My beacon

100 years ago tonight,George Pearce, my grandad, was born in Sheffield. We named our boy Malachy George in his honour. I’ve sat comforting Malachy whilst the nation celebrates the events that took place 300 years before the birth of his great-grandad George.

I only hope that the man who was born on the 300th anniversary of the gunpowder plot would have been proud of his MP grandson.