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Visiting the Family Sick


This week has been a busy one and has included visiting the sick and injured members of my family. The annexed photo shows my mother, who is in a remarkable condition, considering a week prior to the photo shown she was involved in a serious car accident that clould easily have killed her. She managed to get out with just some bruising and minor abrasions. From what I understand three cars were written off in the accident, so quite amazing. The photo also shows my grandfather who now lives at a nursing home in Wallsend.

World War II: The Garden of Gethsemane


The Garden of Gethsemane in 1937.

 

The photo above was taken by my grandfather in Palestine during 1937. It shows The Garden of Gethsemane, the Mount of olives and the Church of the Agony.

World War II: The Chephren Pyramid


The Chephren Pyramid from the top of the Cheops Pyramid - 1936The following photo was taken by my grandfather while stationed with the British Army in North Africa. The photo was taken in 1936, showing the Chephren Pyramid from the top of the Cheops Pyramid.

World War II: The Cheops Pyramid


The Cheops Pyramid from the Giza burial ground - 1936The following photo was taken by my grandfather while stationed with the British Army in North Africa. The photo was taken in 1936, showing the Cheops Pyramid from the Giza burial ground.

World War II: Vickers Valencia Bomber


The following photo was taken by my grandfather while stationed with the British Army in North Africa. This photo shows a Vickers Valencia Bomber at Mersa Matruh in 1935.

 

A Vickers Valencia Bomber

The Three Brothers


The Brothers - David, Kevin and Stephen

This photo is another of the images salvaged from my grandfather’s slide collection. It shows my two brothers and I – in I what I believe to be my grandparents backyard at Marmong Point. I am the one at the back.

Picnic in the Park


Kevin Matthews, Michael MatthewsThis is another image from the slides I salvaged from my grandfather’s collection. It shows my cousin Michael on the right and me on the left. It looks like we are having a picnic in the park somewhere.