Alice Elizabeth Wass nee Blakesley meeting Queen Mary: This photo was my grandmother meeting Queen Mary. it was taken at an army barracks somewhere in the south of England. My grandfather Harry Wass was in the military.
The man on the left was my great grandfather James Burrows, born in 1886 at Habergham Eaves, Lancashire, England. The stone was taken down to be refurbished. The picture is at Skipton Castle, North Yorkshire and the inscription describes the rebuilding of the Castle after the civil war. The owner at the time was Lady Anne Clifford.
James was my Great grandfather. Born in Ripon workhouse in 1884, son of Henry Wass of Nottingham and Lucy Ann Porteous of Berwick upon Tweed. Henry deserted Lucy and went to Ireland to be with another woman, Lucy and her children had to go into the workhouse. One of her sons Henry Wass died in the Boer war.
William Henry Wass aka Harry: Harry was my grandfather. He was born in Ripon Yorkshire in 1909. His career was in the military and he served in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and also was part of the 8th army in WW2 serving in the middle East. He was in the 13/18th Hussars.
Albert William Webb with his steamroller: Albert was the husband of my great aunt Eva Wass. There was a cab on the back which they lived in while he was working on the roads, Eva travelled with him and their son William was nearly born in the cab until a kind person took pity on Eva and took her into her house to give birth. I believe Albert was one of the workers to tarmac the A1. Albert was born in Worcestershire and Eva was born in Ripon in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
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