On one such walk we spotted a small antique shop. We had to wander in and see what delights they had, and every now and again my Aunt would comment “we had one of those” referring to her childhood home. I purchased a book from that antique shop on one of our last walks. The book was the Philimore Surrey edition of the Doomsday Book, which I still have and is shown here and I notice there is now a website about Surrey in the Doomsday Book and there is a Doomsday Map site.
As usual we stopped at the church on this particular day, and Aunt noticed that there was confetti still on the ground from the previous day’s wedding. She picked one up and gave it to me, in the shape of a horseshoe and in a pretty pink colour. I still have that horseshoe piece of confetti, which sits nestled into the cover of the book.
My Great Aunt died in December 2010 aged 95 and was the last of my Grandfather’s siblings.
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