Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School, Lovedale
Lovedale: 12 February 1943
Lovedale: School life (i)
Lovedale: Max Cocker (1923-2011)
Lovedale: School life (ii)
Lovedale: The Dining Room – the boys
Lovedale: The Dining Room – the girls
Lovedale: The mother
Lovedale: Cross Country Race
Lovedale: The brothers
Lovedale: Military matters
Lovedale: The entertainment
Lovedale: The school
Lovedale: The hospital
Lovedale: The school anthem
Lovedale: The train home
Grandfather Thomas Henry Holdaway (i)
Gransfather Thomas Henry Holdaway (ii)
Setback for my grandparents
My youthful father
My father joins the army
My father in the army on the Northwest Frontier, India
Edwin joins my father
The Walton family
My father attends his father’s funeral
My parents get married
Life in the Madras Police Force
Old Lawrencians in Madras
Lovedale, Founder’s Day Celebrations
Madras and the outback
Life in the outback (i)
A visit to Hampi
Life in the outback (ii)
Madras. My sister Anne is born
My mother in the Red Cross during the war (i)
My parents part
My mother in the Red Cross (ii)
My mother in the Red Cross. The Dutchman (iii)
My mother in the Red Cross (iv)
Madras. My parents reconciled
Police Quarters, St Thomas’s Mount, Madras
Police Quarters, Fort St George, Madras
Charles Holdaway gets married
I leave Lovedale forever: 30 June 1947
Photographs of Madras
My mother leaves the Red Cross 31 July 1947
Indian Independence: 18 August 1947
We leave India
Life on board
To London and Salford
Marjorie Johnson’s wedding
My father in India, his mother and the Bissetts
My father finally gets a ship
Salford, summer of 1948
My father begins his journey home
Sir Reginald Stuart Campion (1895-1982)
My grandfather joins the army
My grandfather meets the Lionels
The Lionel and the Edwards’ families
Thomas Lionel (1762-1819)
Frances Edwards (1808-1884)
Lieutenant Colonel John Edwards (1776/7-1817)
Army career of John Edwards
Regiment sails to Cape Town, South Africa
John Edwards in Cape Town
John Edwards in Ceylon and India
Journey to Egypt
The Eastern desert Egypt
The regiment in India 1803
The Malabar Coast, India
The regiment Cannanore (1804-1807) in Seringapatam (1807-1809)
The regiment returns to Cannanore (1809-1811) and back to Seringapatam (1811-1813)
Lieutenant Peter Benjamin Mosse
The regiment to leave India 1816. The march to Madras.
John Edwards makes his will
The last Will and Testament of Lieutenant-Colonel John EdwardsMemorial to Lieutenant-Colonel John Edwards
John Edwards senior the Lieutenant-Colonel’s father makes his will
The plight of Europeans married to native women
Was he about to abandon his wife and children?
Guindy Cottage, Madras
The Lieutenant-Colonel’s children
Baptisms of the Lieutenant-Colonel’s children
Cannanore and Tellicherry
Frances Edwards, Mrs Thomas Lionel
Thomas Lionel (1762/3-1810)
The children of Thomas Lionel (1862/3-1810) and Elizabeth Young
The children of Thomas Lionel (1798/9-1855) and Frances Edwards (1808-1884)
Joseph Gibson (b.1818)
The children of my great-grandparents John Lionel (1843-1906) and Susan Lydia Gibson (1859-1912)
My grandmother Inez Beryl Lionel (1895-1933)
Henry St Clair, Gibson Lionel (1882-1920)
My grandparents get married, 1915
A policemen’s lot (i)
The McMahon children
The Lyons family
The Walton children (i)
A policeman’s lot (ii)
A medal for Gallantry
The Walton children (ii)
My mother goes to Lovedale and Joan is bitten by a dog
Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School, Lovedale
My mother in Lovedale
The photographs of Lovedale
More photographs of Lovedale and its pupils
Photographs of Old Lawrencians in Madras, 1938/1939
Extract from the Old Lawrencian Association Newsletter July 1996.
Death of my grandmother
The children told
Brian and the Edmonds
My grandmother’s grave, 1933 (i)
My grandmother’s grave, 1988 (ii)
My grandfather, Joan and Brian
My grandfather, Joan and Brian leave India for England
Life with Martha
Joan and Brian
My grandfather’s pension
Return to Scholes Street
The Waltons and Holdaways in Scholes Street (i)
The Waltons and Holdaways in Scholes Street (ii)
Our first Christmas in England
School in Crumpsall, Manchester. 11+
Mother starts work
My father comes home
The council house
My father returns from the sanatorium
Tootal Road Secondary Modern School, Salford
Tootal Road: Teachers – Mr Wilkinson (i)
French and maths
The library and books in general.
Dorothy Brown enters my life.
The school plays.
The School Inspectors
Proposal to adopt
My father and mother
Roy and Coleen McMahon
Roy dies intestate
Meanwhile back in Salford, in the 1950s
The Festival of Britain
The Sunday visits to the Sanatorium
I go to work
The Civil Service Benevolent Fund
National Service (i).
National Service (ii) Brian
Holidays in Gronant, North Wales
Solicitors’ Clerks’ Course
Stretford Borough Council (i).
I leave my Manchester employers.
Stretford Borough Council (ii)
Introduction to the arts.
Newquay and Cornwall
Customs and Excise
Switzerland and Germany
Brian: the accident
London for me and a new home for the family
London County Council and the houseboat – April 1961.
William Arthur Swan (1925-2015).
I find a flat in London, December 1961
Edward William Hubert Castell (b.1936)
Helen Maud ‘Peggy’ Lancaster (1911-1974).
Hubert Joseph Lancaster (1878-1952)
Henry Edward ‘Ted’ Castell (1901-1987)
Henry Castell (1848-1915).
Ted and Peggy get married.
William born on 22 November 1936
Death of Ted’s mother
The Castells’ war.
The Castells’ after the war. William and his mother go to South Africa.
Ted and Peggy build a house in Moor Park.
William’s grandfather dies
William goes to Paris
William and National Service
William and the Civil Service
William and Derek
The London County Council. The Office (i).
The office (ii).
Living by the rules.
The honey trap.
Other office inmates.
1964. My sister gets married.
I go to live with my parents.
63 Marlow House.
The Edmonds family come to England.
Visitors and the Old Lawrencians
Summer 1965. France.
The GLC Drama Club
Anne Goddard (i).
Joan Hemsley (i).
Joan Hemsley (ii).
William – 1966. Borneo.
Italy 1966. Tuscany and Elba
My father’s death, 1968
Ted and Peggy: 1968.
The Crantock Bay Hotel, Cornwall and the Virgin Islands.
Anne and Joanna
Spain. 1970 September
William and Derek
William and Derek.
The Suffolk Collection
Death of Brian. June 1974
Death of William’s mother. October 1974
Ted and Joan
September 1974 Italy. Bologna to Venice
Anne Goddard (ii)
September 1976. Orkney Islands.
May 1977: Sicily.
Mother goes to Greece with Dorothy
June 1979: Anne gets married
July 1979. Tuscany
May 1979. Swan Hellenic Tour of Roman France.
Mrs Thatcher and the GLC – the first rumble of thunder.
1980 – Washington, USA
1981 – June Germany: Munich and Bavaria.
1981 – Ted and Joan, Jill and Eric.
May-June, 1982. Aegean cruise with Swan Hellenic on the ‘Orpheus’.
October 1982. New York, USA.
Peter Pan Tours
December 1982 – South Africa. Johannesburg, Kimberley and Cape Town
The Paradise in Cape Town
Joan’s bungalow, Cape Town
September 1983. Outer Hebrides, Lewis and Harris.
September 1984. USA. New York, east coast cities and Niagara Falls.
May 1985. USA Arizona Utah and California – San Francisco to Los Angeles.
June 1986. Switzerland
September 1986 – Aegean Cruise.
The abolition of the GLC. Pensions.
The GLC Heritage Collection. (for a more detailed account see p.35+)
The Paintings Dumped
I begin to record the GLC Heritage Collection
The Collection Catalogued
County Hall and the portraits, 1922.
George Sitwell Swinton (1859-1937).
The first thirteen portraits. (1889-1906).
Swinton begins his great project.
“The Assessors” by Joseph Finnemore.
Swinton’s tale continues.
The laying of the County Hall foundation stone. 1912
1912 Swinton’s portrait.
The Lalique Chalice
Coat of arms.
Swinton’s tale continues.
Swinton bows out.
Arthur Lewis Leon (1855-1927) by Sir George Clausen (1852-1944).
Frank Hunt Loving Cup
1938 – The civic silver collection.
The Epstein Bronze
Emma Jane Catherine Cobden-Unwin (1850-1947).
William Roberts and Sir Sidney Barton
Festival Hall: gifts and acquisitions
1964 the Greater London Council.
1964, the Middlesex County Council.
The Wheeler nudes
Coat of Arms for the GLC.
Badges of Office
1965-1981 – the GLC portraits
1982, the final years
Banks demands to have the catalogue
The final exit from County Hall.
Banks and ‘the family silver’
The London Residuary Body
The London Residuary Body and the portraits.
The Middlesex Guildhall Collection.
The portraits finally find a new home.
Sixty years earlier.
The fate of the collection.
Colleen and her wills. 1985
India. Madras and visit to Lawrence Memorial Royal Military School.
My mother in the Holy Land.
GLC. Fred and Seamus.
OJ (i) and the Chapel of Rest.
OJ (ii) and the Grand Life.
OJ (iii) Grapes and prison.
The London Residuary Body 1985.
Sylvia Marder, Sir Godfrey and the nonentity. 1985
Egypt – 18th December 1986 – 3 January 1987.
Death of William’s father. 1987.
East Germany. August. 1988
Australia, October 1988.
Purchase of 63 Marlow House. 1989.
Venice. October 1990.
The Legal Department of the LRB is wound up –March 1991
Retirement; the National Trust and Legal Librarian. 1991
Retirement: William and the Central Office of Information.
Florence Prato Lucca. April 1991
Mother in New Zealand, 1991
Herbert Holdaway dies April 1991.
Death of Anne’s husband: December 1991
Cornwall – Bridport. May 1992
Madrid, Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Escorial. May 1992
August 1992. Bridport.
Cruise on the QE2 October 1992 – October
My sister remarries, 1992.
USA Dallas, Forth Worth, Rapid City, Mount Rushmore Yellowstone, Grand Tetons Chicago, June-July 1993
The search continues. July 1993
The National Trust and CMS (Computerised Management System).
Bregenz, Innsbruck, Verona Mantua. August 1993
We find our home in Bridport. September 1993
Purchased our Bridport home. February 1994
Cape Town and Wills. 1994
In Trust for the Nation, Paintings in National Trust Houses. 1994
Prospect Tour of the Palaces and Gardens of Franconia. August 1994
Swans cruise, including Leptis Magna and Duggas. May 1995
Joanna gets married, June 1995
Sale of London flat. July 1995
My mother – 10 May, 1996.
My mother – 28 May, 1996.
My mother – 30 May, 1996
My mother – 10 June, 1996.
My mother at peace, 1996.
My mother – cremation, 1996
Canada Rockies, Glacier National Park USA. July 1996
Brittany. May 1997
Genoa Turin, July 1997
Isles of Arran and Bute. July 1997
Eastern Canada, Toronto, Quebec, Ottawa Montreal Nigara Falls. September 1997
Italy Aosta, Rome. May 1998
Belgium Mechelen Holland Maastricht Germany Aachen. July 1998
France Rheims, Chartres, August 1998
Prague, April 1999
Switzerland, Montreux, Geneva, Lausanne, Sion. June 1999
Antwerp, Rubens, Delft, Dordrecht Gouda. July 1999
France Alsace-Lorraine, Strasbourg Nancy Metz Colmaar. September 1999
Florence. November 1999
Switzerland, Grunewald, Lucerne, Lugano, Davos, Italy Milan. June 2000
Whitby. Captain’s Cook’s Shoe Buckle. 2000
Austria, Bregenz opera, Germany, Opera. July 2000
Swans cruise, La Rochelle, Bordeaux Porgugal Bilbao Lisbon Coimbra. August 2000
The Trafalgar letter by Henry Blackburn. April 2001
September. The garage. 2001
Renovations. January 2002
The diamond ring and the miniature. February 2002
Swans cruise Baltic – 2002
William’s flat sold and Ann Goddard’s final years. Julu 2003
Vienna and Budapest. July 2003
France, Normandy Bayeaux Caen Rouen. September 2003
Berlin. August 2004
Scotland, Edinburgh Festival, Old Meldrum, Duff House, House of Dun. August 2004
USA Art in New England with Colin Bailey. October 2004
The Civil Partnership Act 2004. 2006
Alamanno Rinuccini (1426-1499). Gilted to British Museum. 2006
Manchester and Salford. 2006
The Edinburgh Festival and Pitlochry.
Germany’s Hidden Art Rreasures, July 2007
Colleen – the will is finally settled.
Joanna and Guillaume get married. July 2007
Derbyshire’s Halls and Houses. September 2007
Grand Tour, Turin to Milan. June 2008.
Scottish Borders. June 2008
Great family get together August 2008
2009 The British Museum, the Banks Medallion and the Prefect’s Badge.
Cumbria and Clifford Country June 2009
Lumps and bumps. 2013
Venice. May 2013.
Le Marche, Italy. June 2013
End of our travels.
Joanna and Guillaume
Joanna and Anne.
Cataracts and falls.
Page 35 onwards
The GLC Heritage Collection. A more detailed account and fully illustrated together with snippets of London local government history.