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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Tuesday Treasure

Because I can't show you what I am sewing  (birthday and Christmas presents) I decided to link up to Melody's Tuesday Treasure.

The Treasure I have to show you today is the only picture I have of my Grandfather.  It's quite a sad story, but also something I am extremely proud of.



On the 9th July 1912 there was a major disaster at Cadeby Main Colliery, Yorkshire, England.  The first explosion killed 35 men, 53 died in the second explosion, more died from their injuries in the following weeks and months.  My Grandfather had finished his work and got out safely after the first explosion, he then volunteered to go down with the rescue party, he was killed in the second explosion.   My Grandmother was left with 2 children under 4 and one on the way (my Mum).  My Mum never knew her Dad.

As I was writing this I decided to check the internet to make sure I had my facts right when I found this:-

https://sites.google.com/site/conisbroughlocalhistory/denaby-and-cadeby-collieries/1912-cadeby-colliery-disaster/heroes-and-victims-of-the-disaster/davis-william-charles

William Davis was my Grandfather.  He was a hero.  He was 26 years old when he died.

It was quite a shock to click on this link and suddenly see his face, I haven't seen this article before, I knew all about him going back down the mine, and that he was a hero,  but I had no idea he was a footballer, or that he was so well known.  I emailed my brother to see if he knew about it, his reply was "I am gob smacked!"  LOL

I can only imagine what my Grandmother's life must have been like from that moment on.  There was no Social Security  in those days, a relief fund was set up and she got 5 shillings a week and 1 shilling for each child under the age of 14, so 7 to 8 shillings (about 35p-40p now) a week to feed and clothe them all.....but she was not alone, 63 women had lost their husbands and 132 children had lost their fathers.

I have the original picture, the one above is a copy I had done and framed it's on my wall together with an original poem of the visit to Cadeby Main by the King and Queen after the disaster.


This year it's  the 100 year anniversary of the disaster, there is going to be a Commemoration Day and there is going to be a permanent memorial at the cemetery to the victims of the disaster.  I am not sure if I am going to be able to go to the Commemoration Day, but I know next time I am in the UK I will definitely be going to the cemetry to look at the memorial.


Have a happy Tuesday!!

Hugs Linda xx









Sunday, 25 March 2012

Awards

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Pippa at Pippa's Patch, thank you Pippa for thinking about my little blog.

I have thought about this long and hard, and I have been looking for other Blogs to pass this on to, but to be honest I am finding it so time consuming, The rules are to pass the Award on to Blogs with less than 200 followers.   Searching through Blogs to try and find people with less than 200 followers on a lovely sunny day is just not going to happen.

I really appreciate that people think about me for these Awards, but I don't blog to receive awards and I am finding I am not enjoying doing them, I am finding it a chore and that's not why I do my Blog.

So, I have made the decision to make my Blog a No Awards Blog.  If I offend someone because of this, I am sorry, but life is too short to spend time doing things I don't want to do..... my blog is for fun and that's what it is going to be.

I found this button at http://ourworldwideclassroom.blogspot.fr/2010/07/award-free-blog.html if anyone else wants to use it


Happy Sunday!!

Hugs Linda xx

Friday, 9 March 2012

Surprise!!

I have a problem.  This morning I got a parcel in the post, I love getting parcel's in the post....here is what was in it...


Now, I am sure you are wondering how this can be a problem, well, the problem is, I don't know who sent it!  There was no card, no note and no sender's address.....nothing.

So, please please please, if you are the person who sent this to me please let me know as I would like to thank you for them.

Update....I think I may have sorted this...managed to find out they are all Art Gallery Fabrics, about three weeks ago on FB they were giving away scraps....all you had to do was email your address, I guess I must have won some!!!!!

Sam is enjoying our sunshine........


...........peel me a grape someone.....

Hugs Linda

xxxxx



Friday, 2 March 2012

Red and Yellow.....

No, I am not "Singing a Rainbow", that is the colour of my latest quilt/tablecloth.  I wanted something to match my kitchen, and as most of you know it has bright yellow walls.



I even tried doing feathers on the border..... I need more practice.


I used Butterscotch and Roses from Fig Tree and


Oasis by 3 Sisters


I love these fabrics, I think this is the first time I have used 3 sisters, it won't be my last.  

All together now.............

"Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue, I can sing a rainbow........"

Oh don't you just love it when someone does that.....  :-)

Have a fabulous weekend.

Hugs Linda xx
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