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Great Aunt Josies Shop!


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swindon wilts

My Great Aunt Josie was my mums sister...her and her Brother Les ran a thriving shop and gardening buisness in Botley Hampshire for many years...as i was braught up in care i didnt trace my parents until i was 27 years old...but my dads family were amazingley warm and the family are steeped in Hampshire tradition...my great grandad came over to England and was a nomadic horse trader in the New Forest.
I have an account with Francis Frith books...i would recomend a look on there website,its full of brilliant photos and memories from any Town ,City or Village in England...anyway i left a messege asking if anyone remembered my great aunt and to my suprise a lady got back to me with an amazing account of her,her brother and you could almost be in that shop...alas i never did get to meet her..it was too late but this memory was brilliant for me...i hope you people didnt mind me letting you have a read....be warned it is abit drawn out though....thanks Lee.