Douglas Dashwood-Howard has very kindly provided an
illustrated family tree for the Beech side of Winifred's family. I
am, once again, extremely grateful to Douglas and all Winifred's
relatives who have agreed to it being displayed on the web site family
history page. To see it now, click here.
The Webmaster is doing a bit of
research! There may be a few snaps later this week! Update 1 - So far
I have done quite a lot of tidying up of various pages, re-vamping
and adding bits of information here and there. There are some nice
additional pictures on the Cannes page. Update 2 - new pictures added to the
Grasse - Cannes Rly page, the
Chemin de Fer Provence page
and the Chapel Victoria
page including some 'before and after shots' around Grasse.
A brand new page with a splendid photograph, (at
last), of Winifred's birth place, The Old Rectory at Great Bealings,
Suffolk. Until recently this had been the home of the late Lord Belstead.
Click here to visit now.
Lots of new slides added to the photo gallery. Click
Brian Sanders, the artist for the 1990's Black Swan
books, has very kindly supplied his proof versions of the covers.
They are of course flat and make it much easier to see the complete
cover picture. Click here to view.
2 lovely photographs of Winifred, probably in her early
twenties and still acting, have recently been found re-produced as
postcards. I am extremely grateful to Douglas Dashwood-Howard for
securing the purchase of these cards and allowing inclusion on the
site. Click on the thumbnails below to see the full size images.
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography contains
an entry for both
pleased to report that they are now going to consider an entry for Fr.Adrian Fortescue, a cousin of John's who is not listed at present.
To read more about this amazing man click here. The online edition of the Oxford DNB contains detailed
information on over 55000 lives. Previously only available via a
hefty subscription or an institution, it is now available to
virtually everyone with a library ticket. If your local authority
library has subscribed to the Oxford DNB, and most have, you can
access it on line with your local library card number. Click here to
visit the Oxford
DNB then click on the Subscribers Enter Here button,
enter you library card number in the appropriate box. (Access is also available from outside the UK).
Some additional old post cards
have been added.
A very exciting new publication with biographies on
Winifred Fortescue, Elisabeth Starr and their neighbours on the hill
in Opio is nearing completion. This is the culmination of 6 years
research and writing by Maureen Emerson and will be of immense
interest to Fortescue fans. More information is available in the
to see the latest article and some splendid photo's of the garden,
originally created by Lady Fortescue in Perfume from Provence, at
New pages are under construction - in the meantime
click here to view the growing
gallery of photographs from around the area.
'TESCO RACE FOR LIFE' On Sunday14th May Fiona &
Vicki Riley and Allison Awre completed the 5km event at
Stratford-upon-Avon Race Course, Warwickshire. The 'going' was soft,
as they say in racing terms, due to the recent monsoon like rains!
Between the three of them they raised the fantastic figure of £1386 for
Cancer Research UK. Thanks to everyone who sponsored the event.
A new page added featuring the Anglican Chapelle
Victoria at Grasse. Click
A new photo collection of the Mimosa Festival held each
February in the Valley of Le Tanneron. Click
see them, courtesy of Rhona Wells.
'Spammers' have recently been corrupting the visitors book
so all entries are now received at the site first and then added to the book
as soon as possible. Keep up the entries!
Some interesting books available at present, click
here to see the book list page. Coming
later this month a new gallery for photo's from the area in general.
If you have a good photo you would like displayed email it for
The webmaster's wife and
daughter are taking part in the 'Race for Life' 2006 to raise
money for cancer research. The race is on May 14th at
Stratford-upon-Avon racecourse, Warwickshire. If you would like to
sponsor them and help this really worthy cause you can do so on line. Every penny helps! Thanks.
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