Henry W. Woolard (1787-1878) – my Maternal 3X Great Grandfather

THE WOOLARD FAMILY AFTER JOHN (c1752-1809) A key feature of the early Woolard Family members, seems to be that many of them married more than once, and that they seemed to have a great many children.  My 4X Great Grandparents - John and Margaret Woolard - had at least eight children - they're all listed …

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Teacher Training at Redland College, Bristol, and back to School – 1962 to 1966

Why Teaching ? My Mum and Dad had been secondary teachers for a number of years in Bristol - and were both pretty successful at their jobs.  Indeed I had been in both their schools on numerous occasions over the years,  and had come into contact with quite a few of the youngsters.  Mum and …

Growing up in & around Clevedon, Somerset, in the 1940’s, 1950’s and mid-1960’s

BEGINNINGS Had it not been for the German Luftwaffe, I would have been born a Mancunian - as it was, so my Mother told me - that due to a particularly heavy air raid on Manchester late in the evening of 20th October 1943, she and other heavily pregnant women were evacuated from St Mary's …

JOHN WOOLARD my Maternal 4X Great Grandfather (born c1752 in Fort Valley, Shenandoah Co., Virginia – died in Hardy Co., in late 1809)

My mother, MARY T. WOOLARD was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in July 1923.  In mid-1924, she was brought over to England by her Mother, and from then on - until her marriage in late 1942 - she was looked after by her Aunts in the north of England. Finding out about my Mother's American forebears …