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18th Century Map of Cambridgeshire
18th Century Map of Cambridgeshire
 
 
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Ashington Road
Ashington Road
Ashington Road where William Edward Turner and family lived in 1901 
 
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Glendarvon Street,Fulham
Glendarvon Street,Fulham
Where William Edward Turner senior, Amy,Ada,May,Leslie and William Edward Turner junior lived in 1911. 
 
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Christmas 1930 at Beckenham
Christmas 1930 at Beckenham
Amy Turner nee Bassett,William Edward Turner 1867-1938,May Turner and Edith Turner nee Tidy at 113 Stanhope Road,Beckenham.Christmas 1930 or 1931. 
 
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Edith with baby
Edith with baby
Edith Turner nee Tidy with daughter Pat 
 
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Edith with Pat,duck and chickens
Edith with Pat,duck and chickens
When householders were urged to grow their own food and keep small livestock William Edward Turnerbecame an enthusiastic smallholder with ducks,chickens and rabbits replacing the fancy pigeons and budgerigars he kept before the war. Unfortunately his wife Edith and his daughters treated them all as pets so that they were never knowingly eaten. 
 
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Church Walk, East Malling looking towards the church of St James the Great.
Church Walk, East Malling looking towards the church of St James the Great.
The picture shows the green on the left and the entrance to the tea room of the East Malling Stores on the right. The stream that ran through the garden of the Stores emerged under a boundary wall at the side of this road and a protective railing had been erected to prevent church goers falling in. This was a favourite place for Rosalie Turner as she would liked to sit on the rail,grasping it tightly and swing herself upside down and up the other side.

The Stores is now the Nasima Tandoori Indian Restaurant 
 
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Edith with Gibby
Edith with Gibby
Edith Turner nee Tidy at Gibby's Cottage with Gibby the donkey 
 
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Edith and Rosalie with Gibby
Edith and Rosalie with Gibby
Edith Turner nee Tidy with daughter Rosalie and Gibby the donkey at at Gibby's Cottage. 
 
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Edie and Eddie Turner in the garden of Gibby's Cottage soon after they moved in.
"Edie" and "Eddie" Turner in the garden of Gibby's Cottage soon after they moved in.
 
 
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Gibby's Cottage about 1963
Gibby's Cottage about 1963
Gibby's Cottage when the Turner's and their daughter Pat were marooned there by snow which drifted and at one time came near to the top of the groundfloor windows. 
 
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Edith in the marketplace at Milton Keynes
Edith in the marketplace at Milton Keynes
Edith Turner nee Tidy in Milton Keynes when she was about 83 
 
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113 Stanhope Grove about 1930
113 Stanhope Grove about 1930
The front of 113 Stanhope Grove showing the new garden constructed by William Edward Turner 
 
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1841 Census of Stapleford
1841 Census of Stapleford
Page from the enumerators book of the 1841 census of England showing Ann Turner in Stapleford with her four sons William,Edward,Charles and Thomas.Thomas senior had died in 1839. 
 
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A convict ship arriving at Sydney
A convict ship arriving at Sydney
Drawing of the arrival at Sydney in the National
Library of Australia.

William and James Griggs travelled together on a convict ship named The Mangles and arrived at Sydney in July 1837. James was father to Hannah Griggs and father-in law to William Turner b 1830. 
 
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A Scintilla Foreign White cat
A Scintilla Foreign White cat
Pat Turner bred pedigree cats from about 1961 to 1992. She was interested in colour genetics and developed several new breeds and colour varieties during that time.The first of these was the Foreign White(White Siamese). 
 
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A V1 Flying Bombs- a doodlebug in flight
A V1 Flying Bombs- a "doodlebug" in flight
 
 
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A view of Bluntisham looking from the end of the village towards the St Ives Road and the thirteenth century St Mary's Church.
A view of Bluntisham looking from the end of the village towards the St Ives Road and the thirteenth century St Mary's Church.
 
 
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Air Raid Wardens practising with the stirrup pump.
Air Raid Wardens practising with the stirrup pump.
William Edward Turner practised with his fellow wardens and his stirrup pump saved his house in Stanhope Road when an incendiary bomb landed on the roof. 
 
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Alvar Liddell reads the midnight BBC news
Alvar Liddell reads the midnight BBC news
The adults of the family invariably listened to the BBC midnight news. The BBC news was always followed by "The National Anthem" and as the house was terraced and the "wireless" was against a neighbours wall there was an occasion when the neighbours arrived at the door to celebrate. Having heard the National Anthem through the wall they thought that the war was over. 
 
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Amy Armour
Amy Armour
Amy as a young woman. Amy is a daughter of Ada Amy Turner 
 
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Art School Days
Art School Days
Pat Turner in the Life Room at Maidstone School of Art.She shared a flat (room!) with Margaret Clarke who made this drawing. 
 
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Auxiliary Fire Service engine leaving its station
Auxiliary Fire Service engine leaving its station
The AFS had a station at the top of Stanhope Grove and the sound of their clanging bells was heard repeatedly during the nights of the blitz 
 
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Bluntisham Chapel as it is today
Bluntisham Chapel as it is today
 
 
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Bluntisham Chapel in the 1940s
Bluntisham Chapel in the 1940s
The Reverend Kirby and his family(and Pat) lived next door to the Chapel at The Manse.  
 
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Bluntisham High Street.
Bluntisham High Street.
Pat Turner was evacuated to Bluntisham about May 1942 at the end of the blitz and stayed with the Rev Kirby and his family at the Manse.She returned home about a year later and went back,with Rosalie, just after the V2 rocket attacks
re-commenced. At the time of the second evacuation they stayed with their grandmother who had been in the village throughout the war.While they were in Bluntisham in 1945 their parents sold the Beckenham house and moved to East Malling. 
 
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Bofors Gun
Bofors Gun
One of the anti-aircraft guns sited near to Stanhope Grove 
 
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Bombed Out
Bombed Out
The Turners lived in Beckenham during the second world war and their road was quite severely damaged. The only direct hit on the house was an incendiary bomb which Eddie was able to deal with by stirrup pump. However their terrace of five houses took three hits overall with a high explosive in the entry way to the recreation ground next to 110 and a another high explosive which failed to go off next door at 114. This is a lady describing her experience of being bombed . 
 
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Carrie
Carrie
Carrie Burgess great great granddaughter of Ann Eliza Griggs b 1870 and related by marriage to William Turner b 1830 
 
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Cartoon of Barrage Balloon
Cartoon of Barrage Balloon
Barrage Balloons were flying all around the Beckenham area and were a particular source of wonderment to Rosalie Turner who was about 4 years old 
 
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Champion Scintilla Apollo
Champion Scintilla Apollo
From the first Siamese litter Pat Turner bred in 1963 came Lilac Pointed Scintilla Apollo,later to become a Champion.He was owned by Mrs Dora Clarke 
 
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Convocation Day
Convocation Day
William Edward Turner 1902 with Pat at the Albert Hall after the award of her post graduate degree from the Royal College of Art in 1956 
 
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Crystal Palace on fire 1936
Crystal Palace on fire 1936
The Crystal Palace Fire in 1936.Alice Tidy nee Fletcher and her granddaughter Pat watched the fire from Alice's bedroom window in Stanhope Grove,Beckenham. 
 
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Dig For Victory
Dig For Victory
A WW2 Slogan encouraging householders to grow their own food and to keep small livestock. William Edward Turner took this slogan as his own and had an allottment and part of an absent neighbour's garden as well as his previously existing garden. He kept rabbits and chickens,grew his own vegetables and maintained a local collecting point for animal feeds to supply their neighbouring livestock keepers.Unfortunately his wife and daughters refused to eat the home reared chickens and rabbits when they came to the table. 
 
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East Sussex Champions again. 2007
East Sussex Champions again. 2007
Jamie Kay - at front,far right 
 
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Farm Cove,New South Wales,Australia
Farm Cove,New South Wales,Australia
Farm Cove to where William Griggs was assigned on arrival at Port Jackson aboard the convict ship The Mangles in July 1837.

William left a wife and four children behind in England. William was the uncle to Hannah Griggs who married William Turner in 1852. Hannah's father James Griggs was transported on the same ship. 
 
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Flying Bombs on Beckenham
Flying Bombs on Beckenham
Pat and Rosalie Turner were too young to appreciate the danger posed by flying bombs and on an occasion when Pat was on a bus to visit the Odeon cinema in Beckenham she was astounded to see her mother cycling wildly behind the bus after her. This was because a flying bomb was overhead and the engine had just cut out.

Subsequently Pat and her friends developed a game where they would walk to Beckenham town centre via the road shelters en route to see how far they could get without being caught in the open when a doodlebug bug engine cut out.  
 
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Gas Mask Poster
Gas Mask Poster
These were to be seen everywhere the Turner family went in Beckenham and people carried their gas masks with them wherever they went.Rosalie was just old enough to escape the awful contraptions issued for babies under two but was given instead a peculiar affair with flippers at the nose. Both girls had smart "leather" cases for their masks and luminous false flower buttonholes to wear in the blackout.  
 
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Guarding the remains of a Doodlebug
Guarding the remains of a Doodlebug
A policeman guards the remains of one of the first doodlebugs to hit London. Beckenham was the home of the Turner family and suffered quite badly from Doodlebug attack. 
 
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Hannah Griggs with her mother and stepfather in Stapleford in the 1851 census
Hannah Griggs with her mother and stepfather in Stapleford in the 1851 census
Hannah's father James Griggs had been transported to Australia and her mother Sarag Griggs married Thomas Dean in 1843. Hannah later married William Turner 
 
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Instructions for a Safe Room about 1938
Instructions for a "Safe Room" about 1938
 
 
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Katie's first puppy
Katie's first puppy
John & Pat owned an Italian Greyhound "Katie".This was Katie's first puppy. 
 
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Kevin 2005
Kevin 2005
 
 
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Kevin and Karen on their wedding day
Kevin and Karen on their wedding day
 
 
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Lake George showing sheep grazing at the edge
Lake George showing sheep grazing at the edge
On arrival at Port Jackson,Australia in the prison ship, James was assigned to W B Dobson at Lake George,NSW. Lake George is between Canberra and Goulburn.James was second great grandfather to Rosalie and Pat Turner 
 
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Lesson in the air raid shelter
Lesson in the air raid shelter
Pat's school in Beckenham often held lessons in the air raid shelters during the second world war.  
 
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Letter from Clementine Churchill (back)
Letter from Clementine Churchill (back)
At their Christmas Party in Beckenham in 1941 Edith dressed her daughters in grass skirts,stained their bodies brown and accompanied them on the piano while they danced to the tune of Oh By Jingo. After the performance a collection was taken for the "Aid to Russia" fund. This is the letter of thanks received by Clementine Churchill. 
 
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Letter from Clementine Churchill (front)
Letter from Clementine Churchill (front)
 
 
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Maidstone Museum,Library and School of Art as it was in the 1940s
Maidstone Museum,Library and School of Art as it was in the 1940s
Pat attended the Maidstone School of Art from 1948.  
 
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Make do and Mend Poster from the Second World War
Make do and Mend Poster from the Second World War
Housewives were encourage to mend clothes rather than replace them,to turn sheets "sides to middles" when they became worn and to generally use every scrap of material already owned rather than to buy new. Dorothy was expert at this and Pat and Rosalie received several wonderful new dresses made from the cuttings of dresses made for her shop "Janet's". 
 

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