Tag Archives: Family History

Nell and Georgie

When you’re looking into your family history something new always crops up. That’s what makes it so exciting and worthwhile. I really thought I was coming to the end of the Dinnis family, and then my lovely cousin turns up … Continue reading

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Christmas 1970s Style

Here are a couple of photographs I have from a family Christmas in 1970 or ’71. The first of our indoor colour photographs, we had just discovered the flash bulb! I am standing in my Christmas slippers, proudly displaying all … Continue reading

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Christmas 1960s Style

The Nativity Play One of the traditions of Christmas is the school Nativity play where everyone in the school takes part. Here is a photo that appeared in our local newspaper in 1968. Woodingdean Primary School’s nativity of that year, … Continue reading

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Mslexia blog – Taking a Second Look

For anyone interested my next Mslexia blog is here https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2013/12/taking-a-second-look/

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Christmas 1950s Style

Here is a photograph I have of my parents and their families taken at Christmas. It must be in the 1950s and it’s lovely to see everyone together around the table, looking so happy. In the photograph my parents are … Continue reading

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Your Family Tree Issue 137

My second article appeared in the January edition of this magazine. I wrote about tracking the Troopship my father had travelled on during World War 2. I made a few notes in my blogs here as I went on my journey of discovery which helped when … Continue reading

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Mslexia Womens Writing Magazine Dec-Feb 2013/14

My copy dropped through the letterbox this morning, and on turning to the page that introduces their guest bloggers I was really pleased to see myself! They got it a little wrong, as it says I’ll be researching my paternal … Continue reading

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The Royal Sussex Regiment

I had an amazing day yesterday, and thought I’d share it. Remembering back to my mother’s mysterious wooden box with the badge of the Royal Sussex Regiment engraved on the top and also knowing my father fought in the Royal Sussex … Continue reading

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Mums Mysterious Box

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Mum gave this box to me when I was young, telling me she felt it was important I had somewhere to keep my precious bits and pieces and I loved this box from the moment I saw it. It came with a story, … Continue reading

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My next Mslexia blog post is here

For all the people who asked me to let them know, it’s now here: https://www.mslexia.co.uk/blog/2013/11/digging-the-dirt/ Thanks for reading, commenting and following 🙂  

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