From Comedy To Blood and Thunder

From the Worthing Herald of 8 Apr 1938 we read about a new play by the Lancing Amateur Dramatic Society which presented their first play, "A Warm Corner" at the Parish Hall in Lancing from 17-19 Nov 1936 and today are the Lancing Repertory Players: There are no half measures about Lancing Amateur Dramatic Society.... Continue Reading →

W.A.A.F.

I have posted my father's autobiography here, but what did my mother do while he was a prisoner of war? Why, she joined the Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Kathleen Elizabeth Young (née Crowe) No. 2076472 Leading Aircraftwoman. From 5 Sep 1941 to 7 Sep 1945 Kathleen's trade was D.M.T. and her evaluation was "The general... Continue Reading →

Lady Bicyclist’s Grave Charge

Alledged Assault Near Littlebourne Mary Ann Young (née Hayward) my great-grandmother was witness in an assault trail in 1910. She married my great-grandfather on 9 Oct 1880 in St Mildred at Preston Next Wingham, but they had lived at Brick Kiln Cottages in Littlebourne at the time of the 1911 census. William and Mary Ann... Continue Reading →

Queen Mary’s Army Auxiliary Corps

Born today at White Cottage, Sarre, Kent was my great-aunt Charlotte Elizabeth Young. The 5th of seven children to William Young and Mary Ann Hayward. Charlotte was baptised at St Nicholas, St Nicholas at Wade, Kent on 26 Apr 1898. On 23 Sep 1918 Charlotte married Robert Alfred Stothard in Bekesbourne, Kent. They had 4... Continue Reading →

Kut-el-Amara claims an English bricklayer

”It was during the advance at Sheik Said a shrapnel shell came along and killed the Adjutant, wounded the Colonel, killed Corpl. Luckhurst, and also killed a private." So said a comrade of Corporal Harry Luckhurst, T/1638 5th Battalion of The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) my 1st cousin 2x removed who was killed in action... Continue Reading →

My life was short

  St Vincent, Littlebourne Atrtribution: John Salmon Herbert Morgan was my 1st cousin 2x removed. Born about Sep 1888 in Brabourne, Kent and died 16 Jan 1910. He was buried 20 Jan 1910 at St Vincent's in Littlebourne, Kent at the young age of 21. On 28 Jan 1910 we read from the Dover Express:... Continue Reading →

Welcome to our family

Back in the 1980's, I started working with my father on our family history. My father has since passed on, but I have continued that work. This blog will share information that I have discovered about our family over the years. I hope you enjoy reading it and welcome any further contributions. Today, the family... Continue Reading →

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