I enjoy following the ancestral trail: the detective story element in hunting for information and corroborating it with evidence, (I do not like to be defeated), the satisfaction of finding key facts, and writing up the information in an interesting way that appeals to others. So do read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history.
My parents - John & Kathleen Weston during the war.
I came across this telegram whilst sorting through papers following the deaths of my father and mother, John and Kathleen Weston nee Danson. I love the design and the message, with the frank on the reverse showing it was sent on December 31st 1941.
My father was then serving in the Codes and Cipher Branch of the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London and had witnessed the Battle of Britain over London earlier in the autumn of 1941.
For his granddaughter, he wrote of his wartime experiences in "Family Recollections" and very movingly I discovered a series of letters, still in their envelopes, exchanged between my parents throughout the war.
A great source of stories for further blog postings, so watch this space!