Ah, so difficult to choose which is my favourite, I am lucky that I have quite a choice of old photographs, mainly from the paternal side.
My paternal grandmother predeceased my grandfather and when he died, my father cleared out their house and brought home all these wonderful photographs. This one is probably one of my favourites; it is of my paternal Great Grandparents, John William Warwick 1859-1930 and Margaret Arnold 1859 -1950. It was taken on the occasion of their Silver Wedding Anniversary in 1907, they were both aged 48.
The story goes that when my mother was pregnant with me my parents could not decide on a name. My Father would come home each day, pat my mum on the stomach and say “How’s our little Nancy today then”, this became such a thing that they decided to call me Nancy. I obviously had other plans and was born 6 weeks early on my Great Grandmother’s birthday and so they named me Margaret in the hope that she would leave her money to me (us) ………not so, but I love the story. As was usual in their time, their eldest son (my Grandfather) was named John Arnold, carrying his mother’s maiden name, this has continued through each generation, my favourite cousin is Arnold, his grandson is Arnold and so it continues.