Runaway horse and van

A Southern Railway Motor Driver, Arthur George Aldridge was my 4th cousin 2x removed. He was born 21 Dec 1893 in Dover to Arthur George Aldridge and Harriet Kingsland. He enlisted in the Buffs (East Kent Regiment) 2nd Battalion on 6 Mar 1911 and later served in the Labour Corps - 583rd Home Service Supply completing... Continue Reading →

Sportsman’s Arms, Barham

What a wonderful photograph and look at that automobile. The Sportsman's Arms was in Derringstone from at least 1850. Perhaps they were off to see a game in another town? 1 Mr. Barry, Landlord, 2 Alfred Stephen Hawkins - my great-grandfather, 3   William Pilcher - husband of my great-grand-aunt, 4 Alfred Crow, 5 Meers (Dasher) 6  Fred Gower, 7 Austin... Continue Reading →

Son of sea-captain weds at Barham

31 Jan 1914. St John the Baptist Church in Barham, Kent. A marriage takes place between Carl Albert Otto, a 26-year-old bridge builder, son to Henry Otto, a sea-captain and Edith Ellen Hawkins, a 19-year-old daughter of Alfred Stephen Hawkins and my grand aunt. Their banns had been read in the church on Jan 11,... Continue Reading →

L/Cpl weds at end of war

The wedding took place at St. Bartholomew's Church, on Satruday, 29 Sep 1945 between L/Cpl. R. J. Bent and Nancy Kennett. Dover Express 5 Oct 1945 Dover Express 02 April 1948 The High Alter at St. Bartholomew's Church Nancy Matilda Kennett was my 1st cousin 1x removed, daughter of my Grand aunt Annie Jane Hawkins.... Continue Reading →

Grandmother and grand-daughter remembered

Martha Jane Lilley A great-grandmother gone at an early age and an Aunt who had a very brief life, taken by bronchial pneumonia on this day in 1915. Yet both remembered with love. Dover Express 1 Oct 1915 Dover Express 26 Sep 1919

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