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Tagged With: Slaughter and May

Mr Slaughter and Mr May

William May’s background was very different from William Slaughter’s.  Born in 1863, May was from a professional, landowning family in Berkshire. His father was a surgeon in Reading, as had been his grandfather. William was born in the family home at Caversham, a mansion set in large grounds by the Thames. He was educated at … Continue reading »

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A girl named Peggy

I have been puzzling over how to structure my mother’s story, and realized that a simple way to start is to take her four names [she has been married three times]. The only constant throughout her life has been her first name. I’m not even sure why she was called Peggy, as she was never … Continue reading »

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