Category Archives: Tom and Ethel (Tom Bladon and Ethel Lockyer Morris)

Uncle Harry and World War II

Uncle Harry was one of the strongest influences in my childhood. He was actually my great uncle (Tom’s brother and Mum’s uncle). He was born on 24 October 1905 and died onĀ  16 November 1991. Harry was quietly spoken and … Continue reading

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Uncle Will

As I had hoped, posting old family photos on the blog has yielded some fruit. I was contacted by a distant relative who has a lot of information about the Lockyers. Ethel’s mother Emma was born a Lockyer (in 1861), … Continue reading

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Flowers and Views of the Holy Land

Tom brought back several items he acquired on his travels during WWI. One was a small book containing illustrations and pressed flowers from places in Palestine. Presumably it was a gift for Ethel. The book, with back and front covers … Continue reading

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Petticoat Lane Market

When I was small, Tom used to take me on quite a few outings. One place that was always exciting to visit was Petticoat Lane market, across the river in the East End. “More than a thousand stalls spread over … Continue reading

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Ethel’s relatives

Ethel kept these portraits in a separate album. We have only identified a few of the people. Hopefully, in the future we will be able to discover which ones belonged to other branches of the family besides Morris and Lockyer. … Continue reading

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More photos of Tom and Ethel

Mum thinks this photo was taken after Ethel’s sister died and the baby is Ethel’s niece, Joan. It would be around 1920. Ethel is definitely in mourning in this one but not sure for whom. She looks younger and the … Continue reading

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Another day in London

I spent another day in London on Saturday with another old schoolfriend, Mike, who also fitted into the “barrow boy” category. We went to see the old school building and took some photos. This is the corner of Tooley St … Continue reading

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