When we were little we would go to see Uncle Bill every now and again. He lived in Stretham with two of his step-daughters and a visit to them at Christmas was especially treasured as “the girls” would produce the most exquisite mince pies & cheese straws! I do have a photo of us with him but it’s fairly blurred and, anyway, my siblings would probably lynch me if I put it up at the side here!
Also born yesterday was James Bradley Freeman, who entered into the world in the Suffolk village of Tuddenham St Mary in 1828, the son of single mother Martha Freeman. Sadly he lived for only two months, in common, alas, with two of his sisters. More about the family another time . . . . !
The walnut tree of the title was prominent in the garden at Reads Street and was still there in the early 1990s.