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17/11/2007


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gampy ...

This photo of my great grandad John (Jack) Edward Parrott, was taken at the same time, in the same studio (Herbert Tear, 12 Clapham Road, London SW) as the one of my great nan in the post below, I just had to show you him as a young man, he was so handsome. He was proud to have been born within the sound of Bow Bells, a lovable character with a real cockney sense of humour, he always showed cheek and always wore a smile. He served in the army in the First World War, thankfully he was one of the fortunate to make it though this most unforgettable period in our history.

6 comments:

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Louise, thanks for stopping by my blog, glad I've found yours now. Loved seeing the photos of great-grandparents, especially the hairstyles and clothes. Will be visiting again for sure!
Lucy

Lynda said...

I love looking through old photos especially on rainy afternoons, and like you, usually shed at least a tear or two. ~ hugs, Lynda xo

Sandra Evertson said...

It is so cool to see old photos of people, makes you realize all the old photos have families and histories, lucky you to have such treasures of your heritage!
Sandra Evertson

Katherines Dream said...

He really does look like a cheeky lad.
I love these old stories. My Grandad was a boy from the East Lane, SE London. He had a few tales to tell.

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Louise,
Love the photo's of your family, how lucky you are to have them. Come on over for a visit and meet the pig you asked me about.

Kim ~ "HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

I love the picture of your Grampy and Old Nan...don't you just love old pictures? I've been trying to display more of them in my home.