As the digital member of my family all the masses of research collected by my family fell on me and it became my duty to protect it!
On my mother's side, I come from the Hunter and Gartside clan. Herbert Hunter (born 29th November 1912 in Ossett), died two years before I was born in March 1983 of a heart attack. He was a public health inspector.
The Hunter family tree is traced back only 3 generations.
He married Frieda Gartside (born 9th February 1926 in Holt). They lived in Macclesfield and later Leicester and Sheringham in Norfolk. Frieda would later die of lung cancer in January 1989 in Ashton-U-Lyme.
The Gartside family tree can be traced back to Henry Gartside in 1526.
Herbert and Frieda had four children - Anthony, Kathryn (my mother), Richard and Julia.
I was quite fortunate on my father's side to be gifted two grandparents who have been a big part of my life. Joan Bagg was born on the 2nd August 1930 to Ivor Bagg (1905) and Violet Franklin. She had one sibling John Bagg.
The Bagg family tree is traced back only 3 generations.
Ian Lyall Robson born in 1928 in Port Talbot, married Joan on the 20th February 1954 (which would soon become my birthday).
They had two children - my father - Andrew Lyall and Sharman Louise, born in Brigend and Swansea respectively.
Joan sadly passed away in April 2013 with her husband Ian, her brother John, her children and some of her grandchildren by her side. She will always be remembered.