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Another century, another country

I have been admiring photos of late-summer flowers and harvests on blogs from the northern hemisphere, a far cry from our abnormally hot and dry spring. As respite from our drought here in South Africa, I dug out some old family photographs of country living in English villages in the first half of the 20th century. Continue reading “Another century, another country”

Gypsy clothes pegs

I inherited these clothes pegs from my British grandmother. She lived in a village in the Wye River valley in Herefordshire and she bought these handmade pegs from Gypsies who sold them door to door. It is likely that she bought these in the 1930s before the war, or should I say between the wars, the two World Wars that is. Continue reading “Gypsy clothes pegs”

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