Category Archives: Grace Cleeve

I’ve Seen the Light

It has to be said that there are some very clever people out there in Blogland. One of these is Michael A. Rios and you can find him here: http://michaelriosphotos.wix.com/one-pager-portfolio Michael works magic with old photographs, breathing new life into … Continue reading

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The Fear of Grand Aunt Grace

Before I began looking into my family tree I only had my personal memories of my family. My father had four aunts, sisters of his mothers. I never met them, but they sent me cards and postal orders (remember them?) … Continue reading

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The Fashion for Hats in 1931

I find I have suddenly become quite obsessed by hats as I look through some photographs of my grandmother and her sisters. I only knew Nannie (Annie Cleeve) in her later years, so ‘fashion’ wasn’t a word I associated with … Continue reading

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Summer 1931

84 years ago, and the summer of 1931 saw three of the Cleeve sisters in Brighton. It’s so nice seeing them in the place I have lived all my life. Brighton looks so … empty!  I’ve never seen it so … Continue reading

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Queenie and Doll

When searching on line for family descendants it is very easy to give up too soon.  So I thought I would encourage you, and tell you to persist and to enjoy the journey of finding someone. The advice always given … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Selfies

These days if you’re on social media it can’t have escaped your notice that a lot of photographs look the same, head and shoulders shot taken from the same angle, people wearing the same style of clothes with similar hairstyles. … Continue reading

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My ancestors in the news – Grace Cleeve

My grand-aunt, Grace Cleeve was once involved in an accident which became the subject of a newspaper article. It sounds serious but I never remember hearing about it from my father or his family. I believe she fully recovered from … Continue reading

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Daughters of Dummer

As this is my first post since before Christmas I would like to begin by wishing everyone a very, very Happy New Year and I hope 2014 will be a peaceful, fulfilling and gentle year and that it will bring you all … Continue reading

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Coming soon …

January 2014 In the New Year I shall invite you to meet my paternal grandmother, Annie Cleeve and her sisters. Here they are: I will look at them as individuals, as well as at their family life growing up in Dummer, Hampshire. I … Continue reading

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A to Z Blogging Challenge for April 2013

Day 1 – The Letter A Today the A to Z blogging challenge begins. The challenge asks participants to write 26 posts throughout the month of April, with Sundays off for good behaviour. Today starts with the letter A and … Continue reading

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