My Family Desk Blog
It is Jonathon and I am starting this blog to help me to write down personal memories and reflections of my family aided by their personal belongings that have been passed down to me. Most of these family belongings are now stored in chests, drawers and cupboards and never see the light of day and would stay there until they are disposed by someone who does not know its story. Now I will have a chance to put them on display to be viewed by our guests who have been intrigued with the family photographs and other memorabilia that are displayed in the dining room.
These family curios will be stored in a late Victorian desk that belonged to my grandfather, Alfred Lloyd that was passed on to my uncle, Douglas Lloyd and then to me. Uncle Doug in his latter years asked me to make sure that I would keep the desk, so it made its way from England to Canada.
This oak desk had been in father's family home since the 1930s , that home is still there at 3 Westway [Lyndhurst], Lower Village, Heswall, Wirral, that was part of Cheshire, UK. The house was sold in 1998 after my Uncle Doug passed away.
Once every so often I will delve into a drawer, cupboard or chest and retrieve a family belonging, photograph it and write about its history and the memories that are connected to it. The memento will then be tagged and placed in the family desk located in the Westways living room and accessible by our guests. We will be pleased if anyone is able to offer further information about the individual mementos or would like to make any comments, may email us at westways [at] shaw [dot] ca.
If perchance if any of these artifacts have any historical value that might be of interest to other people then email us and we will see what might be done with this trove of family history after I am gone.