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A Show To See And Hear January 19, 2017

Filed under: Theater — Janet @ 6:13 pm


Woody Zez – great social history, great music, great performance

Now being performed at the Seattle Repertory Theater


Fremont Bridge Seattle

Filed under: Fremont Bridge,Seattle — Janet @ 5:21 pm

fremont-bridge-in-may-2015-photo-by-matt-randles-e1484202098448  A familiar  sight the you are in a hurry to get to the other side.


photo credit: Wedgewood in Seattle blog


Strong drink

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:08 pm

Historic Ipswich

It is said that the Pilgrims loaded more beer than water onto the Mayflower for their trip to the New World, and they began brewing immediately upon arrival. Our Ipswich forefathers consumed malt beer and other alcoholic drink, but the production and sale was carefully guarded. A colony statute in 1637 read: “Every town shall present a man to be allowed to sell wine and strong water made in the country, and no other strong water is to be sold.”

Samuel Appleton operated a malt-kiln near his home, which stood very near the railroad track on Topsfield Rd. The Town Record under date of December, 1641, reads: “Mr. Appleton promised to have a malt house ready by April next, and to malt such corn as shall be brought from the people of the Town at such rates as shall be thought equal from time to time, and no man (except for himself) is to have any made elsewhere for the space of five…

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Christian Wainwright house, Market St.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:06 pm

Historic Ipswich

christian_wainwright_saltonstallIn 1845, the Christian Wainwright house was movedto a location facing Market Street at the corner of Saltonstall Street. The Ipswich Historical Commission bought and restored the Whipple House which was behind it. They tore down the Christian Wainwright house, and the Whipple House was later moved to the South Green.

Although the Historical Commission sign on the front of the house at 12 North Main Street identifies it as the home of Christian Wainwright, the Wainwright house sat next door and no longer exists. Christian was the widow of John Wainwright, son of Col. John Wainwright Senior, a man of great wealth who owned a large estate along East Street down to the wharf. He expanded his estate in 1710 by purchasing property that had passed from one of the early settlers, Thomas Treadwell to his son Nathaniel. It was Colonel Wainwright’s will that the estate should remain in…

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“Millend” Ipswich, 1635

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:04 pm

Church Doorway – Awliscombe Devon England

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Churches,Old Churches — Janet @ 12:20 am

awliscombe-church Awliscombe Church in Devon England where my 10th and 11th Great Grandfathers preached in the 16th century