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Bugle letter led to Wordsley reader finding out about family

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: February 01, 2014

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FIRSTLY may I thank you for printing my Christmas memory and also for the pen and pencil sent as my prize.

My memory story, written through 17-year-ld eyes now 40 years later, has found somebody who knew my Great Aunt Annie Robinson.

I am indebted to Mrs Betty Taylor from Wordsley who sent the article to her friend Angela in Lydbury, North, Shropshire.

Angela knew Annie and tells us that the line of cottages was called Widow's Row although Annie was a spinster.

She also informs me that Annie had a cat called Tammy and could be heard every night calling the cat in. She loved rummage sales and would always show off her new clothes when a purchase was made.

Annie was a regular churchgoer and indeed the vicar, the Rev Gardiner Brown, was indeed instrumental in finding a care home in Bridgnorth when it became apparent she would not be able cope. Angela also says that there were some boys in the village who decorated the house for Annie. One of them is still in the village, now in his 60s!

We knew Annie went to church regularly as she knew where all the family graves were located.

Ironically, her grave is not marked! I feel quite emotional now, not doing more than we did, but Annie was well loved by those around her and kept her independence until the last months of her life.

Thanks Betty, thanks Angela and thanks Bugle.

Chris Robinson,


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