               Manila         Paluan  Porto Princessa    St. John         Banauie

Headhunters 2 Bontoc 3
                                         Baguio                 Bontoc
Golden Fleece     Last Drop      Blue Bell

Pub search

Golden Ball      Tap and Spile      Black Swan

These are all pubs in York click on any of the images for an enlarged view.
The Armed Services years of my father's life
RAF 1927 - 1935
HMS Glorious 1935 - 1937
Flying LogCanada, Bermuda, UK, Singapore
1937 - 1940 South Cerney - Hendon - Halton - Mildenhall - Uxbridge
Post WWII Years Wyton, Weeton, Singapore, Linton On Ouse


Blog Page for Glen Allotments
The Jollygreenp Images of York

Get your own blog page with "Blogger" (it's free)
Coloured Glass Designs and Supplies (Also useful ideas source for Batik and patchwork quilting)
For a large number of patterns in a PDF file.

Also worth a look stainedglassbiz

Just about everything you need for working in coloured glass from Sunrise Stained Glass.
John's Garden Photos Book
Singapore Flag Singapore Botanical Gardens  

Singapore Flag Singapore Botanical Gardens Photo Album 

Netherlands Flag A visit to Keukenhof 10 April 2006

 Swiss Flag  Jardin Botanique Geneva
 South Africa Flag Companies Garden - Cape Town

 South Africa Flag Kirstenbosch - Cape Town

 South Africa Flag Karoo Succulents Garden

 South Africa Flag
 Harold Porter Botanical Garden Betty's Bay

 Union Jack Ann and John's Glen Allotment web log.  
 Union Jack Biddulph Grange - Staffordshire - England

Union Jack Walled Garden Scampston

 Union Jack Cornwall
Eden Project & Heligan

 Union Jack Peter Barret Garden Centre Butterfly World 2006

 Union Jack  Brodsworth

 Union Jack  Tunbridge Wells

 Union Jack  Great Dixter

 Union Jack  Sissinghurst

 Union Jack  Hever Castle

 Union Jack  Diggin Allotment Day September 2007

 Union Jack  

Union Jack  York Gate - Adel - Leeds

Union Jack  Incredible Edible Todmorden
Yorkshire Philosophical Society

Society visits

Retired Members Association - York

Group visits

Woodland Fungi Pictures

Autumn fungi

Diggin Allotment Day - The Slide Show

Inclusion North works in the North East and Yorkshire & Humber to promote the inclusion of people who have learning disabilities, their families and carers in all areas of mainstream life .  Diggin Allotment Daywas floated with a "Small Sparks" funding and proved to be an extremely succesful and enjoyable day.

UK Flying Displays and Museums

Many thanks to Peter Noble who edits the UK Flying Dispalys and Museums website for use of the above image used on the Linton On Ouse Garden Club Page. The image was derived from a photograph on his website.

Genealogy Links
Tree builder software is available from several different sources, my particualr favourite is the one from MyHeritage.com and unsurprisingly is called Family Tree Builder. Best of all it is a free download and allows you to upload your tree to the web for free (within limits) You can load up to 250 people to your online tree when you will have to make the decision whether to use one of the paid for packages from MyHeritage. 250 people gets you started and gives you enough experience to decide whether you have got the bug or not.

Researching your family tree will take you into the realms of searching various genealogical databases. A good place to start is the data held by the LDS Church (Mormons) in their Family Search website and is free to search. Other sources you will find useful are the World Connect Roots Web search which will take you in to other peoples trees, a very useful source of data when the branches of your tree cross the branches of their tree. I have found relations I was not aware of  and as close as cousin four times removed. The Canadian Government maintains a database of useful and interesting family data for those with links to Canada. Another useful site related to Canada has data from several Census and is called Automated Genealogy. This site is good for the way it links people in one census with later or earlier census data. Finally, one very useful source of UK data is the "Online Parish Clerk" or "OPC" sites for UK data. Probably the most comprehensive and well put together of these is the Dorset OPC site. For me, a treasure trove of family information. 

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