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January 2015 Meeting Report
« on: February 08, 2015, 02:40:38 PM »

     Nine members and a guest attended the meeting held on 21st January, the theme of which was "Old Family Photographs".

     Several members brought along exhibits from their family albums, which ranged in age from one of the earliest photographs taken in the 1800s right up to the present day.  We heard stories and asked questions about ancestors' exploits in the Navy in the late 1800s, an American adventurer who settled in North Shields and the 1850s and who ended his days in Tynemouth Workhouse, a 1912 family wedding in South Shields, a WWI soldier awarded the Military Medal, followed by Merchant Navy Officers and a ladies' day charabanc trip, both of which were believed to have been taken in the early 1930s.

     An interesting and lively discussion followed, one of the aspects of which brought to the fore the many characteristics we inherit from our forefathers.