1940s, Bucknall, Helen Magee, Jowett, New Jersey, penfriends, USA, vintage

Friday’s Faces From The Past

I kept in touch with my Great-Aunt Joy in Australia for many years via airmail. She also had penfriends in many different countries that she'd been corresponding with for many years. I've found quite a few photos of them in her albums so I thought I'd share a few via this blog. I have no… Continue reading Friday’s Faces From The Past

1940s, Bucknall, Pyne, vintage

Wordless Wednesday – Joy’s 21st Birthday 21st June 1942

  Today would have been my Great-Aunt Joy's 96th birthday so I thought I'd share some photos from her 21st birthday in 1942.

1930s, Bucknall, Pyne, Skegness, Lincolnshire, vintage

Wordless Wednesday – Vintage Holiday

From Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums -  a family holiday in Skegness, Lincolnshire, England 1936.

Bournemouth, Bucknall, Cairo, Cyprus, East Africa, Grice, Pyne, Rench, Royal Observer Corps, Slade, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – People

A few more people from Great-Aunt Joy's photo albums. I'd be very grateful for any information on the people in these photos as I am only able to identify a few of them myself.   Eric ? East Africa 1943 Frank ? Cairo 1942 George ? 1943   George ? and Frank ? Cyprus 1944… Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – People

Bucknall, Jowett, Lulworth, Tatham, Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Albums.

Another handful of photos from Great Aunt Joy's albums. These date from around 1938-1939.   Baby Joy & Chummy Derek (aged 6) & Margaret (aged 4)   Bubbles at Lulworth Cove 1939 Two Joys at Lulworth Little Moira Holland aged 2   Margaret & Mrs Tatham

Australia, Bucknall, Jowett, Nottingham lace, Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday

I'm very thankful for a large parcel that arrived one day last week. I've posted before about my Great Aunt Joy who emigrated to Australia - she gave me a Nottingham lace bedspread some years ago, which was designed by her Grandfather William Bucknall. Sadly Auntie Joy passed away in July last year at the… Continue reading Thankful Thursday

Bucknall, Flersheim, Jowett, Lace Market, Lenton, Nottingham lace, Workday Wednesday

Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Part II

Following on from my last post which mentioned my heirloom Nottingham lace bedspread, I have managed to find out a little more about William Bucknall, the man who designed it. The son of William Bucknall and Henrietta Litchfield, William Jnr was born in Radford, Nottingham in 1861. Both his father William Snr and his paternal… Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Part II