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Mother and four kids

A  photo of my mother, Noreen, around 1931 when she would have been 10, with her elder brother, Herbert. They are outside their home, a cottage by Scaleby Moss, near Carlisle, in Cumbria. This photo, which appeared in the Cumberland News, pictures them with their goat...

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Freud’s Begonia

This is a direct descendant of a Begonia that belonged to Sigmund Freud. He gave its ancestor to the world-famous Norwegian opera singer, Kirsten Flagstad. She, in turn, gave it to Bernard Miles, (later Lord Miles) who had supported her in her early career. She also...

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