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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

Wordless Wednesday – At The Gasworks

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

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.