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Sunday, 26 April 2015

A holiday snap

I just wanted to share this with you as I haven't any new crafting to offer.   We went to Suffolk for a week - mostly holiday and partly tracing family history as our Father came from Suffolk.  In our travels, which included some doozy getting lost, we came across this church.

This is St Mary's at Uggeshall.  I had  never seen a thatched church before and as you might surmise it is very very old.  The flag was for St. Georges Day.
We had a wonderful week and found some very kind and friendly inhabitants.  We had good food although not cheap and we drooled over all the oh so pretty houses and cottages.  The county is stuffed with them.
We found a few gravestones of our ancestors and a farm where our Grandpa Jo had been a Farm Bailiff.  And also a house - still standing - where one of our ancestors had fallen down the stairs and broken his neck.  We had found the details in a newspaper cutting.  The current house owners were intrigued to hear the history of their house.

Hope it wasn't too boring.  Back to crafting soon.
Carol
xx

5 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you had a good week hun - us Suffolkonians are quite nice really, and this is such a beautiful county indeed. Hugs xx

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  2. So glad you had an interesting trip, sounds lovely and peaceful, never seen a thatched church very unusual.
    Margaret

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  3. Wow, I've never seen a thatched church before either Carol, sounds like you had a great time tracing your roots.

    Sue xx

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  4. What a wonderful picture and love the history.

    Hugs Diane

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  5. What a fabulous church, most unusual . It's amazing what you find when you delve into your past.
    sue-b xx

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