Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Born to be Wild?


My Great-Aunt Gwen (1897-1976) astride her pride and joy.  Gwen carried on riding until of quite advanced years - she would drive around Bristol with her older sister, Alice, in a sidecar.  After an accident she was forced to give up biking and drove a Mini instead.  Neither Gwen or Alice married, but lived behind Alice's grocer's shop until they both died within months of each other in 1976. 

This photograph was sent to me recently after I appealed for information about my family in a local newspaper.  The man who serviced Gwen's car emailed me to say that when the two sisters died he was asked by their younger sister to clear out the garage.  He took her all the documents and photographs he found but she told him to burn them (Aaaaaghhh!!!!).  He couldn't bear to do it and kept them for many years.  However, this was now the only one he could find - he kept it because he like the motorbike!

2 comments:

Judy Webster said...

Great story, great photo, and an especially great title! I have nominated you for the 'One Lovely Blog Award'. Rules for accepting the award are: (1)Accept the award and post it on your blog with the name of the person who granted the award and their blog link. (2)Pass the award on to 15 other blogs that you've newly discovered. (3)Contact those bloggers to let them know they've been chosen for this award. Please visit UK/Australia Genealogy to collect the 'One Lovely Blog Award' badge, which you can use on your blog when you list your 15 nominees.

Dryad said...

Thanks very much - I am delighted!

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