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Wordless Wednesday – At The Gasworks

My grandfather, William Ernest Easter at work at the gas works in London – maybe Lotts Road, Battersea. Advertisements

Tombstone Tuesday – HMS Barham

My great-uncle, Charles Easter, Boy 1ST Class J33434 R.N., lost his life at the age of 17 in HMS Barham at the battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916. He was buried at sea. His brother was my paternal grandfather.

Tombstone Tuesday – Aldeburgh Lifeboat Disaster

Not exactly a tombstone, but a memorial to the brave men of the Aldeburgh lifeboat, who lost their lives in 1899. My first cousin three times removed was Allan Arthur Easter, known as Jack. He survived the capsizing of the lifeboat, but died from his injuries a few weeks later aged only 28. A contemporary … Continue reading

Wedding Wednesday – Christmas Day Nuptials

It always surprises me to see 25 December listed as the date of marriage – I’ve got half a dozen, and don’t have marriage details for a good many of the people in my trees. I’m assuming that it was one of the few days that workers could have time off. In my immediate tree: … Continue reading

Surname Saturday – Easter

The name Easter has nothing to do with the Christian festival, or the time of year. It means “of [from] the East”, and our branch of the family originated in Aldeburgh, on the East Suffolk coast. We have 160 Easters in our tree, the earliest being William Easter, born in 1675 in Stow cum Quy … Continue reading