Half brothers Ron and Martin have only known of each others existence for less than a year, and have met three times now.
Yesterday we met in Oxford and the 5 cousins (half cousins to be precise) finally met each other for the very first time. All fourteen of us had a ‘grand day out’ together and had a really wonderful day. It poured outside during lunch, but before we had even finished eating, the sun came out and stayed out for the rest of the day, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and the glorious walk along the river and through the beautiful city.
So out came the camera, to capture a perfect day.
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WE visited Caernarfon in the spring to see the gift shop that used to be my grandfathers antiques shop (The Regent Antique Company), and couldn’t go there without taking photos of Caernarfon Castle too.
William Harris, my grandfather, went missing from his family during the war, and never returned. Only in the last year have I learned that he had not died in the war as suspected by my father, but William had lived until 1982 in North Wales, and owned an antique business in Caernarfon in the 50’s. William retired to Llandudno.
Sophia who used to work for William Harris in his antique shop, has sent me an old business card by email. It was called the “Regent Antique Co.” Along with some photos they make an interesting story to publish here on my website. Thank you Sophia.
Read other posts about William Harris (my grandfather) on this site :-
William Harris’s Business card
My visit to Caernarfon, spring 2010
The shop as it is today.. A Gift Shop..
Read more posts on this site :-
Thanks to Carol Kino (My father’s second cousin’s daughter), John Gould (my grandfather’s second cousin’s son) and Shlomo Shalev (no relation) I have made MAJOR progress on my Harris Family Tree and also received some of the photographs below which I have already added to my Gallery of Family Photos.
John, Shlomo and I made contact through our TribalPages Family Tree websites. Carol found me through this website. My website now has 240 relatives, it stood at about 130 this time last month. Its been a busy month!
My Great Great Grandparents were William Harris and Eve Barnett
Eve Barnetts mother was Caroline Lazarus, her father was Abraham Barnett, her sister was Julia Barnett, and Eve and William had NINE Children, two of which are pictured below – Lionel Harris (my Great Grandfather), and Ethel Harris (Carol Kino’s Great Grandmother)
To view my Eve Harris (nee Barnett) Family Tree <— Click link.