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Chapter VII (Grandfather’s Journal continued 1916- age 16)

It was not half term but I secured the permission to go home for a week-end and Dick accepted my invitation to come along. Dad was now at Witley Camp and mother and Mrs. Wilkinson had a cottage in Milford, … Continue reading

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Return

Looking at this last entry, I realize how long I have been away from this site.  It really has never been far from my thoughts. Each entry is an act of discovery; a new connection with the past and my … Continue reading

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Granfather’s Journal (16 years old): Chapter 5

Soon afterwards I commenced to go to Queen Elisabeth Grammar School in High Barnet. It was not a real boarding school but the headmaster took in a few boys and I was duly installed as one of the few. The … Continue reading

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A Captured Trench

My family seemed to know that they were a part of history; not that they were notables  or history makers for anyone other than their own loving family, but a disproportionate amount of them (women included) seemed to have a … Continue reading

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The Age of Austerity not Posterity

 I’ve never been interested in politics or economics before- maybe I’m just getting old. The age has dawned on me where I am no longer willing to sit back passively and accept what happens at face value simply because I … Continue reading

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