Monday, 24 July 2017

The Turners of Kettering




From weaver, Edward Turner c.1760-1819/1832, to myself, nine generations of direct descendants and their families have all resided in the parish of Kettering, Northamptonshire.

The Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul, Kettering, viewed from Sheep Street. Photo: Chlo 

The Parish Church of SS Peter & Paul, Kettering, viewed from Market Walk. Photo: Chlo


Chapel of Rest, London Road Cemetery, Kettering. Graveyard of SS Peter & Paul. Photo: Chlo




Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Some Parents

All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.