Friday, August 11, 2017

no place to hyde


.So.I am related to the author Robert Louis Stevenson.
I have described some details about this here before.Here is a transcript of something I first posted on this blog  in July 2006[view here]
This week's sepia saturday concerns 'bookish' topics.......



So.Basically.My maternal grandfather was married 3 times. He had a child with each of his wives. (My mum's mum had died in childbirth). I am not related by blood to RLS,but my Aunty Brenda's mum was on that ol'literary  bloodline.. stuff was complicated in The Olden Days .......
I'm a shit genealogist (blushes) I dont know who the old couple are (.tho the bloke isn't my grandfather.I know that much!)But this is a nice ,rare,photo of the 3 half-siblings ,all together.My Mum's  sat on the couples knee.My Uncle Gordon sat on his half-sister Brenda's knee......I guess this was taken in Scotland.Probably Perth or Fife.
Several events coming up in the next couple of weeks that will be featured here later....
  • Next Wednesday (16th) I attend an event at Lister Lane Cemetry ,Halifax  .It's the 175th Anniversary of The 1842   General Strike.4 Chartists are buried there.I dont know much about either the riot or deaths ( similar to Peterloo?) although the Mayor & local Labour MP will be in attendance."Brass Bands and refeshments"they say..... ! Let us eat cake While we mark  the   "Plug Riot"
  • Next Sunday (20th) at Albert Square  Manchester me & Cathy go to see (among others) actor Christopher Ecclestone (a former Doctor Who) read out the Peterloo Massacre "NAMES"
  • A week on Thursday (24th) in Hebden Bridge Pubs  (k.o. 4pm) I will be having a few cheeky drinks to mark my retirement.
Below,a slideshow my    photographs  from the 2015 Peterloo Memorial.
 
Read About The Peterloo Massacre here

 
A nice bonus for me was finding thislocal blogspot which seems to cover similar terrain.

11 comments:

Kurt said...

I'm related to Harriet Beecher Stowe. My grandpa wrote the genealogy text for that side of the family (Rhodes).

Wendy said...

I think Brenda could have easily sat on Gordon! Look at those long legs. Your mother's pose and expression are so sweet.

tony said...

Kurt Uncle Thom's Cabinhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harriet_Beecher_Stowe somwhere ,in Heaven,they are comparing notes...........
Wendy My mother in this photo reminds me of my great-neice who I & Great Aunty Cathy Zimnoch[ nee Highley ] had fish & chips with today & has her 8th birthday on Sunday ......

Kristin said...

Maybe the older couple is someones grandparents on the other side. Or simply friends of the family. Everybody seems quite comfortable on the bench. Such a happy photo.

tony said...

Yea, they look really at ease.

La Nightingail said...

So many interesting faces and expressions in those photos from the Peterloo Memorial Campaign!

tony said...

yes LA! This time next week we shall be travelling in Manchester for this year's memorial. Hopefuly,next year (200th anniversary)will see the unveiling of this statue in the Manchester City Centre......

Jo Featherston said...

That RLS portrait is quite a good match for the prompt. Numerous marriages can certainly result in complicated relationships between descendants.

tony said...

Indeed "chair"matched...plus Brenda's photo involved a fair bit of seating ,albeit 'freestyle'!

Tattered and Lost said...

Oh, I really like the idea of cake and a band at a cemetery. Have a grand time and watch where you step.

tony said...

T&L I move in mysterious ways....... .Especially when navigating my path in graveyards........