Monthly Archives: March 2013
This is my grandmother, Lavinia, outside the shoeshop that my grandfather, Arthur, managed in Maidstone, Kent. She met him here and they’d clearly worked for a while together before they were married in 1921. It shows the name ‘Morton’s’ and … Continue reading
Grandad sometime between 1914 and 1918… he was in the Machine Gun Corps and reached Sgt Major.
According to my dad his father was in the Machine Gun Corps and eventually attained the rank of Sgt. Major. In my dad’s words, ” they were to the fore in major actions, or bearing the brunt of spirited offensives … Continue reading
I love the way I can look at the census returns and see my forbears, the way in which I can search for and download my father’s ex-POW Questionnaire after WWII, (from National Archives) that old Wills are available to me … Continue reading
I’m still reeling a little from having a book up there on Amazon… and I didn’t even write it… although I acted as midwife in many ways. There’s so much to do and think about once it’s ‘up there’! Making … Continue reading
Their marriage was on 1January… a small affair, I gather. I’d like to say that their marriage was happy… well it was in parts but it was also a rather volatile relationship in some ways.