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Posts Tagged ‘family’

14 Oct 2010

Walcot and Rodbourne Swindon

Walcot and Rodbourne Swindon

Houses my mum grew up in around Swindon in the 50s and 60s. While we checked out the house at Walcot an initially suspicious neighbour, once reassured, told us that for young folk these days it's all about "murder and stabbings - still you don't 'ave to follow em do yer?" ...

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13 Oct 2010

Wiltshire aunts & uncles & cousins & nephews – first, second, once & twice removed

Wiltshire aunts & uncles & cousins & nephews – first, second, once & twice removed

Here's my mum's brother and sister, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, their kids and partners, their kids, my kids... ...

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12 Oct 2010

27 Swindon Road, Wroughton

27 Swindon Road, Wroughton

Keeping it all in the family. I lived in this house for a year or so before my family moved to Australia in 1982. When we left my wonderful Uncle Alan and Aunty June moved in and have been working on the house and gardens - which are incredible - ever since. From the late 1960s until they passed away my grandparents lived next door at number 29. Now my cousin Jane lives there with her partner Andrew and young lads Alistair and Michael. ...

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10 Oct 2010

The Flour Game

The Flour Game

I am writing this moments after it happened because it was so funny. Alan and June had a dinner party thing for Karen's birthday. There were 14 of us there, 6 kids and 8 adults. By the end of the evening all the kids and 4 adults had put their face in flour and grabbed a ring with their teeth. We were playing a game called "flour"...or something. You get a bowl and put lots of flour in it. Then you get a tray or something flat and put it on top of the bowl, pressing in all the flour. Next...

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03 Oct 2010

South Dalton, Yorkshire

South Dalton, Yorkshire

We stayed with my Uncle Robert and Aunty Judy in South Dalton, near Beverly in East Yorkshire. It's been 25 years since we last met . They live in a house that's in the grounds of Dalton Estate, home to the Hotham family's grand 18th century stately home. Think private woods teeming with pheasants, gamekeepers, topiary, a coachhouse, an enormous walled kitchen garden. A highlight for me was going though old photos and documents with Robert. Got to see lots of old pictures of my dad - wh...

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