Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mystery Monday – where was this photo taken?

The photograph below has intrigued me ever since I found it in my mother’s things after her death.  The girl standing on the left is my mum, Doris Brittain (née Sheepwash) and I think the boy is her brother, my … Continue reading

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Life on the Old Ford Road in the 1880s

My great great grandfather, Ambrose Ferry, lived in and around Bethnal Green throughout his life. In 1881 he and his family were living at 18 Old Ford Road.  Ambrose’s brother, Thomas Ferry, a butcher, lived further down Old Ford Road, … Continue reading

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Sheepwash / Shipwash memorial brass

This photo shows the ” curious brasses of the Sheepwash family” which are to be found on the wall of Hambleden Church in Buckinghamshire. It was taken about 10 years ago when I first started work on the family tree. … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: more about the Sheepwash family of Faversham

As I’ve mentioned before, my 3 times great grandfather, John Sheepwash (1797 – 1862) was a tobacco pipe maker in Faversham in Kent. He married Sarah Sparrow in 1820 and they lived in or around the Preston Street area of … Continue reading

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