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Horace Halke


swindon wilts
Hi everyone....i recieved a lovely letter from my Auntie Betty with some nice clips of a relly of mine...Horace Halke.
He is the nephew of my Great grandad George Halke.
Frank Halke was the father of the man in the picture Horace.....a fair few Halks went down to celebrate near Woking with him....my nan Henrietta Halke was born in the area....many lived and died in the Woking/Walton area.
Not a common name....i thought it was German or something like that but it is in fact an ancient English name.
Sadly because i didn't really get to know my parents untill late in life many of my rellys get sent to me through the post....like Horace!
But my mums sister Betty is brilliant at keeping me in the picture....talking of which sorry about the quality aboveredf)

Horace lives in Byfleet these days..during the second world war he cycled 42 miles a day to work in munitions and was in the home Guard....lets not forget he was a young boy during WW1:eek:

I am thinking of trying to arrange a visit to Horace if i can.....in the meantime all i can say is Happy Birthday Horace.
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He is the son of my great Grandads Brother.

So if you say so Gibbo:2fun:...i am terrible at working out stuff like that though i just talked to my Aunt on the phone....she is 83 going on 43 and she tells me that she can remember Horace from when she was a kid.....he had a hard life...his only daughter had Downs Syndrome and his wife died aged just 49.
His daughter lived to the ripe old age of 68 which is very old to people with Downs....my auntie remembers her as la lovely bubbly girl/lady who dealt with life with a happy personality.
My mums sister Betty has been brilliant helping me with the Halke line....i often ring and tell her things now that she didn't know when i find them online:)

What a life Horace has lead and is still leading.
Hi Jay.....uploaded a better version courtesy of my daughter Sinead doing her stuff!

Halke is old English most probably Norse(so origanally Danish?) of course meaning dwelling place or place to live.
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