This door is in a photograph of my great-aunt Rose when she celebrated her 90th birthday on the 7th of November 1985. Here is the full picture: Rose is on the left, sitting next to her friend. Nancy Dora … Continue reading
Opening today’s door we find Olive Cleeve in August 1964. Olive lived in Dummer, Basingstoke and was the sister of my grandmother, Annie Dinnis. She was a very quiet, gentle lady and I only knew her through letters and cards … Continue reading
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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
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
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
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
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