Every picture tells a story

Arthur Gee in his cottage in Fifield early 1900s

In our last issue we featured an archive item about the Townsends, an article that included the photo shown here.  Within days of publication, we received a message from Milton resident Julie Hemming, who recognized the elderly gentleman gazing into the hearth as her great grandfather.  Very soon afterwards, local builder Martin Townsend read the article with great interest before noting that the lady named there as Winifred Townsend was, in fact, his grandmother, Mildred Townsend. This all goes to show that even articles like this, written over 40 years ago, have local resonance and bring back a fund of memories.

August-September 2021