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Essex Land Girls December 1, 2016

img_1862  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 At The Barking Dog

Filed under: Animals,Barking Dog,Dogs — Janet @ 11:21 pm

img_1858Lunch was delicious on this chilly winter day.   At our neighborhood ale house the Barking Dog, Ballard, Seattle, Washington

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Origins

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.

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2EDAD  Shakespeare

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close-up-of-janet-at-loom-april-04 Me at my loom in Dublin

And here are images from the internet

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lavenham-church

 

 

St Andrews Winston Suffolk England

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Associated with my 11th Great Grandfather Thomas Blower Sr  born 1555 died 1597