The Bradley Diamond Wedding 1952
We do not know who most of the people are in this picture of the guests at their Diamond Wedding Anniversary celebration in 1952.
Were Catherine’s Simpson siblings or her Whitehill cousins there? Perhaps William’s siblings were guests.
1. Irene Lewcock née Harrison
2. Lesley Lewcock
3. Nicholas Bradley
4. Alma Bradley née Neave
5. Violet Bradley
10. Alice Lewcock née Bradley
12. Dawn Lewcock née de Fraine
13. Caroline Lewcock
14. Catherine Bradley née Simpson
15. William Eli Bradley
16. Robert Bradley
30. Betty Lewcock née Rich
47. Derek Coles
48. Alan Lewcock
49. John Lewcock
51. Frank Bradley
A quick query of my family tree software shows me that of those who have an occupation entered, I have 32 smiths or related occupations of whom 8 are blacksmiths, 2 gunsmiths, 3 silversmiths, and 4 whitesmiths and also some charcoal burners.
Of those, 4 of the blacksmiths, and one gunsmith, are my direct ancestors from the Hampshire/Surrey/Sussex border, more or less following the route north along today’s A3 and A31 from Westbourne near Havant via Bramshott to Farnham and south from near Odiham to Farnham.
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