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Tagged With: David Lockwood Burnley

What next, when it’s finished?

We are each taking stock of where we have got to over the past three years of working on our family history and I think now have realistic goals and a lot more confidence about the next stages.  I have finished my writing, bar filling a few holes in research, and am receiving feedback on … Continue reading »

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Housing shortages – post WW2

Where did we post-war baby boomers live during the early years of our lives?  There was a big shortage of housing when the war ended in 1945 – and not just in Britain – due to bomb damage, population growth, lack of investment during the war and restrictions on materials and skilled labour.  The answer … Continue reading »

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A love affair …. with cars

My father, born in 1920, had a lifelong love affair with cars.  It began when he was 17 years old and bought his first motorbike.  He immediately took it to pieces to see how it worked, to the horror of his mother, who feared he would never be able to reassemble it.  He did.  After … Continue reading »

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Inheritance squandered

David Lockwood Burnley did inherit money – from his mother’s and grandmother’s families (see post on 9 June).  His aunt, Elizabeth Gertrude Robson (nee Harrison), died in 1941 at her home in Villefranche in the South of France.  Her husband, a solicitor, had taken early retirement there for health reasons.  They were both amateur artists … Continue reading »

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Cheated of his inheritance?

My mother maintained a lifelong sense of grievance that her husband, David Lockwood Burnley, had been deprived of a rightful inheritance from a maiden great aunt by a scheming outsider.  This caught our interest as children – goodness, we might have been rich! So, it has been satisfying to search for the truth, or rather … Continue reading »

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