Weardale was a lovely place to visit, especially in the summer, with its extensive gardens in secluded woodlands, and Audrey and Doug were the perfect hosts. See also this page for photos of the family in these gardens. On this page, we have collected the slides Percy took of the flowers all in one place.
Maud and Percy brought up their 4 children in Carshalton Beeches at 10 Willis Avenue. Unfortunately, no photos exist of the interior but on this page, we have the best photo taken of the house. Date: From the date Dennis gave for this car, this must have been taken in the 1930s.
Audrey and Doug married on 4 June 1949 and moved to Weardale Cottages in 1959 with Susan Anne Evans (nee Sue Burbidge). Situated in the woodland grounds of the demolished stately home Weardale House, on the top of Toy’s Hill, near Westerham in Kent, Audrey and Doug worked with the owner (the National Trust) to […]
Here is Richard Henri Evans – Percy’s Father born in 1865, married to Florence Minnie Ducket. Richard passed away in 1952. My Great Grandma (Florence Evans, Percy’s mother) 1863 – 1947. He died at the age of 87 (1865 – 1952) having outlived her by 5 years. She lived to 84.
Percy took photos, and made up slides, showing Stephen Last’s development, as compiled below:
Margaret and Dig (William Last) cut the cake at their wedding reception. At Carshalton Beeches Baptist Church
Maud and Percy were married during the 1st World War in 1915. A marriage which lasted 49 years, until Percy’s death in 1964. Sue says: Photo of wedding Percy and Maudon reverse it says 17/7/15 also in my Dad’s handwriting “Oval Road”, “39 Anderson Road”.
Percy’s Snaps of His Family are particularly interesting with posed images and images of the children in fancy dress costumes.
These slides are first of all Jeannette and Dennis as a couple. The first must have been taken during or soon after WW2. There is then a progression of family portraits as the family grows up.
Percy created Magic Lantern Slides showing Dennis and Jeannette’s children during their first stay in Australia in (1959). Their second Ocean Liner trip in 1964 was to include a stay for both of them in Adelaide, but Percy suffered a fatal heart attack in Johannesburg and as a consequence only Maud made it to see […]
Norah and Allan Ramsey slide compilation. Norah was one of Maud’s sisters. She got to know Allan during the First world War when she participated in an effort to improve moral during WW1. Ladies were asked to volunteer to write to service men away from home, as pen-pals. They exchanged letters and became fond of […]
Margaret Last (Evans) (My Mother) features almost as often as Maud in Percy’s slides. That’s not unexpected, as she was his only daughter and the youngest. Here is a compilation of Margaret’s photos.