When we were young, Christmas was a very special time for my siblings and me. We lived in Edinburgh, but our Grandparents, and most of our relations, lived in the south of England, or even further afield. Although I have written about going to Pickwick for Christmas, my father’s parents must have moved when I… Continue reading Christmas at Rest Harrow and Little Cucknells
When my Grandparents left Grove Farm at Box, where they had been farming, they moved in to 141, Lordship Road, Stoke Newington with my Great Grandfather, Joseph Lines. This was around 1925, and may have been prompted by the death of my Great Grandmother, Jane Lines (nee Fitzhenry) on 7th June 1925. They lived with… Continue reading Pictures of Pickwick
Roger Lines, my father, went on to travel the world as a Research Forester, but this letter finds him in January 1953, right at the start of his career. The previous letter in my possession, written by him at the end of his first week in the office has him about to move into 27,… Continue reading Roger Lines – Banks and Bicycles
My Uncle Tim wrote to my Father on 4th August 1953. Tim is writing from 3, Liebfrauenweg, Bonn (OSM), and my father was living in Edinburgh by then. Auslandsamt der Universität, Bonn, Liebfrauenweg, 3 Begun 4/8/53 Dear Roger, this will take the form of a supplement, or perhaps errata to my last letter. As before… Continue reading Tim to Roger – from Bonn in 1953
On 27th September 1953, my uncle Tim wrote to my father to describe the time Tim and my aunt Jennifer spent with their brother, my uncle Jeremy in Poole (OSM). My father would have been working as a Forester in Edinburgh at the time. 27/9/53 Dear Roger M insists that I write a page to… Continue reading Sailing with Jeremy and Jennifer, a letter from Tim to Roger.
This letter, shown as number 15 of the ones my father, Roger Lines, wrote to his parents, referred to as M&D. Unfortunately I do not have the others, which would have given some better record of his National Service. Most of the information I have relies on anecdotes from others. 18th ? December – letter… Continue reading Christmas letter from Roger in India, 18th December 1946