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Joshua Barrow

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Sergt. C Sheather’s Squad – Grenadier Guards – Nov 1920 …..and so a myth is exploded – I had always thought my Grandfather Joshua Barrow served in the Coldstream Guards but this photograph puts me right – similar uniform but … Continue reading

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Joshua Barrow – Snr. & Jnr.

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Christmas letters #10 Joshua Barrow – my grandfather c. 1957 Joshua Barrow – my son 2014

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My grandfather

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Christmas letters #9 My maternal grandfather, Albert Mellor – my best friend when I was a very young boy. He was a tea-total railway engineer with a passion for sketching and oils. The painting above is the only actual piece … Continue reading

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Mum & Dad in the Services

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Christmas letters #3 Charlie Barrow still in Sri Lanka in the first photograph (1948) but on the reverse of the photo a touch of his dry humour that seems to have passed on to his son. The third and fourth … Continue reading

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HMS Wren

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HMS Wren was a Black Swan Class sloop commissioned by The Royal Navy in February 1943 and paid a formal visit to The Sultanate of Muscat and Oman in July 1948. My Dad took these photographs during their stay, especially … Continue reading

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Our holiday hotel for week one, The Melia Zanzibar, was stunning in every department from accommodation, through food and drink to customer service. Even more surprised than usual, therefore, to see families “divided by devices”. At breakfast, lunch and dinner … Continue reading

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What a week! 6 days of work and travel that tested even my seemingly endless resources of energy. The great thing about a week like that is the the unexpected adventures provide plenty of material and storytelling for posting and … Continue reading

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I just had to share this desk, discovered during a business meeting yesterday. The owner will remain confidential and will never see this blog. It just goes to show that different approaches suit different people. As a self-confessed “neat freak” … Continue reading

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