I have the family history bug for researching both my own family history and that of friends. If your interest is in families of the Fylde in Lancashire, this site is for you, with many photographs to enhance interest. I'll also be looking at my Scottish Donaldson connections, hints and tips, and stories that appeal. So read on, or even better, sign up as a follower. Do get in touch - I would love to hear from others who share my enthusiasm for family history fun.
Fearless Females" is a blog In honour of National Women's History Month in the USA. Suggested by Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist, it provides 31 Blogging Prompts for March. For March 5th - Do you know the story of how your parents met ?
I know exactly how my parents met, as my father often talked about it and wrote it down in his "Early Memories".
Blackpool Tower from the North Pier
My mother (Kathleen Danon) was born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, a few miles from the north west seaside resort of Blackpool. She and her sister, Edith, often went dancing in the Winter Gardens Ballroom and in Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Dad (John Weston) had recently moved to Blackpool to work and here is his story as told in his "Early Memories".
"One Saturday night I was in the Winter Gardens when I saw a young lady sitting on a settee. She got up and we said "Hello". I tried to find her again in the evening without success, even going to the exit door to watch people leave. Two weeks later I was at the Tower Ballroom and who should come along but two ladies - and you have guessed that was your Mum and Aunt. Mum stopped to say "Hello" and we started talking and had a good chat. I asked if she would come to the cinema the next night and offered to come for her and take her home. She agreed. I thought it was rather brave of her to come with me when we had only just met to talk together.
The date was 13th October 1936 and we married 18th April 1938."
Dad & Mum on their wedding day -
with Mum's sister Edith and Dad's brother Charles.
Mum and Dad on their Diamond Wedding Anniversary -18th April 1998