SILKEN STRANDS

September 2019

The Trust is very sad to report the deaths of four family:

  • Michael Cobbold (1940-2019) #520 who died on 17th July. Michael was an enormous help, and accompanied  Anthony Cobbold when visiting Cobbold Gorge in Queensland, Australia in 2011.
  • Owen Duffy (1932-2019) #3264 who died on 29th July. Owen was an enthusiastic supporter of the Trust and always visited us when he was in this country from New Zealand.
  • Mike Cavanagh (1945-2019) #9184 who died 18th August. Mike was a much loved ‘forever-partner to Prim Cobbold #522 who always visited and donated photographs to the Trust when they were here from Brisbane, Australia.
  • Anna Lou Little (1938-2019) #769 who died on 11th August. Anna Lou owner the cottage on Kirkland Lake, Ontario which once belonged to C C Farr (1851-1914) #266

The Trust sends heart felt condolences to their families and friends.

The Trust is pleased to have acquired:

  • The Roughshooter’s Dog by Michael Brander (1924-2011) #9148.  Michael served with the 10th Hussars in WWII, in North Africa and Italy.  He was a prolific author and much of his work is in the Scottish Archives.
  • A Photograph of the wedding of Lady Hermione Lytton (1905-2004) #491 and Cameron Cobbold – later Baron Cobbold (1904-1987) at St. Mary’s, Knebworth on 3rd April 1930
  • A letter signed by Gordon Chevallier Cobbold (1903-2004) #337 who raced motor cycles at Brooklands from 1923 to 1930, holding no less than 16 records and was awarded the Gold Star in 1926.

The Trust would like to warmly thank the following Donors:

  • Caroline Taylor for funds which allowed it to buy a fine oil on canvas portrait of Lt. Hill-Lowe (see Cobbweb for August 2019);
  • Virginia van der Lande for a copy of ‘The life and Times of John Cumming Anderson (1825-1870) and his Family’ – a most comprehensive volume of 255 pages plus a further 150 pages of appendices; and for the July 2007 copy of The Linnean Newsletter containing an article by John Marsden on Parasitology based largely on the work of Thomas Spencer Cobbold and his grandmother, Elizabeth Cobbold;
  • Caroline Markham for the August edition of ‘Down to Earth’ the journal of Geology containing her letter about Elizabeth Cobbold;
  • David Taylor for a fine Victorian Photograph Album and numerous papers and photos of the family of Rev. Edward Davy Cobbold;
  • Kenya Tatton-Brown for sundry papers and photographs of the Kitchener family;

And many others for help and family information (in no particular order) including Chris and Jeannie Cobbold, Rosemary Barry, David Mitchell, Laurie Forth, Stuart Hayward, Jordan Cassidy, Simon Wrigley, Rowell Bell, Edward Lipscombe, Suzanne Milne, Christiana Hambro, Gareth Scott, Alison Mildon, Bryan Cobbold, Monica Bell, Teresa Crompton, Peter Howard, Charlotte Appleby, Belinda McPherson and Giles Ingham.

Thank you all.

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