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Tagged With: Gladys Liversedge

Memories of the Aunts

Born in the 1880s my great-aunts were already well into their sixties by the time me and my brother arrived but to us they seemed ageless.  They had recently moved from Croydon to a colonial style bungalow in The Byeway, Little Common on Aunty Glad’s retirement and it was there we sent many sunny Saturdays (Sundays being … Continue reading »

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Summer holidays in Scotland – Edwardian Style

As the surprisingly hot summer days seem to be drawing to an end I was reminded that my great-grandfather used to decamp his family to Scotland to escape the London heat.   One of his daughters, my great aunt Gladys, was an enthusiastic photographer and I have some of her albums from those summers. The family … Continue reading »

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Great Grandpa and the Education of Women

Or rather the education of his daughters in particular.  This account is based on what I remember of their stories and my mother’s memories. I have two books, elegantly bound in leather embossed in gold, that were presented to my great-aunt Ethel Liversedge as school prizes.  The first for English presented to her in 1898, … Continue reading »

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