I had an amazing day! We picked up the hire car in Wimbledon & drove to Swindon where my father’s family lived & met my cousin Wendy & her husband Frank for the first time. They are lovely people & we hit it off . Wendy has so many family photos, so many documents & so many stories. We needed at least a week – not a few hours! In the photo above Wendy is on my left.
She took me to see where my GG grandparents were buried at the Radnor St Cemetery – no markers but we found the spot – all overgrown unfortunately but we did see the grave of George Richman Alley, my GG uncle. His daughter, Emma Louise Hull née Alley was the suffragette & spent 2 spells in Pankhurst Prison. Very proud of her!
We visited Steam museum & found records of the Alleys who worked at Great Western Railway & then went to 10 Exeter St where our GG Grandparents lived & then to see the house where Wendy’s grandmother lived & our GG grandfather died.We also met the lovely Francis from the Radnor Street Cemetery FB group who has found info on the gravesite so of our great uncles & aunts who died as babies. In the photo, Frances is on my right.
So much info! So much to take in! Such great people! A wonderful day!