Margaret Chapman - Tales from a Brighton reminiscence group January 2008

My Grandmother

By Margaret Chapman

Photo:Margaret on right with other WRVS volunteers

Margaret on right with other WRVS volunteers

Photo from WRVS Heritage Plus Archive

My Grandparents

My Grandmother was born in 1878 in Hoxton North London.She was the eldest of 3 children. Her father was a bookbinder and had followed in the footsteps of previous generations of bookbinders. In fact there is evidence that the family owned businesses all through the nineteenth century. From documentation it appeared that they were reasonably well offer.

The beginning of it

On 19th December 1903 she married my Grandfather and moved to in North Haringey in North London, where she had four children, one of whom was my mother.

This page was added by Margaret Chapman on 19/05/2008.
Comments about this page


My great great grandfather was Samuel Chapman and he lived in Haringey or Tottenham. Do you think that there could be a link? Your granmother looks alot like my mum, who before she was married was Joyce Chapman. We think that my great granfather had some brothers and sisters but we don't know about them.
Thank you and best regards Julia

I'm not sure if Mrs Chapman has seen this page so I will show her next week and see what she thinks. what a marvellous coincidence if so!

Nicola Benge

By Julia
On 28/10/2009

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