Monday, May 3, 2010

Granny and Grandad Rollinson

Leonard Rollinson and Lois Taylor - pronounced "loys" in the north at the time - to give them their full names. This was presumably taken at some point in World War I. He was in the army. I don't think he ever went overseas so he presumably didn't see any action. I seem to recall that when I was a kid I used to play soldiers in old items of his uniform, one of which was a cap with a tartan ribbon flying from the back, so presumably he must have ended up in some Scottish regiment. During the first war Lois was one of the hundreds of thousands of women who took on factory jobs. She worked in a fireworks factory which was converted into munitions manufacture for the duration.

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