About Me

I am a Collector of Old Photos, and love finding treasures at Fairs, Fleamarkets & Car Boot sales and online during the last year.
I love Family History, researching my own family and the families of old photos I find, wonderful to share them with everyone and often I have been lucky to be able to return them back to their families, such a joy.

I enjoy taking lots of photos of the Birds & Wildlife in our garden in Beaminster, Dorset.

This is our Border collie called Skye

When we are out and about for the day or on holiday we love to wander around Churches and Churchyards, such beautiful treasures to be found & they are so full of history & memories. If you too like Churches please take a look at my Instagram account churchwaffles

This is me below among the tulips at Forde Abbey.

Hope you enjoy reading my Blogs and looking through my old photos collection. I share a different one every day on Twitter and Instagram. Lynn x

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  1. Hi Lynn
    I have an old wall, clock possible a station clock that says Crump, Brighton, on it. I was trying to find out some information about it.
    It was my husbands grandfathers. It’s a bit battered but much loved, maybe you know something about it or where it was made? It’s being repaired at the moment and it’s brought some questions.
    Many Thanks
    Kate

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    • Hi Kate
      Everything I know is in the Blog, but I’m sure with the Family History information about them you most probably would be able to find out lots more. Good luck, Kind Regards Lynn

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  2. Hi Lynn,

    Whilst researching our family tree came across a Hymn composed by Edward Sharpe Craston, music professor and organist, dedicated to Alice Countess Bective.

    Our line of the Craston family came from Kirkby Lonsdale and were involved with parish work (4 gens of Parish Clerks) there in the late 1700s and 1800s. Edward’s father William born 1830 in KL moved to Liverpool. A carpenter and organ builder.

    Apparently Earl Bective of Underley was known to sometimes have non compliant parishioners stand outside the Hall in poor weather whilst he watched through a window from inside by a roaring fire…he did however invest much in Kirkby Lonsdale.

    The othe prominent families of the town were Carus-Wilson of Casterton Hall. A family of clergy and polititians. And Bickersteth, notebly Henry, 1st Lord Langdale, Master of the Rolls.

    link to hymn book.

    https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/Anthems_published_by_the_Society_for_Pro/QfARiZ6OlvcC?q=&gbpv=1#f=false

    Genaeology bug has taken me over.

    Best Wishes in these odd times

    Simon Walsh

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