Sunday, September 09, 2018

Herry Lawford's Archive Index

Patrick Lawford 1914-2002
Annette Lawford 1911-1998
Family History
Lawford Family History
The Drapers' Livery Company
Pugh Evans Family History
Pugh Evans Family History - the Lovesgrove Line
The Powell Edwards Line
Lawford Ancestors
Edward Lawford 1787 - 1864
Edward Acland Lawford and his Descendants
HF Lawford 1851 - 1925
General Sir Sydney Lawford 1865 - 1953
Maternal Grandparents
Sir Arundel Arundel 1843 - 1922
Col AJ Pugh 1871 - 1923
Marian 'Nina' Lady Herbert 1874 - 1967
Paternal Grandparents
John Lawford 1811 - 1875
Capt VA Lawford 1871 - 1959
Pugh Cousins
Brig-General Lewis Pugh Evans 1887 - 1962
Maj-General Lewis Pugh 1907 - 1981
Ruth Stevens Howard 1910-2010
Capt Humphrey Drummond of Megginch 1922 - 2009
Dr Griffith Pugh 1909 - 1994
Valentine Lawford 1911-1991
Luxmoore History
Wing-Commander Arthur Luxmoore 1909 - 1940
Fairfax Luxmoore
Herberts See also Sir Alfred Herbert
Sir Alfred Herbert 1866 - 1957
Nina Lady Herbert 1874 - 1967
Dunley 1917-1957
Wadwick House 1946
Alfred Herbert Ltd
Lady Herbert's Homes and Garden, Coventry
Lady Herbert's Memorial at Litchfield
Sir Alfred Herbert on Shooting
Sir Alfred Herbert on Fishing
Sir Alfred Herbert's Memorial Service in the Cathedral 1957
The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry
The Church of St James the Less, Litchfield
The Hutton Window Comes to Litchfield

Patrick Lawford's Farming Career
Headbourne Worthy 1934-1938
Litchfield 1938-1946
Danegate 1946 - 1950
Stocks Farm 1950 - 1970
The Shooting Book
Stocks Farm 1970 - 2002
Obituary: Ernie Stiles 1941 - 2014


My Parents' Friends
Friends 1950-1970
Friends 1970 -1980s
Friends 1990s - present
Cmdr Colin Balfour 1924 - 2009
Sally Macpherson 1940 - 2012
Nick Duke 1945 - 2013
Annie May 1944 - 2014
Lucie Skipwith 1942 - 2014
Kate O'Brien 1953 - 2017
Penny Lawford 1944 - 2019

Business Friends
Richard Harwood 1933 - 2016
Bill Birch Reynardson (1923 - 2017)

Early Memories of Home Life
A Short History of Tractors in Hampshire
Schools 1949-1967
St Ronan's 1953 - 1958
Winchester College 1959- 1964
Engleberg Winter 1963
Early Social Life 1950-1970
Early Encounters with France
Early Experiences of Banking
The Pubs of our Youth
The Cars of Our Youth
Herry's European Tour 1967
What Did We Wear?
Careers in the 60s
10 Shouldham St 1967-1993
Thomas Miller 1967-2006
My Life in the City - China 1978
Salary and Pay 1967 - 2015
Herry's Wedding to Prue Watson 1971
Watson Family
Harvestgate Farm 1971-1982
Ramatuelle and the South of France
Friends 1970 -1980s
24 Edna St 1993 - 1998
Futatsumori Family
Cap Ferrat and Les Azuriales
The Orangery 1998 - 2102
Swanage and the Dorset Coast
The Family in Sydney
Christmas in Sydney 2006
The Church of St James the Less, Litchfield
New Year in Ireland and London 2008/9
The Family at Christmas in Australia 2011
The Family in New York July 2012
The Archives and the Internet
My Life in Wine
The Family at Christmas in Australia 2013
Lawford Lunch at the Drapers' Hall
The Family at Old Swan House Post-Christmas 2014
Herry's 70th Birthday Party July 2015
Boodle and Siobhan's Wedding In Sydney October 2016
Prue's 70th Birthday Party in Marbella May 2018

St Ronan's Memories - Abu Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem

Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) 
Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, 
And saw, within the moonlight in his room, 
Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, 
An angel writing in a book of gold:— 
Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, 
And to the presence in the room he said, 
"What writest thou?"—The vision raised its head, 
And with a look made of all sweet accord, 
Answered, "The names of those who love the Lord." 
"And is mine one?" said Abou. "Nay, not so," 
Replied the angel. Abou spoke more low, 
But cheerly still; and said, "I pray thee, then, 
Write me as one that loves his fellow men." 

The angel wrote, and vanished. The next night 
It came again with a great wakening light, 
And showed the names whom love of God had blest, 
And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. 

Often read in chapel by Sir Richard Vassar-Smith

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Monday, August 06, 2018

The Hutton Window Comes to Litchfield

The West Screen at Coventry Cathedral by John Hutton
When Coventry Cathedral was built Sir Basil Spence, the architect, chose John Hutton to create the vast screen on the building's western end where it forms an open link between the ruins of the old Cathedral and the nave of the new one.  The screen is engraved with a translucent pattern of saints and flying angels which partly, but never entirely, obscures the view in either direction.

Sir Alfred Herbert was of course a generous benefactor to the new Cathedral (despite having argued for the old cathedral church of St Michael to be rebuilt) and although he died before it was completed, his widow, my grandmother, continued to take a great interest in the building and attended the Consecration in 1962. As a consequence, in due time the family received one of a limited edition (of 25) miniature windows engraved by John Hutton with one of the flying angels. 

This miniature window, sealed in aluminium, has spent some time at Old Swan House but has now been donated to Litchfield Church, to commemorate Sir Alfred Herbert and his family's links with both Coventry and Litchfield.

The Hutton Window at Old Swan House

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Prue's 70th Birthday in Marbella May 2018

Prue's 70th birthday in Marbella

Prue had her 70th birthday party with the family at a fabulous villa in the Sierra Bianca area of  Marbella. All came, except for Radha and Ayako, with Rebecca arriving after the dinner on Thursday due to her studies. In addition, Sandy Pearce came for a few days and Belin and Will Martin moved in and were there for the dinner. It was a marvellous time for all and will be long remembered.

My photos are here, though there are many more taken by others in our shared iCloud.

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Boodle and Siobhan's Wedding in Sydney October 2016

Boodle and Siobhan White were married at St Mark's Church, Darling Point on Saturday 22nd October 2016.

[awaiting official pics]

Siobhan and Boodle

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Herry's Archives: Valentine (Nicholas) Lawford 1911 - 1991

Herry's Archives: Valentine (Nicholas) Lawford 1911 - 1991

Monday, February 26, 2018

Pol and Poppet and the Getty's, Kate O'Brien and the Thomas's and Johns

Watching the film, 'All The Money In The World' about John Paul Getty and the kidnapping of his grandson in Rome, I was reminded of how one finds oneself on the outer fringes of history sometimes, usually through people that one knows.

We are slightly connected to the story through Pol and Poppet Pol who were old friends of my parents and who I stayed with in the South of France and who Prue and I rented from (with Sally Wilson-Young).
Sally, Anette, Patrick and Prue in Pol and Poppet's garden in Ramatuelle
Pol’s daughter Talitha married John Paul Getty Jr, one of the sons of Paul Getty (‘The Richest Man in the World’) and it was his son (from a previous marriage) who was kidnapped in Rome in 1973. 

I briefly met their son Tara at Pol and Poppet’s - he is now a conservationist in Africa - and I have also been to Sutton Place where Paul Getty (the old man) lived. The other odd connection is though Kate, (our friend and Kei's nanny who died last year). She looked after Tara for Pol and Poppet in the 1970s when Talitha was in Morocco leading a wild hippie life with the likes of Mick Jagger - (look at Wikipedia for just how wild before I met her. 

Llewellyn and Kate

I have also recently met one of Augusts John's sons, Tristan De Vere Cole, who was brought up among the families at Freyern - the Johns, the Macnamara's and the Thomas's - and probably met Kate when she was the girlfriend of Llewellyn Thomas. 

Tristan de Vere Cole with Ann Stow