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Europe 2008 Visual Diary page 65
Whitwell, Isle of Wight, Hampshire

In the grounds of the Church of St Mary and St Radegund, Whitwell. The 7 headstones (including 2 doubles) belong to my Stone and Williams ancestors.


Our arrival in Whitwell coincided with a group of bell ringers, ringing their last bells on their island tour


The old school house, Whitwell (now a private residence). Probably where my ancestors were schooled.


The censuses don't identify exactly where in Whitwell my ancestors lived...so here's a selection of houses which may have been their home!






No doubt at least some of the forebears frequented the local free house! Oh, and the old time residents advised the village is not pronounced whit-well, but whittle...and it sounds best if the left side of the bottom lip is dropped when pronouncing the first syllable!

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