The Anonymous Widower

Searching For My Mother’s Birthplace

My mother described herself to me as a Ponders Plonker, as she had been born in Ponders End. I think at some time she may have told me she had been born at home.

So as census records show that in 1911, her parents lived at 32 Clarence Road, I took a train to Ponders End station and went for a walk.

As there were several brothers and sisters and the family had moved out from Stoke Newington, I thought the house would have been bigger.

But according to an elderly lady I met, it appeared the houses had been built around that time, so they were probably the first owners. As my grandfather was working as an engraver with I think his premises somewhere in the Barbican area of the City, transport from Ponders End station to Liverpool Street would have been easy.

Judging by the age of much of the property in the area, my grandparents would probably recognise most of the houses and other buildings.

July 18, 2015 - Posted by | World | ,

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