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Old 23-09-20, 18:52
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Nell Nell is offline
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Great news Elizabeth!

The oldest item I have is the 1858 Family Bible presented at Christmas to my great-great-grandfather John Smoothy.

So many things our ancestors owned have gone. My grannie had a lovely washstand made by my grandfather, with a space for a washbasin to sit, a towel rail and tiled back. Sadly it had to go when she went into the nursing home as we had no space for it. But I do regret its loss.

Apart from the Family Bible, I have some old books presented as prizes to my grandparents, parents and uncle.

I didn't have much room in my flat, but I've kept a tray cloth my mother embroidered with her initials and I also have another tray cloth made by my great-great grandmother. I expect when I go my sons won't want them!
Love from Nell
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