Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

I haven't done a great deal of research into the Jowett side of my family up to yet, other than a basic gathering of names from the Census and a handful of certificates. Browsing in the Nottinghamshire Archives some time ago I came across a memorial inscription in Basford cemetery, Nottingham for my 2x Great-grandparents Edmund … Continue reading Mystery Monday – The Jowetts in Basford Cemetery

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

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

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

Travel Tuesday – Francis/Frank Jowett

I can remember my Grandmother telling me about her Uncle Frank emigrating to Canada when she was quite young.  He worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway for many years, a fact she was very proud of.I noticed recently that both Ancestry and Find My Past have very detailed ships' passenger lists available so I thought … Continue reading Travel Tuesday – Francis/Frank Jowett

Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Makers

If you have traced your ancestors back to Nottingham in the census years of 1841 to 1911, it is highly likely that you will have come across lace making as an occupation.My three main lace making families are the Oldhams, who worked in Calais during the 1860s as well as Nottingham, the Jowetts and the … Continue reading Workday Wednesday – Nottingham Lace Makers

Tuesday Tip – Looking again… and again…..

Visiting Nottingham Archives for the first time in a while over the summer, I realised they'd moved the shelves around.  The microfiche indexes, which I had gone in to look at, had moved round the corner to a different shelf; in their place I came across a transcript of memorial inscriptions for Basford cemetery, completed … Continue reading Tuesday Tip – Looking again… and again…..

Amanuensis Monday – Royal Flying Corps

In 1918 my Great-Grandfather Charles Harold Jowett joined the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and was sent out to Italy from his home in Nottingham.He kept a diary during this time which I'm lucky enough to have, so I thought I'd share a few extracts;Jan 28 1918Called out for draft at Aldershot, received pay (30s) & … Continue reading Amanuensis Monday – Royal Flying Corps