At aFewHomeTruths.com we are passionate about local history and uncovering the history of ordinary people and how they lived their lives
We are equally passionate about creating an eye-catching, beautiful piece of artwork which you can proudly display to become a real talking point for you, friends and family - the desperate search to find unique birthday present ideas is over!!
It may even inspire you to find out more about about your own family history and where you live!
We carefully consult a wide variety of different sources and media including amongst others, old maps, gazettes, directories and newspapers, which are then cross referenced to build up as accurate a picture as possible of the property and its surrounding area and the sort of people who lived there. These fascinating nuggets of information add to the character and depth to an area.
It never fails to delight us what information is revealed which is then incorporated into the artwork layout of your choice.
It is often surprising just how much an area has changed in a relatively short time - often just a few generations can see a dramatic difference in the nature of a neighbourhood.
What was your inspiration for the house histories?
We live next door to where the captain of the Titanic lived – a terrace of 200 year old Regency houses overlooking the River Mersey.
As soon as we moved in I knew I wanted to find out more about the history of the house and surrounding area and the sort of people who lived here. Digging deeper we found links to the Napoleonic Wars and timbers from those ships being used to build the houses - as well as rumours that French prisoners of war were forced to help in the construction.
I put all of this research into a gift for our new neighbour Rose which she loved and aFewHomeTruths was born!
So thank you Rose and here's to the next glass of wine (or two)!
Our experts have been immersed in family history for over 30 years
Above all, we love what we do and are continously delighted by the facts and real people from the past which we uncover. All of out team are naturally inquisitive and once we have unearthed a detail ensure that we use our knowledge to find out more.
This wide spectrum of skills and enthusiasm is brought together to produce each individual artwork.
Afewhometruths.com draws on our longstanding experience in historical documents and their interpretation - we started out over 30 years ago, interpreting heraldic French to produce surname histories and coat of arms artwork - in fact we were one of the pioneers in this area.
This long history and our passion for good design has led us to producing stunning House History Artworks - a present not on the highstreet - and we know you will delight in and inform for many years to come.