Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Holiday - February 2018 (2) .... Stanwick

I had 2 reasons for going to Northants this weekend. Firstly to visit Auntie Mary but also to visit as it would have been Mum's 90th birthday. So I wanted to do some sight-seeing of the village of Stanwick I knew as a kid. Until I was 18/19 we used to go up every 6 weeks, or so.

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Grandma & Granddad's graves

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St Lawrence's Church Stanwick
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The cross at the back, is an actual WWI marker from France
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The intrepid explorer
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The font, where mum was christened as a baby.
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My Great grandfather's grave ... having travelled around a lot, he ended up dying in the village that he had been born in!
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The house where Mum was born in 1928
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The Gospel Hall - where Mum was baptised in 1943, and both my Grandparents had their funeral services, now a home.
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Stanwick Hall
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A sign on the old school rooms, now a village shop

The roll of honour lists all those from the village who acyually enrolled to serve during WWI - my great uncle is Alfred Edmund Burgess Hillson
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When Mum was a kid, and in fact as I remember it, the village was surrounded by fields. However they have made a nature reserve there ... and Jiffy and I visited it in the afternoon -

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There was a Roman villa locally - this celebrates this event
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The amazing kids play area
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The intrepid explorer is being busy, as ever
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The barrow
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The visitor centre
Tags: camera, grandparents, history, holiday 2018, mum, northamptonshire, stanwick

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