With Pride and Love We Remember ❤️🌹

Pride and Love. This time of year, around Remembrance Day evokes many emotions in people all around the world, especially this years anniversary of the end of WW1……………..

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…

The Illustrated LONDON News 1945. Part 2.

As promised here is the second blog showing The Illustrated LONDON News dated October 6th 1945 October 6th 1945 This copper cylinder shown above, was placed in a block of stone forming part of the huge overflow shafts at the new Ladybower Reservoir in the Derwent Valley on September 25th. Above…….Hongkong, Singapore and elsewear, after…

The Illustrated LONDON News 1945.Part 1.

Another find to share with you all….I came across two of the Illustrated London News at a Car Boot sale, I was quite excited to see that they were both dated 1945, £1 each, said the chap, I thought that was definitely a bargain !They haven’t disappointed, they have some super pictures and articles, obviously…

Imber Lost Village, Wiltshire

St Giles Church, Imber  On Wednesday the 1st January 2014, on our way home from a few days away in the Motorhome at Devizes, we made our first visit ever to the Lost Village of Imber, on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.This village is open for a few days every year and we just never seem to…

War Animals in Memory

In Memory of the large and small Animals that played their part in our War History. From the Elephants & Horses to the Slugs & Glowworms, they have all played their part in helping to save Human lives. HorsesAt the start of the War, WW1 the British Army owned about 25,000 Horses, but they recruited…

Lt Cdr Charles Gordon Victor Davies M.B.E.

A few weeks ago I came across a few old letters and bills among a box of allsorts under a stall at the Car Boot, some were still in their envelopes, majority being addressed to a Gordon Davies Esq, Highlands, Horsell Park, Woking, Surrey, postmarked 1946 to 53 , when I got them home I…

Arthur Larcombe and Chardstock

This is just a brief update about Arthur Larcombe. We had a couple of weeks away touring round Devon and Cornwall and on the way back we stopped off at Chardstock in Devon, where Arthurs family came from. What a wonderful village it looks The pub looked very inviting, The George Inn dates to the…

Alice and Arthur Larcombe’s Story

This is the continuing story about Alice and Arthur (click on photographs to enlarge) Alice, one of my Dads sisters who was born in 1905 in Pasley Road, Newington, London. The seventh child of Kate and Daniel, she was just over two years younger than my Dad, and they were always very close. When she…