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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Time to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday give bloggers an opportunity to share their family history through photographs.This week's prompt is A CLOCK in what looks like a rather dusty office.  I've chosen to focus on TIME.  
Time for Church 
The clock tower of St. Chad's Church, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire. 
James Danson, watchmaker, whose son married my ancestor Margaret Danson,
was responsible for the new clock in the tower in 1865. 
One of the earliest photographs I took as a child.

My Danson ancestors, back to 1736 were baptised, married and buried at St. Chad's.
My parents married here in 1938, my father sang in the church choir  
and my brother and I were christened here.  
Time for the Parade

Poulton-le-Fylde Gala Day, Lancashire c.1911.
My mother and aunt Edith and Kathleen Danson are the two little girls in the front of this picture - I love their dresses, hats and boots.  
My aunt related that the little boy behind them Thomas ( ?)
had an uncle in America who had sent the banner.
The parade was gathering in front of the wall surrounding St. Chad's Church.
Time for the Train

 The old Peebles Railway Station in the Scottish Borders, c. 1908, 
From the postcard collection of the Heritage Hub, Hawick www.heartofhawick.co.uk/heritagehub
I felt sure this postcard would feature a prominent station clock, but  not so. 
Peebles is 27 miles south of Edinburgh and the first passenger trains ran there 1855,  ceasing in 1962.  The site of the station is now a car park. 
Time for Tea

An unidentifed scene from the postcard collection of the Heritage Hub, Hawick www.heartofhawick.co.uk/heritagehub

To see how other bloggers have interpreted  this week's theme look here


  1. A fine collection of timely pictures Sue.Whata pity about the station; I expect there was many a 'brief encounter' there.

  2. I love this! You are so clever, and your photos are wonderful.

    Kathy M.

  3. There is a time for everything, which you have clearly demonstrated with those very nice pictures. And a watchmaker to top it off, great post!

  4. These are all such beautiful pictures. The one of the children's procession is absolutely precious.I bet they were excited to receive that banner.

  5. Fun post. I like your section titles, and I love the photos.

  6. Sue, this is a fun post on the time theme. I love your old photos.

  7. Thanks to Marilyn's challenge on Facebook I've just added some station clocks in my second post.


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