Friday, 29 January 2016

A walk down memory lane...

Today I took a trip to Melbourne to attend a seminar (Writing a Non Boring Family History at the Public Record Office Victoria). PROV happens to be just a short walk from the unit I lived in about 18 years ago, so I was back in familiar territory. It struck me as I looked down the street towards my old home that I was living right across the street from the house my great-great grandfather, George Amos, owned! I never knew that at the time, but just last week I discovered some old directories that revealed George Amos' address. It certainly is a small world!


  1. Bill Sumner5/2/16 12:56 pm

    I have photographs of Herbert Bannisters (of Edge House) Grave here in Stretford Cemetery. If they would be of interest to you I could send them with no obligation by email or on Facebook. My interest is just as a local historian and the location of Edge House, now Stretford Grammar School. My email is

    1. I would be very interested in your photographs - Herbert was George Amos' brother. Edge House is also of interest due to the family connections there. How did you become interested in Edge House?

  2. I am happy to see you are still enjoying the family history search! I commented on your blog in 2015 when I was doing some family history research on my Hampson line in Stretford. I have been very busy lately with life changes and haven't had time to revisit my research until today. Something has drawn me in again and I decided to create a blog, as well. What a great way to document the search. I hope all is well with you.