Week 43: School Holidays

Can you remember how exciting it was waiting for the school holidays to start? One of my earliest memories is of my time at Ogilvie School and the end of the school year. Continue reading

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Week 42: An Autobiography using Video

There’s a lot to be said about recording your family history for your children and grandchildren to listen to in years to come. I have been really grateful to hear the voices in the recordings I have of my grandmother Norma Cripps, my grand aunty Maggie Woodcock and my father Charles Cripps who are now deceased.

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Week 41: Interviews

Have you ever been interviewed on the radio or on TV? How exciting would it be to find a video or a radio interview of one of your ancestors? Well, for this week’s blog challenge, I wanted to share with you an interview that I recorded of my father, Charles Thomas Cripps 26 January 1992 and a video that was produced at Mumby Farm in March 2015 featuring myself talking about our Great Grandfather Charles Cripps. Continue reading

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Week 40: Teddy Bears Picnic

In 1980, Bob and I went to our first Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Mumby Farm where my parents lived in Northampton, Western Australia and we continued to go every year for the next 20 years until Dad (Charlie Cripps) passed away in October 2000.

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Week 39: Who has been Doodling in the Parish Register?

July 1992, Twenty-five years ago, just about to the day, I had written to the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas in Galway, Ireland searching for information on my maternal grandmother’s family the Caddy’s. We had been told they were from Ireland and after researching back several generations, I did indeed find the family was from Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Continue reading

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Week 38: 100 Show Days

This year, 9 September 2017, was the 100th Northampton Show. When I was growing up on Mumby Farm and attended Ogilvie Primary School, the show was a day that everyone looked forward to. Continue reading

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