The memorial to Frederick Richard & William Allen in York

A York Memorial….

We recently visited a Van Gogh exhibition, held in a deconsecrated church – York St Mary’s on Castlegate in York. The exhibition was wonderful, but being a family historian I couldn’t help but notice the handful of memorials still visible on the walls. This one piqued my interest so I thought I’d see what I could find out about the family In Remembrance of Frederick … Continue reading A York Memorial….

Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Youngest Friends …

There’s a few photos of this lovely little girl in Great Aunt Joy’s albums. From what I can find, I think she was born Joyce J Wood in Dorset in the first quarter of 1937. I’ve found a possible marriage for her, to James A Wescott in the third quarter of 1955. Most likely Moira and Sylvia Holland. I haven’t been able to find their … Continue reading Wordless Wednesday – Great Aunt Joy’s Youngest Friends …

A Sad Loss in the Richardson Family

My grandfather, Fred Richardson was an only child. When I was younger I heard mention that his parents, Ernest and Alice, had had other children who died early or were stillborn.  I wanted to find out if there was any truth in this, but there are sooo many Richardson babies born in Nottingham between Ernest and Alice’s wedding in 1909 and her death in 1927. … Continue reading A Sad Loss in the Richardson Family