Category Archives: Family

A Silhouette from Nearly 200 Years Ago

I posted back in 2012 about a trip my GGG Grandfather, Tom Jones, took with his friend Jim Welfair to London (described here). This was before 1841 when he married. During this trip he had a silhouette done which my … Continue reading

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Ernest Alexander Jones – 1868 – 1946

In my previous post I had the obituary of Frederick Thomas Jones who died young. He was succeeded as headmaster of East Hoathly school by his brother Ernest Jones (my Great Grandfather). He was to be headmaster for 34 years, … Continue reading

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Memory of Choir Master Enshrined in Music – Obituary 1969

(This is the obituary for my grandfather he died relatively young at the age of 57, when  I was 4, so I have very vague recollections of him. He died just over two years after my Aunt (his daughter), Uncle and … Continue reading

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Tom and Hilda’s Wedding Photo – 1928

This picture is of my great Uncle Tom’s wedding to Hilda Rose Hobbs on the 15 August 1928. It’s a good one because it has my Grandfather Frederick William Jones, Great Grandfather Earnest Alexander Jones, and Great Great Grandfather Frederick … Continue reading

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Thomas “Niffer” Jones – Obituary

(I remember my uncle Tom well and still have many stamps he gave me. As children, we were fascinated by his false left arm lost through cancer, too young to realise how seriously ill he was. He died in 1976. … Continue reading

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Postcards

I have a quite a few postcards from from various family members from the early 1920s to the 1960s. I thought it would be quite interesting to scan them and transcribe them (if I can decipher them) and publish them … Continue reading

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The Language of Gretchen

The Language of Gretchen.

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