Category Archives: Lane family

Blood brothers

Today is Brother 1’s 60th birthday. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the above photo was taken, in the early 1960s. He is on the right, Brother 2 in the natty bow tie on the left, myself in the … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Things (Object 128)

Today marks the centenary of Britain’s entry into the First World War. My previous post was about my late Uncle Peter, my Dad’s brother who was named after their father’s brother, lost to that terrible conflict. My Dad, born in … Continue reading

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Snapshots of Mum’s early life (Object 119)

My Mum was born in March, so I think of her a lot at this time of year, when the sun and daffodils start to appear. My previous post featured some photos from her youth, taken from this tatty old … Continue reading

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Unreliable memoirs (Object 115)

I have been very lazy in writing this blog. It was never intended to be a family history of the genealogy type, but rather a collection of memories inspired or represented by objects. I haven’t bothered to do any research, … Continue reading

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“A still murmur runs…” (Object 114)

More books. My previous post told the story of my Grandad Lane’s early life, including his close bond with his uncle, Stephen Lane, squire of Worton Hall in Isleworth. This recent discovery at the Northampton regional branch of the Usmeum … Continue reading

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Wartime marriage and post-war conflict (Object 113)

My first post of 2014 features an object dated 100 years ago. This year will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War, in which my maternal grandfather, Charles Harrison Lane, served. This German postcard, bearing … Continue reading

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Dead man’s chest (Object 97)

Here’s another “first generation heirloom” bought by my parents early in their marriage. Mum always said she bought it in a local antique shop for my Dad, James, because it was “Jacobean”. She referred to it as the “Jacobean chest”, … Continue reading

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