Saturday, 5 February 2011

Gran - Sepia Saturday




My first post on my family blog and I introduce you to Lily Hendry 1918 - 1988
My Grandmother.
We (my mum and aunt who are helping with the family research) think Gran was around 3 in this photo so places it 1921/2.
Lily was born in Manchester to David and Elizabeth and had three brothers.
Lily married Alfred Beard July 1941 when he was on leave from the army, she was working in a parachute factory. Sadly she lost her brother David during WW2.
Gran lived a few houses down from us and so we would see her most days.
Gran knitted, sewed, cooked and smoked, I have inherited her knack of sewing and cooking. Thankfully not the smoking.

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful photo of your grandmother,I love the large bow in her hair. :)

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  2. Lily Looks a Lovely Lass! Do You Know What Part Of Manchester She Was Born?

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  3. This is a wonderful photograph, and your grandmother was adorable. I'll bet she was quite someone to know.

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  4. Thankyou for all you comments, Lily was born in Salford, Manchester.

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  5. This is a gorgeous photo! I love everything about it; her beautiful clothing, her expression, that enormous bow. I also love her name. My new Great-niece is named Lily. I think it's a name which is making a come back.

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  6. Nice photo to start you blog.

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  7. Welcome to Sepia Saturday. It is a great picture to start with and like all good old photographs poses more questions than it provides answers. But that is the beauty of family history, it sends you so many places and provides so many fascinating connections.

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  8. They really did like the big bows in the hair at that time. I have several old family photos where the girls have those big bows out sizing their heads. She has a great look on her face.

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  9. Oh my goodness love her bow! She is such an adorable little girl...isn't it so much fun to trace back and see our loved ones when they were young? I post pictures of yesterday with my friends and family on Face Book with guess who because it's funny but so many of our ancestors look like family today...except for the backgrounds !!!

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  10. Do you notice how Sepia Saturday has turned into Sepia Tuesday? It's taking me awhile to get through all of the posts, but I'm so glad to have stopped by here to see darling Lily.

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