October 2012 - I have now got hold of and sorted through two of my Father's albums from WW2. They contain shots like the one shown here taken during his journey to Egypt via the Cape in early 1941. I am currently scanning and restoring those that are useful to tell his story and I will be publishing them to the 'Roundheadsandrailways' website as soon as this is completed.
This the first post to my blog - it's also my first ever blog so here goes. If you've visited my Rigg family website at www.roundheadsandrailways.weebly.com you will have seen some of the content already there. I wanted to create a structured way to show the information about my surname and give an overview of the area - Southwest Lakeland in England - in which these ancestors have lived and worked. Having done this I have started to write about my father Ray Rigg, who as my closest ancestor I have most to write about. It has started to feel like I am writing a biography of him but although it is not yet finished and I have more information to add, I do intend to complete it fully before moving further back in time. Although much of the information already added is particular to him, there is also information of more general interest, take the journey to Egypt from the UK in 1941 on the HMT Cameronia, where he was one of many service people going to war. The news magazines produced during the voyage may be of wider use and interest - I don't know if they have been published before.
Anyway I will complete the content on my father and add other photos to the album as I come across appropriate ones. It's then onto my grandfather!
Please let me have any comments..