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NEW PHOTOGRAPHS

BAND OF THE CORPS OF ROYAL ENGINEERS, ALDERSHOT where I was in 1957

Usk in about 1927click to enlarge
My father, Alfred Henry Watkins sent this post card from Usk to my mother, Alison Mary Lapham, in Birmingham in about 1929

the arrows point to Tree in our own garden Woodbank, Bridge Street, and Usk Castle and St Mary's church they were to be married 23 Dec 1933 St John Baptist Church, Berkswell, Warwickshire

"Grey West" Pilning Gloucestershire: my maternal grandfather's home in 1957 and 2005


  A  TOUR THROUGH MONMOUTHSHIRE AND WALES 

Made in the Months of JUNE, and JULY, 1774.
And in the Months of JUNE children, JULY, and AUGUST, 1777  
By HENRY PENRUDDOCKE WYNDHAM

SECOND EDITION   MM.  DCC.  LXXXI

This book was purchased by my grandfather, Alfred Henry Watkins, 
some time before 1935 
and someone has written in pencil "16 beautiful plates by Grimm 12/6".
I inherited it in 1953

I started typing it into a text document in March 2000 
this is just the start -  to be continued

Wales 1774 or 1777 details from the engravings

the route of the journey to Monmouthshire and Wales: 
Preface to  Monmouthshire and Wales
chapter one Monmouthshire and Wales pages 1 to 31


my mother and father before they were married
my father and mother, David and Alison and her sister in about 1932

LAPHAM, Alison Mary b: 16 MAY 1908 in Filton, Gloucestershire UK
d: 22 DEC 1999 in Heartlands Hospital,Bordesley Green, Birmingham, West Midlands UK

WATKINS, Alfred Henry (David) b: 17 AUG 1907 in Usk Monmouthshire Wales
d: 24 SEP 1942 in HMS Somali in the north Atlantic

ahnentafel of the mother of Hugh Watkins

ahnentafel of the father of Hugh Watkins

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