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In 2020, we moved to a new website. Below is a list of testimonials received on the old website between 2011-2020:

"Sarah Markham's original book on John Loveday was a tremendous resource; the fuller transcripts have already helped to clear up two historical mysteries. Her descendants are to be applauded for making these available and so enrich our knowledge further."

Michael Cousins, 5 September 2018

"An extraordinary and really useful resource for historians. Thanks for making it available in this way."

Christine Battersby, 10 February 2018

"Fascinating website and really helpful answers when I made contact. Keep up the good work and thank you!"

Catherine Beale, 20 March 2017

"What an amazing antiquarian resource, and grateful thanks for making it so readily available."

Paul Cockerham, 2 January 2017

"John Loveday sounds like a wonderful person and it is great to see that he really appears to have had a positive experience from his journeys to Ireland."

Dr Amy Harris, 11 March 2016

"A very useful source covering a wide selection of country houses Loveday visited."

Dom Ingram, 4 March 2016

"Hello to all, the contents existing at this site are in fact remarkable for people knowledge, well, keep up the nice work fellows."

Johne49, 8 September 2015

"John Loveday's tours are remarkable historic gems. Thank you for so generously allowing them to be shared by others."

Susan Cooper, 16 October 2014

"Sarah Markham must have been a very remarkable and dedicated lady, to produce such a valuable and important archive. Thank you John for sharing this, through the medium of this excellent website."

Graham Todd, 12 March 2013

"What a wonderful idea to produce such a useful website and to build on Sarah Markham's splendid work in this way!"

Malcolm Baker, 4 January 2013

"A very valuable account that provides lots of new insights into familiar buildings."

John Goodall, 6 November 2012

"What an extraordinary archive, and what a magnificent achievement in making it available to a wider audience: congratulations."

David Horovitz, 12 December 2011

"Many congratulations on producing such an excellent website and making your mother's wonderful work on the John Loveday tours so easily available. I hope to publicise the site through Banbury and other Oxfordshire historical bodies."

Jeremy Gibson, 3 October 2011

"This is a marvellous record, and a beautifully produced website.This record of one aspect of the historical culture of our country deserves a wide recognition."

Thomas Lowry, 26 August 2011

"This is a wonderful achievement. Your mother will be so happy to see her work brought to fruition."

Antony Cox, 24 May 2011

John Loveday, aged 11,

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