Something will go here one day soon...Gaiety, merriment and dancing, etc.


Regular visitors here will have noticed the refurbishment is taking longer than expected.  This is mainly due to me getting very hooked on tracing my family history, which seems to have more skeletons than a medieval plague pit, and as many black sheep as a farm with several black sheep. 

Read about it here.


Seeking help

I would welcome contact from Derek Palmer or Frank Palmer, my cousins, sons of Connie and Victor Hector Palmer, from Stevenage, for any help they can give me from their early memories of their grandmother Kate.  I remember Derek worked in Dar-es-Salaam in the 1960s, and I was a page boy at his wedding to Patricia, nee Green. Also their son Keith Palmer.  My family tree research has lead me to discover information which contradicts things I remember as a child, 40-45 years ago.  My ResourcesPlease contact me here.

Likewise, I would welcome contact from anyone with information about May Frazer Watson, born Hartlepool, 1907-1973.  She also used the surnames Leggett, possibly Lovekin and Rhodes.  I would also like to hear from anyone who knows of Cecil Milton Rhodes, her one-time husband.  Also I welcome information about her late partner Wilfred Peter Lampard, or Aileen Esme Lampard or James Murphy, a friend, or ‘Denyer’, (no other details available).  Also I would like to hear from any family of Thomas William Leggett of Hartlepool in 1927-8, or his father George Daniel Leggett, the latter was deceased by 1921.

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I would also welcome information on John Norman Britton, living in West Hartlepool in the late 1920s.

Are there any descendants of Hartlepool Bulmers and Mowbrays? Please contact me here.

And I’d love to hear from my brother, Graham Peter Watson. 

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Also family of my Uncle Peter Lampard, who lived with May from 1957 to 1973:

Peter Lampard Sr and Annie (nee Blythman) had Annie E in Mar 1915

Peter Lampard Sr and Annie (nee Blythman) had Nellie in Jun 1918

"Uncle Peter" Lampard's mother Annie died in June 1919.

Peter Sr is listed alone in 1919 ER.

His father then remarried ANNIE E Cole in Sep 1919.  Future ER records show Annie ELIZABETH Lampard.

Peter Sr and NEW Annie had Leslie A Lampard in Jun 1921, dying in Sep 1921

They then had William T Lampard in 1926.

Uncle Peter and Aileen Esme Denyer married in Sep 1927, possibly a double wedding with his brother George and 'Miss Brewser'

Peter Sr and NEW Annie had Daisy M Lampard Mar 1928

Uncle Peter and Aileen had Peter B Lampard Dec 1928.

1946 Peter and Aileen had separated.

1950 Uncle Peter was back living with his father, step-mother, sister Nellie, step brother William.  (Where were Aileen and son Peter B?)

1952 William has moved out.  Married Mary Cullington in June.

Jun 1953  LAMPARD Jacqueline A born to William T and Mary Lampard

Dec 1956 LAMPARD Linda S born to William T and Mary Lampard

Jun 1958 Lampard Peter B born to William T and Mary Lampard

1957 Uncle Peter now with Mae/y

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I started this web site in about 1998.  As of Autumn 2016 it is getting its biggest ever refurbishment. 

My goals are to include more current information, more pictures, no dead links, consistent format and typeface, better readability on more screens, and to get rid of characters that display badly.  But no free beer.

It is a bit untidy and experimental ...but just wait...

Text first, then pictures to be replaced.

Then the missing links.