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Postcards from France

April 1, 2013 1 comment

The  attached photograph was sent to my great grandparents in Ushaw Moor by my grandad who was stationed in France during World War One. He was part of the pioneer corps attached to the Durham Light Infantry. I never really knew my grandad as he died when I was just seven. Apparently he spent the whole war collecting dead bodies as he was deemed unfit to go to the front because of his profound deafness. I was told by my father that he never ever talked about his experiences, but it affected him all of his life.

 

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Wedding 1950 – St. Lukes Church

April 1, 2013 1 comment

I decided to publish this for Brian Mc. If you are the same Brian, you lived near me when I was a kid growing up in Dale Street. My father was Dennis Dickinson and his family all lived in Whitehouse Court. I found this old photograph of My Uncle Sid’s wedding at St Luke’s in the last 50’s. My aunt Betty and Uncle Tom are still alive. My uncle Tom still lives in the village.

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