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.