Author Archives: Ian Dodson Snr

Dodson Family History

Having spent a considerable amount of time over the past few months, often late into the night, scanning old photographs and typing copious notes, I have now produced a Dodson Family History. This document of 50 pages includes 9 generations … Continue reading

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Meeting David Jones after 60 years!

Theresa and I travelled by train from Woking to London to meet David, my mother’s first cousin, on 19th Sept 05.We met at the Family Records Centre in Myddleton St. This was the first time we had met in over … Continue reading

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Visit Yaxley and meet Margaret Long

Theresa and I were delighted that we included Yaxley on our itinerary. We met Margaret Long, a wonderful lady, in her home and she made us very welcome. We discussed the Dodson family over tea and she was able to … Continue reading

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Meeting James Dodson for the first time.

While on holidays in the UK Theresa and I visited Bath on Sat 24th Sept 05. We followed the directions given by James and having parked the car we met James Dodson on the street. He brought us back to … Continue reading

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Finding a Dodson cousin in Bath

I joined the Huntingdonshire Family History Society in Dec 2004 hoping to make use of the society records and member services to further explore the origins of the Dodsons of Yaxley. Little did I think that within 6 months I … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Jones’

When Theresa and I were in London in 2004 we visited my mother’s first cousin Don Jones in Dagenham. This led to a contact with Don’s brother David who was also researching his own family history. Since then we have … Continue reading

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At the graveside in Bari, Southern Italy

It was with some apprehension that I approached the War Cemetary in Bari. This was the end of a long promised journey. Such a peaceful place, so many headstones, all these young men, what a waste. Theresa and I searched … Continue reading

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