Discovering Heritage

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Last updated on Oct 31, 2020

Discovering lost and forgotten stories



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"Unlock the door to discovery for someone special this Christmas when you gift a House History Commission. PLUS you will receive a free Christmas Tree House decoration to hang on your tree on Christmas morning!"
"Let someone special know their house history is on it's way with one of our cute front door gift cards! The cards come in button and string envelopes and make a pretty parcel to open on Christmas morning!"
"We have new bundles of house love for Christmas! Save over £80 with this House Portrait bundle!"
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About Littlehistoriesshop

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On Etsy since 2020
Video summary: This little video gives an idea of the amount and type of researched content in our House History Packs.

Journeys into the past that allow you to share and re-tell stories into the future.

The best ideas come from a chat over a mug of coffee in the local coffee shop, and I was no different. The seeds to set up a business researching heritage were sown in 2018 on Gosforth High Street in Newcastle when two friends started to talk about retiring and how much they disliked the idea!

My self and my school friend began by setting up a Facebook page and website blog researching local history. Our page quickly progressed to researching the history of houses and also family histories.

Very shortly after this, my daughter joined us, adding her graphic design and illustration skills to the heritage mix.

We started to develop aspects of our research work into saleable products, and in September 2020, we opened our Etsy shop.

Our products are inspired by the discoveries we have made about the lives of "ordinary" people living in "ordinary" houses, which have uncovered extraordinary and personal stories.

Shop members

  • Fiona Malkin


    Sharing and re-telling stories is one of our oldest and most valued traditions. We hope our Littlehistoriesshop products will take you on a journey into the past and allow you to share into the future.

  • Wendy Malkin

    Designer, Maker

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  • Designs By W M

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Wendy Malkin @Designsbywm (instagram) Wendy designs all our house, and venue portraits, she formats and illustrates our Folios and Packs.

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Last updated on Apr 28, 2021
Frequently asked questions
How long does your research take?

Research time varies for each item. We will always make every effort to complete within the estimated timeframe but this is not always possible.

Can you guarantee to find information about my house?

We like to know that we can offer value for money on all our products so although we can not offer guarantees we do offer a free assessment on all commissions before purchase. This allows us to to be confident in our offer of producing a quality product whilst allowing our clients to be confident in our service.

My house was part of a manor is it still possible to find out about the history?

We love researching older properties! This requires access to various manorial records. The manorial system is not straight forward and differs from region to region. For this reason we would recommend the Chapter and Verse House History pack for properties that fall into the manorial system.

My House is an old Farmhouse can you still research its history?

If your house is a farmhouse or was subsequently built on farm land we can still complete a House History this will require more specialised research and we would recommend our Chapter and Verse House History pack for houses with this situation. We would also recommend this pack for rural properties.

Will you be able to trace my house through the war years

Unfortunately many records did not survive through the war years, there was no census in 1942 because of the war. We will always try but information is often sketchy and sometimes non existent.

Can you find out any details about the people who lived in my house?

Yes! we can usually include a detailed table of all the residents and their occupations.

What are you Terms and Conditions?

Terms and Conditions

​Research Terms

The cost of the Research Service commission, House History or Family Folio commission includes time for the research, analysis and reporting of information by Discovering Heritage on behalf of the client. In some cases it may be necessary for Discovering Heritage to order birth, marriage or death certificates in order to progress with the client’s research. The cost of certificates is not covered in the Research Service commission, House History or Family Folio commission or in the Research Service hourly rate. If it is necessary to order any certificates, clients will be informed in advance and can decide how to proceed.

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