My father, Roger Lines, would have been 7 when he wrote this postcard, postmarked Sutton, on the 9th April 1934 (which was a Monday). We are just sitting on the loggia. The rooks are cawing loudly, I wish you could see them. I think we are having the rail way out this afternoon Tudy is… Continue reading Postcard from Roger – 9th April 1934
In this letter my Uncle Michael, my father, Roger and my Uncle Tim (who must have been quite young at the time, write to their mother (my Grandmother) at Anne Boleyn’s Walk. My Uncle Jeremy was with my Grandmother. They could have been writing to, or from Anne Boleyn’s Walk. The letters are on a… Continue reading Michael, Roger and Tim write to Anne Boleyn's Walk.
Auntie Frankie was an honorary auntie, who met my Grandmother, Doris Stevens at the time, at boarding school at Port Eynon in about 1914. I have not yet been able to track down the name of the school.She was born Frances Mildred Young, in 1898, in Highgate. Her Father was Thomas Young, born in 1861… Continue reading Auntie Frankie and the Coastguard's Cottage at Birling Gap.
I have an incomplete letter written by my Grandfather, George Lines, probably in late 1913 or early 1914, as he is just about to start work, presumably at the Schweizerische Lokomotiv- und Maschinenfabrik. The house is probably near Winterthur. Chronologically it must come before the letter from Bellagio, and after the letter from Cologne. The… Continue reading George Lines – new digs in Switzerland