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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, 16 January 2010

Especially for Kitten on my birthday.

Now, I know Kitten has looked at my old school photos cos Gingeyginge told me she had. I did ask them to let me know which kids she picked out as me to see if she was correct but as yet I haven't had a reply. So - because it's my birthday today I am going to publish the next photo especially for them to see what they think of me when I became a teenager.

Here goes folks:

Me in 1969 at 13 years of age, in my school uniform, cardigan knitted by my Mam as usual.

Have I changed much? - lol.

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Local views 11 January 2010

The only bits of water that aren't frozen at the moment are in the lock and at the exit of the lock!!!!

There's actually a barge on the canal at the moment which someone must be living on because they were stoking up when I took the photo below, you can just see the smoke on the left of the photo:

Sunday, 10 January 2010

The White Horse on the hilside at Kilburn, North Yorkshire, England.

Unfortunately when we visited Kilburn it was a bit of a dreary wet day and the poor horse on the hillside was in definite need of repair.  Perhaps they were preparing to remake it.

I wonder if they've tidied him up again yet!  Must go back again and take a look sometime.

Monday, 4 January 2010

Christmas decorations removed.

Just checked in to remove all the Christmas decorations as they must be down by Twelfth Night otherwise it is unlucky - (if you're superstitious).

I think I've taken every one down, just got to put them all back in their boxes until next time - if you spot any I've left hanging around do let me know.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Some views of Bewdley and Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire, England from 2008

If you recall, 2008 was a very wet year. Here are some photos of my local area when the Severn burst its banks.

When we have a lot of rain the Severn often bursts its banks and the river comes right over the crazy golf and putting green onto the play area as you can see.

The Severn is up over the car park at this side of the river.

This is the bridge at Bewdley with the River Severn flowing extremely fast.  After flowing through Bewdley the river passes through Stourport.

This is the view from the other side of the bridge at Bewdley.  The houses on this photo used to be flooded every time the Severn rose above the banks until the brilliant idea of the flood barrier was introduced.  The flood barrier can be seen to the left of the black railings.  When there is a warning of flooding they erect the uprights then the metal girders are slotted into place, depending on how high they expect the river to be determines how many of these need to be slotted in.  They are each about 6" deep, on the photo about 5 have been slotted in but more can be added as the river rises.  This barrier is a godsend to the people living in the houses by the river because in the past they had to move their furniture upstairs to avoid damage and because of the flooding it was extremely difficult for them to acquire house insurance.