Category Archives: Mum and Dad

Dad in the army

These photos must have been taken in 1943-44. The single stripe is for the rank of lance corporal. By the end of the War, he made staff sergeant and was offered a commission to stay on, which he declined. What … Continue reading

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Mum’s rattle

One of the things that Mum has kept for years is this rattle. Thanks to the Internet, I discovered that it was made in Birmingham in 1921 by the firm of Crisford and Norris. The handle is mother of pearl … Continue reading

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Drawing and photo of Crystal Palace

I added a drawing and photo of the Crystal Palace to this earlier post.

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Courting days

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Greenacres

This is the best time of year to see Mum’s garden in its full glory. Despite her age, she works very hard to make it look beautiful in the summer. We also had a lovely sunny day. The weather has … Continue reading

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Mum and “the girls”

I believe these are the girls Mum worked with at the time of her marriage. I have been trying to decide if there is a barrage balloon in the sky behind Mum. And this is the telegram the girls sent … Continue reading

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Some early photos of Mum

“You must have been a beautiful baby, ‘cos baby look at you now!” I can hear her now singing that song. In the school nativity play (the angel kneeling on the left) The 20s look for a 20s girl. Not … Continue reading

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