Sunday, 28 March 2010

Mum,Joanne,Mandy,David,Robert and Andy
Me and nan,I was balder then than I am now!
Mandy and I think that is Janey on her lap
Dad in the garden1956
This is a picture of uncle jack with his class mates at school,third row up,fourth one in from left.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Frederick Arthur Saggers

This is the only photograph I have got of our Great Grandfather Frederick Arthur Saggers,he worked with horses as a coachman and as a groom,I have researched him and his family  quite thoroughly and so did Sylvie and we could never find a record of his marriage to our Great Grandmother Minnie Dyer Martin ,when the 1911 census was released that gave me confirmation that they had  never got round to getting married,the section for how long they had been married had been left blank! you will find a copy of the 1911 census return on this website that I posted a while ago.
  Minnie Martin came from a middle class  family ,her Father Alfred Martin worked for his wife's Aunt who owned a large Drapers shop in Islington ,his wife whose name was Emma Bennett Worth (our great great grandmother) she was the daughter of William Worth who was a Superintendant Wesleyan minister,Emma had also been working for her aunt so I assume that is how her and Alfred met,Emma died quite young and Alfred re-married twice more,his third wife was forty years younger than him!
the version I got from Mum about Frederick Saggers was he got a job working in the Print and lost his hand in an industrial accident,for which he recieved industrial compensation,soon after receiving the money,he left Minnie and the children,I have not so far traced where he went afterwards,I will keep you posted if I find out.
another interesting thing about him was he had a brother born three years previous to him by the same parents  named Frederick William!

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

This picture was took the same day as Andy's
this is a picture of Nanny's brother James Jelley (uncle Jim) it was taken October 10th 1944

Grandad Saggers

Does anyone know who these two ladies were with Nan ?
Nan and Grandad with Mum,aunty Rose and Aunty Betty,not a great picture of Mum!
does anyone know where this was took?

Friday, 12 March 2010

Auntie Eve, Bet, Andy and Joe


When my eldest boy Joe was about two and a half, Auntie Eve came up to South Yorkshire to visit. here she is with me(Andy) , Joe and Betty. I love this picture, everyone looks so happy!

Family Photo At Auntie Joan's Late 60's?


My Mum, Betty has had this in her photo box for years and years. I'm there at Nan's left knee pulling a face with my brother Rob on my right and Rosa in front of him staring intently at the camera. Mandy is looking the wrong way and Jo has her hand to her mouth.!Lots of others to spot. Just about to post this, hope it works!

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

my sister Jo and my daughter Beccy
Mandy Janet me and Jo
This is my favourite picture of Dad
This is one of my favourite pictures of Mum

Monday, 8 March 2010

Uncle Bert on the beach when he was in the army,
I don't know where this was took,probably abroad,

Uncle Tom, Aunt Bet and Aunty Eve at Swift Lane

Tuesday, 23 February 2010


A fragment of some of Auntie Joan's emotive poetry, reminiscent of Robert Frost in style & content.                             This email was sent to Ivor by my sister Mandy soon after Mum died .














Auntie Bet, Dad, Tommy & Hilary, circa 1991.

Monday, 22 February 2010

My Grandaughter Nickie(Billie's daughter) and Joannes son Jack aged 3


This is a picture of my Grandaugter Nickie and Johanne's son Jack when they were both aged 3 ,if you look at the picture I have used at the begining of the webpage of our Mum's and Dad's when they were children you will see that my Mum was wearing a similar hat to what Nickie was wearing and they are the spitting image of each other;
by the way while I am on the subject of the title picture does anyone know who the girl on the far left was,I think it must have been Nannie's sister Aunty Ag,who was a couple of years older than Aunty Eve,or her sister Margaret?

Sunday, 21 February 2010
















Auntie Bet, me & Sylvie at Clive's 40th birthday party, Hyde, Manchester, April, 1997.

Jenny, me & Diane Saggers at Cormorant Court, Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, circa 1964.




















Jenny & I at Cormorant Court, Rosendale Road, West Dulwich, circa 1964.

Found this leaflet in a magazine many years ago, advertising a 'Toby Jug' in the name of 'Albert Sagger' (no 's' at the end). He looks suspiciously like a 'Saggers' to me!

Friday, 12 February 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Janet,Tony,Sylvie,Peter and me 1955

me picking flowers 1953

Mum and Dad 1947

The man on the right of this picture is Uncle Jim Jelley,he was Nannies brother


Tony and Jean on their wedding day


Aunty Bet with Andy Robert Rosa,Mandy and Johanne Derbyshire 1964

Wednesday, 10 February 2010
















Mum and Dad's wedding day, 27th March, 1948.





















Mum, Mark & Diane, circa 1956.






















Diane, Clive & Jenny at Rosendale flats, West Dulwich, circa 1962.














Diane Goodman, aged 6 months, taken 22nd April, 1954.




















Diane Goodman aged 11 months, taken on 3rd September, 1954.
















Reverse of following picture of Mark.

Mark, aged 5.5 years, 1954.















Mum helping out with the war effort, 4th from right, circa 1942.