Picture by Rupert Fox from a design by Michael William Alabaster

The Alabaster Society 

The Family History Society 
of the Alabaster Family 

The Family Business Page

It will not surprise many of our readers to learn that some of our members are in business. Indeed, many would argue that it is partly as a result of our forefathers` enterprise and business acumen that the Alabaster Society flourishes today. No doubt, if the internet had been operating in the 16th century, our ancestors would have made good use of it for commercial purposes! We thought it would be useful to all members to include a note of members` business interests, with links to websites or web pages where appropriate. Members: if your own business is not listed, then send in the information to Ray Williamson (details on the Contact Us page). Those members in arts, science, or engaged in other interests should send in their details as well: we can always provide new pages on the website.

Hard Sums Made Easy is what we would all like when a maths exam is looming. Now it can be made a reality by Laraine Hake of Bunwell, near Norwich.  Nips and Crumpets Tea PartiesA former teacher of mathematics of considerable distinction, she offers home tuition at all levels in the local area.  www.bunwellmaths.co.uk

Nips and Crumpets (pictured left): Frannie Alabaster and Jane Andrews serve 50s-style tea in Norfolk. Naturally, there was no internet in the 1950s, but there were telephones, so you can dial 01986 785525 or 01986 894526 (if calling from a distance you need no longer ask for "Trunks", however).

Simply Seafood, Restaurant, 4 High Street, Westham, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LZ is run by Claude & Christine Hoareau, Tel: 01323 767843;

The Swan Fish and Chips, 2 High Street, Westham, Pevensey, East Sussex BN24 5LZ: Claude & Christine Hoareau;

Meadow Cottages, Isle of Arran, -- self-catering accommodation owned by a grandson of Adeline Bertha Alabaster (long download);

Alabaster & Wilson Ltd., Goldsmiths -- make a wide range of jewellery including the Society`s solid silver or gold crossbow brooch. Tel: 0121 236 2356.

German Business Translations -- Sheelagh Neuling, 25 Grand Avenue, Muswell Hill, LONDON N10 3BD
Tel (from UK):  0208 365 3778    (from overseas):  +44 208 365 3778       Email:  sheelagh.neuling@btconnect.com
For translations to or from other languages, please ask: even if we cannot assist you ourselves we can usually suggest someone who can.

Phil Veldhuis, Canadian Bee-keeper, son of Oriole and Art Veldhuis, is chair of the Manitoba Honey Co-operative and Chair of the St. Norbert Farmersí Market.
The controversy about additives in honey: http://www.statpub.com/open/85480.html
Phil has a Masterís Degree in Philosophy and teaches introductory Philosophy distance education for the University of Manitoba. He has also presented a course on Environmental Ethics.