Ancestors Tours (returning home)

Bespoke family history tours


Around the world, the people of East Anglia have been settling and making new beginnings.

To the USA, travelled the ancestors of the Paines, Pettus, Shelton’s and Lincolns to states like Virginia. Later they were followed by many ‘War Brides’, who settled in the States after the ‘Friendly Invasion’ of East Anglia by the service personnel of the US forces from 1942 to the present day.

Add to this some of the 4000 convicts sent to Australia, many never to return, the 10 pounds POMS. Then with our close links to Europe and the influence of the spice trade, we find East Anglian families as far afield as India and South Africa.


Why Cheryl Cades Tours?

Shelton family

Cheryl Cade’s Tours specialises in creating bespoke tours to explore your ancestral home.

With their local knowledge and love of historical research, they enable you to access the East Anglia your family would have known.

But it does not stop there

Working in collaboration with small independent businesses, history groups and small heritage sites, we can immerse you in the region via the food and drink or the largest collection of medieval churches in the UK.

Check out our Collaboration page to get a taste of some of the great businesses we work with.

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Shelton family

Example Tour


Based on a Pettus Family Tour

  • 10 am Collection from your hotel
  • A short tour of Norwich including Elm Hill and other areas of Norwich related to the family
  • Coffee at The Assembly Rooms (family portraits)
  • Travel to Rackheath Church via the family hall
  • Light local lunch
  • Short tour of Rackheath
  • Travel to Caistor St Edmunds church and Roman site
  • Visit Caistor Hall for afternoon tea
  • Return to hotel

The above is an example tour, with timings to allow for your enjoyment and pace

Costs from £150 pp

(min 4 people)


Whats so special about East Anglia?


Rolling hills, open vistas, the home of Nelson and Constable.

Combine this with nationally recognised places of interest, including Duxford, Sandringham, Holkham and The Broads (a National Park of interlocked waterways). A rich coastline of cliffs and wetlands, that are home to some of the most diverse natural habitats in the UK

East Anglia has something for everyone