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Old 24-03-21, 10:43
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Today in 1870 my grandmother Emma Jane Pearson was born in Dalston, East London.

She married William Hawke Headland & they settled in Holloway. Their only child, my

father, was born after almost twelve years of marriage.

I remember Emma Jane as an old lady in her Suffolk retirement cottage, enthralling me

with stories of the East End at the time of Jack the Ripper. She died in 1961 aged ninety


Some years earlier she had given me a Victorian 'keeper' ring in the shape of a buckle

with a tiny diamond which I wore every day, until resting on the mantelpiece, it fell

into an open fire. I was hearbroken, as I had nothing else to remember her by.
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