Saturday, 10 September 2011

Ancestral Memories

My Father's Family

I love this old photo.. It was taken about 1910 in  Bacup, Lancashire in the North of Edwardian England. My Grandmother, Gladys, is the little blond girl in the centre.  To the right of her, is her older sister Bella, and to the left, her little sister Ida, my Grand Aunts. My Great Grandmother and Great Grandfather Simpson are with them. They  have all passed from this world now, this is the only photograph of them all together as a family. We have a restored version, but this original and ageing photograph, now over 100 years old, is just wonderful. My Grandmother's family were descended from Danish immigrants who lived and worked in the textile industry in Lancashire.

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