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Keepsakes competition reveals family history gems

Asnippet of Queen Victoria’s dress and the cap badge of a greatuncle killed in WW1 are just two of the remarkable family history treasures revealed in a national competition.

The competition, which was commissioned by self-storage company Space Station, sought to find the most heartwarming items people had kept hold of over the years, and uncovered some incredible stories.

Katy Galloway, from Edinburgh, was chosen as overall winner for the story of her grandmother’s jewellery box. She said: ‘It’s an important keepsake to me as my nan now has dementia.

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Where are you going to take your family history this spring? From planning a trip to The National Archives to a meander down memory lane, there are so many choices... I bet there are few among us whose hearts don’t gladden when spring is in the air, and this issue we’ve got all sorts of ideas to help you get out and about and enjoying your family history. Whether you’re going to pay a visit to the archives, or plan a day out or weekend away to the places where your family once came from, it’s sure to add so much to what you know about your ancestors’ lives. It’s definitely true – the more we look, the more we learn. Have fun!