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Monday, 16 August 2010


52 Walks with My Camera 2010 - Week 32

Last week we travelled to Tewin, Hertfordshire to take my parents to the village where my grandmother (my father's mother) was born and grew up. Many generations of Ephgrave before her also lived there. We still have family living in the same cottage today.

The first Saxon invaders called themselves "The Sons of Tew". 'Tew' being the Saxon for God of war.

Cowper Cottages

Dad at the gate to the cottage where his mother was born and brought up. He also lived there for a while during the war. This day out was a real 'trip down memory lane' for Dad.

This is where the village water pump used to be.

This house is where he attended school.

The pub where we sheltered from the rain and enjoyed lunch.

Before walking round the village we spent some time in the church grave yard. Unfortunately we were unable to go in the church but we will visit again soon and arrange to do this before we go.  However we did find quite a few graves with family names. I photographed these graves, so I can see if and where these people fit into our family tree. I plan to do another blog entry on behalf of the new found family members I have made through the genealogy sites and of course my known family members.

Here are pictures of St. Peter's Church and graveyard:

Mum ad Dad

Emily, Me and Alan

These next pictures are of the tomb of Lady Anne Grimston. A legend has grown around this lady that she was a Sadducean and therefore did not believe in the Resurrection of the Dead. She was reputed to have said, "If, indeed, there is life hereafter, trees will render asunder my tomb." For over 200 years trees have forced their limbs through the tomb to raise their branches in rejoicing. This is taken from 'A Visitors Guide to Tewin'.
I have taken more photos of this and will devote a blog entry to these pictures and more of the story.

Looking forward to returning to Tewin and getting to know more, in the mean time I can be searching for some of the names we found in the graveyard to see if they are part of my family tree. Some of them are indeed already there.

Log - 52 Walks with My Camera in 2010 so far:1. Bexleyheath, 2. Woodbridge River Front, 3. Hall Place Greenhouses, 4. Chislehurst, 5. Bluewater, 6. Theatre Land,7. Leeds, 8. Orford, 9. Snape, 10. Chatham,11. Nottingham, 12. Twickenham, 13. Woodbridge. 14. Red House. 15. Debden House. 16. RAF Bentwaters. 17 Friston and Saxmundham. 18. Ufford. 19. Wickham Market. 20. Greenwich Royal Park. 21. Felixstowe. 22. Trafalgar Square to Leicester Square Gardens. 23. Garden. 24. St James' Park. 25. Hall Place Gardens. 26. Moot Hall - Aldeburgh. 27. Shere. 28. Beer. 29. Lyme Regis. 30. Seaton. 31. Butley Priory. 32. Tewin.


  1. what a wonderful day Lynn, those photos are so lovely and your write up is fascinating, I hope you get your return trip soon Hun :)..xxx

  2. some great shots there. Looks like a great day out. Reminds me I must get back into my family history

  3. More to scrap.... :)

    Looks very nice too.


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