Category Archives: Dummer

A Door From Down South

Here is the Advent Calendar door for today. The home of my great-grandmother, Agnes Maffey (Cleeve) and one of her daughters, Olive Cleeve who we met at her front door a couple of days ago. This house is in Dummer, … Continue reading

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Occupations – Granddad was a Fishmonger

Joseph Taylor Dinnis was a fishmonger, you can see him in the photograph above, the signs proudly displaying his name. He did the writing himself, and this was the only photo I had of my grandfather when I began my … Continue reading

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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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Home

For Writing 101 Day Three we are asked to use a one word prompt to inspire a post. I chose the prompt ‘Home’. As I research and write my blog I am always fascinated to see where my family lived … 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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Edith Cleeve – her later years

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Edith’s husband, Ernest John Doswell died in June 1948, seven years after the death of their daughter, Dora. Dora’s husband, Frederick Ashbolt died in 1953. This left many years for Edith, alone. She lived until 1974. In Edith’s later years … Continue reading

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Dora Ashbolt – her later years

As we read in the previous post Dora Doswell married Frederick Ashbolt in 1932. She was 24 years old, and the couple had a few happy years together before Dora sadly died in 1941, aged 32. This was obviously a very … Continue reading

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Dora Doswell gets married

It’s been a while since I was last here … computer problems, sigh. So to refresh our memories, the last we heard of Edith Cleeve was in 1925, when we looked at some photographs with her daughter, Dora. Continuing on … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve has a daughter

Edith and Ernest Doswell had been married for 1 year when their only child was born in 1908. Her name was Edith Dora Doswell, but she was known as Dora to avoid confusion with her mother. The first England Census … Continue reading

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Edith Cleeve Gets Married

In 1907, when she was 21 Edith married Ernest John Doswell. There aren’t many details of this great day, just that it was registered in the District of Basingstoke. This is where Ernest was born, currently lived and would eventually … Continue reading

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