I met my cousin Wendy & found a suffragette!

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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!

 

 

8 thoughts on “I met my cousin Wendy & found a suffragette!

  1. Hi Di, so happy that you are having the time of your life meeting rellies and delving into family history – know that means so much to you! Good on you – keep enjoying your fabulous holiday xx

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  2. Sounds like a Who Do You Think You Are session to me. Sounds wonderful Di. So glad you are finding your history and what that meant for your forebears. Look forward to the next blog to see how much more you have found.

    Cheers Dawn

    On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 6:07 AM, Dapper Dave and Dinky Di wrote:

    > dapperdaveanddinkydi posted: ” 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 f” >

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  3. Hi Di and David

    Wow Di that is fantastic! Enjoy the rest of our adventure.

    Regards

    Chris

    On Sat, Jun 11, 2016 at 6:07 AM, Dapper Dave and Dinky Di wrote:

    > dapperdaveanddinkydi posted: ” 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 f” >

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  4. So glad you and Wendy got to meet up. I wish I was there too! My great-grandmother was from Bradford on Avon, Rose York who marred Frederick Ernest Alley! My father’s family came originally from Cornwall and I fell in love with the place when we went to visit a few years ago. Keep enjoying and posting….

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    • Hi Kay. Yes Rose is my great grandmother too. Bradford on Avon is delightful. We loved it! It would have been wonderful if you had been in Swindon with us & now Wendy & I realise that she should have come to Chippenham with us. Would have been really fun for us all to go researching together. Cheers

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      • Lordy Lordy…. where is my mind going these days – of course Rose was your great grandmother too…..dearie me, I am losing it……. LOL

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