Grandmother's Birthplace

A Memory of Berkhamsted

When, after my marriage, I went to live in Berkhamsted in late 1970 I had no idea that I was to find out that my Grandmother, Dorothy Flowers had been born here at Ashridge House. Her father was coachman to Lord Brownlow, who at that time owned Ashridge, Belton House in Lincolnshire and a London home in Carlton House Terrace (now the home of the Royal Society). Dorothy's father travelled with his lordship between his homes and spent many years in Hertfordshire where he met and married my Great Grandmother, Charlotte Blunt. Charlotte's family lived in and around Berkhamsted for many years and it is only lately that I have begun to try and sort out their lives. They do say that it's a small world, don't they?

A memory shared by Yvonne Parker , on Feb 5th, 2009.

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