Saturday, 16 February 2013

Memory Lane

Once again far to long between posts tut  tut,no reason just slowing down(ano domini) though I am still sewing and knitting ,and attending my meetings for the Residents forum...Now Maurice has been on holiday this week and since it is my Birthday next week, he asked me, was there something I would like to do?.....So  we set off to the village where I was born and grew up,My Brother John and his wife Julia still live there,so we combined the trip with a visit see to them,  
My sister in law Julia celebrates her Birthday the day after me so I made her a quillo ,below is the cushion .
Out of proportion !Camera angles !,below is the quilt part ,It's bigger than it looks honest

Now is there a special place you like to go in your memory?you know when you are lying in bed at night thinking nice thoughts before you go to sleep .Well to combine the visit to John and Julia ,we set off on a trip down memory lane , 

Here's me in front of the house in which I was born ,in the room behind the bedroom window nearest to me,  Hmm still no blue plaque!  

My old school

In this building ,which has been beautifully restored, was my Dad's Barber shop .It didn't look like this ...

At the Alter where I was married,to Mick all those years ago ,Mick died 30 years ago . 

And even further back in time,here I am sitting in my place in the choir stall  

In front of the organ

I would watch the bellringers coming down this spiral staircase opposite the choir stalls, after calling the faithful to the service ,before the service began ...

Here is the font ,I was Christened here on Easter day 1941 ,
The top plaque ,in memory of the fallen in the second world war my uncle J W Giddings
Rest in Peace Uncle Jack

Kings Cliffe is in the Diosece(sp)of Peterborough  

Out side the Church ,Wedding Pictures were taken here

NOW  ....we come to the memory lane bit ,...although it was a bonus to find the church open .After leaving the Church you could go home the convential way ,walk or by car ,on the road ,but at the back was a lane that went the length of the West Street part of the village ,with little allys /jittys /ginnels ,up to the main road ,this is the memory I had wanted to revisit ,and do you know it had barely changed...

After all our adventures ,we came back the road way, and took a picture of the house we moved to when I was about 10 ,and from where I was married  in 1959 
It was a lovely sunny day still abit cool ! ,after all the snow and winds etc that we have had recently ,makes me think Spring is just around the corner ,
As ever love Jan xx


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Jeannette said...

What a lot of wonderful memories Jan! The photos are beautiful and I know you'll treasure them along with the memories of this day back in time! I hope your birthday is extra special for you, I'm sure the family will plan something good! Jeannette xxxx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a lovely trip back down the memory lane! Hope you are well and loved seeing all the pictures!

Jean said...

Hi Jan
I am tying again ,What a lovely trip down memory lane ,like you said it looks mostly the same even after all those years when we lived there.
Bet Julia was pleased with her present and nice surprise for Her and John
Love and hugs

Bunny said...

What a lovely entry Jan. Fascinating to revisit your family history, and doesn't everything look well-kept! I do love your back view, scootering off down Memory Lane.
Happy Birthday from a fellow Piscean - I see 80 not all that far over the horizon :(

Jeanie said...

That was a lovely visit with you down memory lane Jan. I wish you all the best for your birthday.
Take's to Spring too!
Jeanie xx

mortonlake said...

thankyou for kind message on my blog,lovely entry here Jan.nice to be able to go back in time,love mort xxxx

Sarah said...

Hi Jan...What lovely memories you have and beautiful photos too. Have a wonderful birthday Astra/Sandra xxx

ADB said...

Thank you very much for sharing those lovely memories, Jan. It must have been quite poignant at times.

Sybil said...

That was a great trip down memory lane for you and nice to find the lane had not changed at friend Lyn who takes my wee Msy out for walks took her camara with her the other day s that she could share the walk with me it was so lovely to see places around the village thhat are inaccesable for me...thanks so much for sharing you journey

pam said...

Oh a lovely day - and so lucky the weather was nice for you - such a nice birthday treat

Kath said...

Hi Jan,great post once again,I remember you showing us the house you were born in back in J/Land.Loved the tour of the area though,it was great.I did the very same thing last year,with my Rooster and found only our house and next door left standing.The rest had been demolished and all new homes built on the land.Oh!it did seem strange to go back after 60yrs this August.I was 7 when we left the home I was born in.Loved this post.You look great on your scooter LOL!!Happy Birthday for tomorrow Jan and many more of them .Hope Maurice is well .Take Care God Bless Kath xxx

Raven said...

I will HAVE to show this to mumma! She will remember all the places too :D

Thank you for such a lovely blog

Masses of love to you Aunty Janet <3 <3

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dottycookie said...

That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. Such a gorgeous church.

chris said...

Hi Jan,
Lots of fond memories of your home town it is a beautiful village.

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