London – April 2016

Last weekend, we took a long weekend in London. I did a work trip in Hitchin on the Friday whilst Antje and Alexander did some site seeing. I caught up with Pat McFadden and John Alexander (old colleagues/friends) at the Fullers pub at Kings Cross. It was great to reminisce and find out what all my other old colleagues were up to as well.

WP_20160408_16_12_32_ProThe next day, we all visited the Harry Potter tourist spot at Kings Cross Station and bought Alexander a magic wand. We also went to Paddington Station to visit Paddington Bear.

WP_20160409_11_43_11_ProIt was also nice to have a good old curry and a pub Sunday Roast Lunch. The Sunday lunch was also great because it involved catching up with my old friends Andrew and Kath. We worked out that it had been more than 10 years since we last had a beer together. It will not be that long before the next one (I hope)!

1st Post on new Gammon ONS Blog

Hi. This is the first post on my new blog. It takes over from my old Google Blogger one ( I hope that this one will be a bit more interactive, as I really want to get everyone with Gammon/Gamon/Gambon family connections involved in the study of the surname.

For the record, I am carrying out a One Name Study on the Gammon surname (which also covers the GAMMIN, GAMMAN, GAMMONS variations). So if you are researching your family history and you find one of these names (or one like it), then please get in touch and we can share what we know about that particular branch.

The study is being carried out according to the guidelines of the Guild of One Name Studies. You can read more about the Gammon study here (Guild Surname Profile Page), and also find out more about the guild.

As it is not always easy to find all of the documentary evidence to connect the various Gammon/Gamon/Gambon family trees together, I have also begun to use the latest scientific DNA tests. If you know of a living male with the Gammon/Gamon/Gambon or similar surname, then please encourage them to take a DNA test. It is painless and secure (or I wouldn’t have done it!). Please read more about the Gammon DNA Project here (FamilyTreeDNA Gammon Project).

Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

Okay – this was the day I started switching to my new WordPress blog. Previously I had two different Google Blogger blogs. I used a Bitnami WordPress stack installed into an Amazon AWS instance.

Eventually, this stopped working and I didn’t have the time or skills to sort it out. So, all the posts published there originally (and the ones at Google Blogger) have now been imported to this blog, and can be read here. I have also updated all of the out of date links up to this date where I could. I will try and take the Google Blogger sites down soon to avoid confusion. I also hope to blog about this resurrection process soon.

For now, I continue moving forward in my blogging history to try and tidy things up.