Sunday, 30 May 2010

It's been a wonderful weekend. We've been to Wells-Next-The-Sea, a small coastal town in Norfolk.

Not only is it a nice place to visit but Glenn also has family connections to the town. His Great Grandfather lived there and was a very influential figure in the town. The local high school is named after him and he was awarded an OBE for his services to Norfolk. It was great to be able to meet some of Glenn’s long lost relatives and talk to them about his family history. I was able to collect some fantastic family memorabilia for my Heritage Scrap Book project; including this incredible picture of Glenn’s Great parents Sam and Annie and their children, Joan (Glenn’s grandma) and Nancy taken in 1920.

Glenn’s great grandfather was a very religious man and he did a lot of work for the Quaker Meeting House in Wells. He preached there regularly and his sermons were so popular that he arranged for the meeting house to be enlarged in 1913. We were able to visit the meeting house where he worked and was buried. We saw the houses he lived in and changes that he made to the town. I love history and it was wonderful being able to retrace the paths of Glenn’s ancestors and talk with people that remember these people and the things that they did. I just hope that I will be able to get around to scrapping these memories soon.
While I am on the subject of scrapping, Melissa Daniels will be launching two gorgeous new kits over at Polkadotplum on the 2nd June. I am really excited about these kits and cannot wait to share how beautiful they are with you. I have created some amazing layouts with them and some great freebies too so make sure you check back here on the 2nd for the reveal.
Here are the sneak previews to wet your appetites!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the freebies. i love reading your family history. Love vintage photos. So lucky that you know who they are & the story behind them. My grandmother died last year & we found all these old photos but don't know anything aobut them or who the people are in them.