In the 1890s when our grandmother was a teenager, long before she was our grandmother, she left home and went to live with her Uncle William Barham and Aunt Julia who lived at Geddington.
So we decided to have a look round the village to see if we could find any trace of the Barhams.
First we went to the ancient church and walked round the churchyard reading the gravestones.
|The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Geddington|
Apparently Uncle William and Aunt Julia ran the Geddington village store and the Post Office from the 1890s to the 1920s, so we went there to enquire, but no.... the people who run the Post Office now are new and not familiar with the village. The Post Office building is 17th Century and was once the Royal Oak public house.
|Geddington Post Office|
We went home disappointed but we had a great day exploring Geddington.
But since then I have been in touch via the internet with a couple of people who have been able to supply me with information about the Barhams and a photo of Uncle William's grave in the churchyard.... we probably walked right by it looking the wrong way!
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