Reading this very interesting book about the Women’s Land Army (WLA) in Essex England.during the First and Second World Wars. And thinking of my ancestors who lived in this part of England centuries before these conflicts.
Lunch was delicious on this chilly winter day. At our neighborhood ale house the Barking Dog, Ballard, Seattle, Washington
Thomas F Blower, my 12th Great Grandfather 1520-1568, came from Lavenham in Suffolk England. Lavenham is a charming town. One of our sons lived in Ipswich for several years and we visited nearby Lavenham one frosty day in December. Lavenham was a wool center in medieval times and I especially enjoyed the displays regarding weaving and spinning. Right now I can’t find my photos from that time but here are a few relating to weaving and spinning.
Me at my loom in Dublin
And here are images from the internet