This is Richard Goring's personal website and this page is the start point for some of my various hobbies and projects. They are outlined below and each one has its own separate page; to get to any one which interests you, simply click on the appropriate title in the menu at left (or if your browser does not support frames, use the duplicate menu at the bottom of the page). None of the pages employ lots of fancy graphics, so they load quickly. The background colours are supposedly 'truly websafe' on 8-bit, 16-bit and 24-bit arrays at all resolutions. Enjoy!
If you want to e-mail me, you will have to convert the e-mail address in the menu in the left-hand frame (it appears here and there on other pages too). I have had to stop putting it on the site as a 'click here' facility because the spam bombardiers (curse their hides!) latched on to it rapidly and I have been getting 100+ spam e-mails every day!
A Register of Essex people and those connected with the county who were killed in the Second World War - including an on-line index of names - contributions and enquiries are welcomed.
Detailed recordings (including construction, condition, dimensions, etc.) of War Memorials, Rolls of Honour, commemorative plaques, stained glass and other objects, war graves and gravestone inscriptions honouring the dead of 20th Century wars.
Genealogical data from all times and all places worldwide of the surnames Beardmore, Beardsmore, Beadmore, Beadsmoore and dozens of other variants, but NOT Beard - enquiries and input welcomed.
Genealogical researches covering my own and my wife's ancestral lines. Some of the surnames included are:-
My line - Clark (Canada), Beardmore (Surrey, West Midlands), Woodward (Essex, Berks), Bird and Hagger (Essex), etc. My adoptive parents - Goring (North Staffs), Hardy (East London), etc.
My wife Jo's line - Bolt, Bolton, Burvill(e), Cadman, Car(s)well, Court, Fagg, Hambrook, Harnden, Holness, Hope, Lawrence, Link, Mathews, Middleton, Stockwell, Thomas, Webb, Williams, etc. (all Kent)
A page devoted to these poetic forms, including my first collection, Just These Few Stones, which was published back in 1997. Some of my later poems and thoughts on the genres are here also.
I do not collect stamps - but I do collect envelopes with so-called 'slogan' postmarks and I also collect 'junk mail' envelopes and polythene wrappers, etc. bearing pre-printed PPIs - Postage Paid Impressions. Yes, really! Send me yours and I'll refund your mailing cost or donate to your favourite charity.
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