Monthly Archives: February 2013

Mystery Monday: Researching “Mrs Wakerley”, Part 4.

Trying to trace the origins of my great great grandmother Mary Ann(e) Mason, previously Wakerley and formerly Davis has been a real nightmare. At her first marriage (to John Blenchall Wakerley) she gave no father’s name – a line is … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Friday: grandma’s bread pudding

In the early 1960s when I was a very young child my mum and I used to visit my grandparents, Fred and Esther Neville, on Saturday afternoons. We travelled by bus to the Crooked Billet in Walthamstow and then we … Continue reading

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Workday Wednesday – more laundry business

This photo was given to me by another family member, to whom I’m very grateful!  It apparently shows my great great grandfather, John Thomas Mason, at another of his laundry businesses, this time The Beach House Laundry at Westgate on … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday: Researching “Mrs Wakerley” Part 3

Despite a great deal of research I was still no nearer to discovering the origins of my great great grandmother, Mary Ann(e). On my great grandfather’s birth certificate her name is given as “Mary Anne Mason, late Wakerley, previously Davis, … Continue reading

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