My factual tales are stories inspired by and embellishing my Drabble ancestry. They are a tapestry of fact, speculation and fiction. However, the plots are driven by the historical record.
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Buried Letters – It’s a Winner!

A short story based on Chloris Drabble who left nursing in the Huddersfield Infirmary to join the Scottish Women’s 7th Field Hospital at Lake Ostrovo in Macedonia, in 1917, where she fell in love with a Serbian interpreter and was irrevocably changed.

Winner over 18 category. You can find out more here:

‘Away from the Western Front’ Creative Writing Competition

(Left: Chloris Drabble born 1892 – A nursing Sister with the WW1, all-female, medical units, under the umbrella of The Scottish Federation of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, known as the Scottish Women’s Hospitals.)


In Progress – The Tale of Henry Drabble

A clay miner, merchant, grocer and father of Chloris. Born in the  parish of Bradfield, which nestles in the moorlands of the stunning Peak District above Sheffield.

(Left: Henry Drabble, 1864-1935)

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