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Sepia Saturday – Coronation Party Baby

2012 is the year of the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, and there have been celebrations around the country. Our street party was rained on, and eventually we had to retire to the church hall for our food and entertainment, but a good time was had by all. This photo is of our Coronation … Continue reading

Workday Wednesday – William Ernest Easter at Wimbledon gas works

My paternal grandfather, William Ernest Easter, worked at the gas works in Wimbledon in London. Here he is, ready with his spanner. I’m not sure what date this is, but he’s probably about 25 or 30, which would make it  about 1913 or so. My father remembers one of his first jobs on leaving school was … Continue reading

Sepia Saturday – Not Quite Tennis

Not exactly tennis, but this is my paternal grandfather (front left), with his darts team. I don’t know the date, but he was born in 1893, so this is probably about 1913. He was born in Camberwell Road, Peckham in London, and married in Wimbledon so the connection isn’t so tenuous!  After his marriage he … Continue reading

Mystery Monday – William Easter’s parents

A brick wall that has remained for years is the identity of the parents of my 6x great-grandfather, William Easter. According to information I’ve inherited, he was born in 1675, in Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire. However his baptism isn’t in the parish records for Stow, so he must have been born elsewhere. There  is a possibility that … Continue reading

Using Family History Society records

The earliest Easters we’ve found lived in Stow-cum-Quy in Cambridgeshire. Several years ago my father bought a copy of the Stow-cum-Quy parish registers on microfiche from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society. As he’s never had a microfiche reader they’ve been lying in a file. I finally got round to viewing them today in the public … Continue reading