February Collage Photo Festival – Day 28

Well, we have made it to the last day of the photo festival, and the final photograph is of my Great Grandmother, my Grandfather’s mother who you met on day 6.

I remember this photograph being taken, I was about 3 years old. This photo was taken for the occasion of her birthday in October.

The location of the photograph was the  home of my Great Aunt Rose who you met on days 13 and 17 and her address in Foxborough Avenue at Guildford. Granny, as we all called her lived with Aunt and her husband, my Uncle Ern.

Every other week my Grandparents would take me to see Granny. I was either carried up the stairs or allowed to navigate them myself and then once at the top was allowed to go and sit with Granny on the bed. I am sure I tired her out and I remember her letting me cuddle in and we would snooze together.

She was an amazing lady, born in Puttenham in 1878 and it was seeing her name on the 1881 Census and making that connection from a written official document to my cuddly Great Granny that made want to understand my maternal history. Granny died in 1973 aged 92 years old, having been a widow for 30 years.

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies. Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies/surname courses as well as Researching Ancestors from Continental Europe.
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6 Responses to February Collage Photo Festival – Day 28

  1. Thanks Pauline, she was a lovely, jolly lady.

    I am still reading too (& commenting), so din't feel bad, you are not alone!


  2. How very special to have these memories. Thanks for sharing withnus, and for inspiring us all to take part. I'm still miles behind with my reading.


  3. Kristin, Do you know I can remember those cuddles, Granny all smelling of Johnsons baby powder and lavender. Happy memories!

    Thanks for sharing, playing along and coming up with the original catalyst for this whole event. I have enjoyed it and still have to visit and comment on everyones post.

    Tomorrow, my round up post goes live with a little suggestion…..


  4. Alex, thanks for playing along and making it a success. I still have to read and visit everyone – a month wasn't long enough!


  5. Kristin says:

    That sounds so nice, cuddling with your great granny. I wish my children had had that chance. And I echo Alex – Thank you for coming up with this challenge. And now I have to go do my last one!


  6. Alex Daw says:

    Wow! 1878…such a lovely photo Julie. Thanks for making this meme such a success. I have really enjoyed participating.


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