I found your website quite by accident a week
ago. Since then, I’ve spent every spare moment combing through all the
pages of information and photographs – and doing more research on my
You’ve done a wonderful job collecting all
this information – I’m really very impressed. I found my maternal
grandmother, Ethel Amy Tansley in the picture of schoolchildren from class
3, early 1900s. She’s the second one in from the left on the second row.
At first, I thought there must be a mistake, since there’s a second Ethel
Tansley in the third row – but according to the 1901 census there was also
an Ethel L Tansley, daughter of Benjamin and Harriet – and they were both
born in 1898.
Of my grandmother’s siblings, I only have
recollection of my great aunts Mabel and Lil (who I now know to be Edith L
Tansley, the youngest person in the village in 1901) – but I do have
photographs of Ethel, “Lily” and “Harry” (in army uniform) when they were
young adults. I also have a picture that I think was my grandmother’s
mother, and while there’s nothing on the photograph to provide any
documentation, I assume this is indeed Naomi Tansley, wife of George, my
great-grandfather. I also found my uncle Peter (Peter O’Keefe) on the
“leisure” page – I’m not sure what the cups are either, but I’ll let you
know if I can figure it out. If I find any information I think you might
be interested in, I’ll pass it along.
18 March, 2006
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