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Winnifrith family history mystery - another photo riddle

I described the other day my researches into, inter alia, the big mystery in my family – who was Edith Maude Winnifrith, my great grandmother? She was certainly illegitimate but who were are parents? Is her mother really Edith Wingfield Digby?  I continue to go through the papers of her son, Sir John Winnifrith, and stumble across this photo marked up on the back, in Sir John’s writing, “my mother?”

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Can my wretched Tory MP in Wrexham, Sarah Atherton justify the Orwellian behaviour of the local Police?

I have already apologised for, in 2019, supporting Ms Atherton, a careerist lady who deserves unemployment in four years time. I have asked her on Twitter if she endorses what you can see below and natch’ she will not reply. Yet again we see Policemen (or in this case women) drunk on emergency Covid lockdown powers and behaving in a way we thought we would be never see in Britain. North Wales Police you are a disgrace.

Monday 1 March 2021

Spot the tolerant progressive in 2021 contest - the great Candace Owens edition

Conservative commentator Candace Owens thinks that a woman has a right not to be beaten up and injured on the sports field by someone who used to be a man. I guess that makes Candace a feminist does it not? As well as a person of colour and a conservative. Meet Kate, a white progressive: she has another way of describing Candace.

Monday 1 March 2021

Does anyone know this woman or more importantly where this picture is and are there more?

I believe that Edith Wingfield Digby (1848-1935) of Coleshill, Sherborne Castle and Bournemouth gave birth to an illegitimate daughter in around 1875 who was my great grandmother Edith Maude Winnifrith, for reasons I partly explain HERE. I may be wrong, only a DNA test can resolve a mystery that has now haunted three generations once and for all. If you search google for pictures of Edith Wingfield Digby you will find an image of a stout old lady, the patron of several homes she founded in Dorset to care for fallen women. She had an interest in the subject. But there is just one I discovered of Edith as a younger lady which you can see below. The man who uploaded it is not responding to messages so I wonder does anyone out there know more about the picture below and if there are any others of this woman as a young lady or where the original can be found?

Monday 1 March 2021

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Pirates of the Dee

Some folks accuse me of being a pirate. Au contraire I am quite the law abiding citzen these days except when it comes to daft covid lockdown rules. But there is a pirate at the Welsh Hovel on the banks of the River Dee, one who – like all good pirates – wears Paw Patrol socks and a dinosaur top.

Monday 1 March 2021

Photo article from the Welsh Hovel - biting the asbestos bullet day 2: Sunday

As you can see below, the work that started yesterday is done, the ghastly asbestos shed is no more. You now have a clear view all the way up the vegetable garden, what was the jungle, with this horror removed.

Sunday 28 February 2021

Photo article: and you thought baby mats were meant for ...babies?

Do not tell Quincey, the larger and lazier of our two cats, who should be lying on the baby mat. When not sleeping in the baby chair, he has a new place to catch forty winks as you can see below. As for baby Jayarani: well that is not HIS problem is it?

Sunday 28 February 2021

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Biting the asbestos bullet day 1 - Saturday

The workers arrived at 7 and the skip shortly afterwards with the first project the removal of the asbestos shed at the bottom of the vegetable garden, the area formerly known as the jungle. Notwithstanding my work into the early hours on family papers, I’d set an alarm and was there at the outset to make coffee for all.

Sunday 28 February 2021

The family papers – a night of revelation and shocks

The Mrs and the children are breaking lockdown rules with her parents and so left to my own devices I stayed up into the small hours combing the family papers picked up from my late father’s house last week. It was a night of shocks and revelation and having discussed the matter with my father’s sister L, I wonder what I should reveal. Perhaps all.

Saturday 27 February 2021

Tom Winnifrith Video Shareshow No 20: 2 hours of gold, flashbacks to 2001, value investing and Kerim Sener

And now from Wales, by just 30 yards, it is my new weekly video show. This costs 99p per episode, and you can either listen to, or watch, some sparky interviews with  Kerim Sener of Ariana Resources (AAU), where I am a loyal shareholder, and then with the sorcerer’s apprentice Steve Moore on the markets and on what he owns. You can access the show HERE 

Saturday 27 February 2021

Getting the Pfizer jab – the experience was truly impressive

I have had Covid so everything tells me that I am already as immune as someone who has had the jab. I believe that jabbing me is therefore utterly pointless. But I can see that if I want to make it to Greece this summer, I will almost certainly need a Covid passport so on that basis I jumped at the chance to get the jab. The NHS showed its usual efficiency by contacting me five times by mail, text (twice) and email about the whole matter.

Friday 26 February 2021

Photo Article from the Welsh Hovel: Biting the asbestos bullet at last

Enough is enough. It is time to clear this place of asbestos. I have got a quote and a reputable firm and this weekend it is, nearly, all going. The red-flagged sites are below.

Thursday 25 February 2021

In the face of the Covid emergency the NHS (envy of the world) deals with really matters: pronouns

The NHS, the envy of the world please do not mention Mid Staffs, is – as we are always told – underfunded and staffed by heroes. But as I have noted before, it does employ some folk to tweet the most almighty piffle out into the wider world. Today, the envy of the world addresses the BIG issue we all grapple with: misgendering. I present the tweet below, with no need for additional comment. 

Thursday 25 February 2021

Reading the family papers: it is easy to be reduced to tears

Among those things I collected from the house of my late father in Shipston yesterday were some ancient photo albums and several boxes of family papers and documents. I have started reading but these things almost make me tearful.  

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Never has so much self promoting piffle been crammed into just two minutes: well done Harry & Meghan

In case you missed it, this is the promo for Harry & Meghan’s new podcast. So much piffle crammed into just two minutes and it is all about how THEY are going to make the world better. One wonders what folks like Phil the Greek thought when they heard this? As a committed Republican, I do wish these ghastly folk would come back to Britain as soon as possible.

Tuesday 23 February 2021
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