Category Archives: genealogy

Margaret Kit Williams 1929-1982

My mother, Margaret,¬† was born on the 6th June, 1929. She would have been 84 today and as proud a great-grandmother as I am a grandfather to Florence. I always remember her birthday as it was the same day as … Continue reading

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Per ardua ad astra…

..through adversity to the stars. This is the motto of the Royal Air Force. Today sees the opening of a long overdue war memorial in London. The Bomber Command memorial was officially opened in Green Park by the Queen. Of … Continue reading

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We are all Welsh now…

…..or at least until lunchtime tomorrow. Because the Welsh are the United Kingdom’s last survivors in the Rugby World Cup and face an older enemy, The French, in the semi-final. To be honest I am as ambivalent about the principality … Continue reading

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At home with the Nouveau Riche.

The last Bank Holiday of the spring and the weather is looking none too promising. Cool with showers and the possibility of some late sunny intervals is the best we can expect. Recalling past spring bank holidays stuck in a … Continue reading

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Whitsun barley sugars on the road to Kernow

Whitsun is almost upon us ( seven weeks after Easter) and my thoughts turn to childhood holidays in the Sixties. Holidays that featured a United final or two , the FA cup in 1963 and another one in 1968, at … Continue reading

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Another roll up for another week that featured..

..the 50th anniversary of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin. Something I remember well as a primary school kid, how much more was achieved in the next 10 years but then it has seemed to slow down as other … Continue reading

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Happy 32nd Birthday

My eldest son is 32 today. He will no doubt celebrate in Melbourne with a good steak and a glass of good Australian red. Wishing him many happy returns¬† led me to think about other family members at 32. For … Continue reading

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