Julian Strode, an Articled Clerk and Articles of Clerkship

Just back from a good ten days away, wandering along the south coast in Motorhome, and found rather a lot of fantastic ‪#OldPhotos‬ from various sources, Ford Car boot, fleamarkets and various antique arcades with kind sellers who let me buy odd pics from their job lots, for great prices, plus even one Victorian Album…

World War 1 Letters to a Mate from Bert….Part 4

This is the last Part of Berts Letters, if you haven’t read Parts 1,2 & 3 yet, please scroll down as they are in Date order. I have tried to find out more about Bert, but all I have is confirmation from the Medal index that his real name is Alfred Gibbs No 13179, I…

World War 1 letters to a Mate from Bert…Part 3

This is Part 3 of Bert’s Letters to Dan, if you haven’t read Part 1 & 2 yet, please scroll down and read these first as I have put all in Date order… In the 2nd letter here I noticed ‘Bert’ had put from ALF previous to this I always assumed that A.Gibbs was Albert…

World War 1 Letters to a Mate from Bert..Part 2

Here are four more Letters from Bert…if you haven’t read Part 1 yet please scroll down and read these first as I have put them all in date order…………. This is who the letters were sent to, my Uncle Dan, chap on the right with his Donkey and Cart  10/7/1916 Pte A Gibbs B Coy13179…

World War ! Letters to a Mate from Bert.. Part 1

I thought that I would write a different kind of Blog for this special week of remembrance, and share with you some special letters that I have made copies of, thanks to my Aunt. They were written to my Dads elder brother Daniel, who was born in July 1897, Clapham by his Mate ‘Bert’ who…

ALICE JORDAN 1859-1895

My aim for this year for my Family Tree is to do a round up of the facts of each of the people I have so far listed on it,  starting with the main families first and this is my first subject. ALICE, she is the eldest of eleven children one of which was my…