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Christmas memories

At the beginning of WW2 my mum Joyce was just 13 years old and her brother Colin was 15. They were a musical family, mum was a singer and her brother a talented pianist. As soon as he was able, Colin joined the Merchant Navy and travelled all over the world. It was...

Early Memories

One of my first memories was of my great grandma on my dad’s side. She lived with my gran and grandad and she used to look after me for a while, when my parents and grandparents were at work, before I started school. She used to always give me Shredded Wheat for...

Curiosity got the better of me

Going back to my roots. What led members of FTF to start tracing their ancestry.   I started researching my family history because my Mum had a half brother she had never met. From an old newspaper clipping she had she told me he served on the first Ark Royal aircraft...

The Poor and Indigent

July 2009Housing the Nation The Manorial Holdens My Childhood Home Grandad Built Our House The Poor and Indigent Poor Law Records make sad reading Almshouses Beerhouse Keepers The Family Craft A Very Special Cabinet The County Town of Lewes Probably everyone with an...