Kate in 1923

Southampton



Kate in 1923

Kate on the day she married William. William was born 13 January 1897 in Semley, Wiltshire; his father was from Tisbury, Wiltshire and his mother was from Odstock, Wiltshire. Kate was born 4 December 1900 in St Andrew’s, Battersea, London; her father was from Frampton Sapperton, Gloucestershire and her mother was from Chelsea, London. They married 17 February 1923 in Southampton, Hampshire. My grandparents.

Floating Bridge and Cross House Southampton

Photo of an illustration in an 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980.

Cross House Southampton

Photo of an illustration in an 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980. My great grandmother was born near the Cross House. Her brother, also born there, was lost on the Titanic... www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/henry-dennis... qr-memories.co.uk/HenryDennisWitt

Southampton Docks and Town Quay

Photo of an illustration in an 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980. The Titanic left from Southampton on April 10, 1912.

Town Quay Royal Southern Yacht Club Southampton

Photo of an illustration in an 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980. c1840 by Artist W. Jefferson.

The Titanic in Southampton

Photo of an illustration in an 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980. My great grandmother's brother was lost on the Titanic... www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/henry-dennis... qr-memories.co.uk/HenryDennisWitt Both Nellie and her brother Harry were born near the Cross House, see earlier post.

c1890 London and South Western Railway Southampton Docks Office

Photo of an illustration in an 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980. My great grandfather worked for the London and South Western Railway in Southampton. c1897 to1909, he and his family were living in Battersea and he was a Railwayman at the Vauxhall Nine Elms locomotive works. The locomotive works were transferred to Eastleigh between 1908 and December 1909, so he and his family moved in 1910 to Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Southampton, where he was a Hammerman for the London South Western Railway Company. He had previously served in the Army, awarded the Egypt Medal being "in the operations up the River Nile and in the vicinity of Suakin 1884-85". His name is listed on the medal roll.

Pictorial Peep into the past

Southampton, my home town, in Hampshire, England. An 'Echo' publication, published by Southern Newspapers Ltd. 45 Above Bar, Southampton SO9 7BA 1980. Edited by Arthur L. Smith. 60 pages. 114 pictures in 2014/22 Alliteration 8/28 365 Days in Colour MDPD2014 39/365

my hat

Photo of a vintage photo, with a friend, at West Wellow in Hampshire, England, where my parents had a few acres and a cottage on the edge of the New Forest. We had pigs, chickens and a cat. A wonderful place to spend my early years, mostly with Mum and her sister. Dad worked in Southampton, which was not far to travel. It must have been on his motorbike at the time, as I don't think he had a car until mid 60s. Wearing my sun hat. Clearly neither of us were particularly happy about being in front of a camera :-) I love this photo. The colours are pretty authentic, compared to the original photo. Sunday challenge... ageing. This photo was taken in the 50s, so I really don't look like this any more :-) However I do have a very similar hat... see comments for a photo in January 2019
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