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Welcome to my blog - good day to you all

Do come on in and take a walk into the past.

This is a record of family and places from my family tree. Researching my family tree is an ongoing project with lots of brick walls to knock down.

Names included in my family tree are: Allsop(p), Boyes, Crooks, Dobson, Richmond, Wood.

I hope that maybe someone out there is researching the same tree as myself and that we can be of help to each other - so if you recognise anyone/anything please get in touch it would be great to hear from you.

Do also take a look at my others blogs, thanks.


Click on the photo to go to the St. Hilda Ellerburn website to see the memorial to some of the Dobson family and other photos

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

My great grandfather James Allsop's headstone in the churchyard at Kirby Knowle

These are photos of my paternal great grandfather's headstone in the tranquil countryside of North Yorkshire, Kirby Knowle to be exact.

My favourite tree is the Monkey Puzzle tree and his grave is very near to one of those - coincidence? not sure because I also remember going to my maternal great grandparents' and grandparents' grave in Gateshead and passing a monkey puzzle tree there too.

The 2nd photo shows my son at his great great grandfather's grave, and the 3rd photo is my sister and me at our great grandfather's grave.

The other photos show you the headstone before and after cleaning and grass cutting.

RIP great grandad xxx

Thursday, 9 July 2009

My grandparents

This is a photo of my maternal grandparents, it looks like they are off to a wedding so I think it was taken in 1937 when one of my grandmother's sisters married my paternal grandfather (it was his 2nd marriage).

Believe it was taken at Ravensworth Terrace, Gateshead.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Bobbin lacemaking

If you're into craft, take a look at my other Blog - 'Blogging my Life etc' which shows some of my bobbin lace work.


Thursday, 2 July 2009

This is a photo of my mam's cousin 'Harry', his proper name being Thomas Henry and his bride Jennie, on their wedding day back in 1958, presumably in Gateshead.

My mam and grandad

Here's that photo of my mam in her very high-waisted wide legged trousers. She's with her dad in the front garden of the last house they lived at in Gateshead.

Those trousers would do Simon Cowell proud.

Photo would have been taken some time after 1939 as that is when they moved into that house.