Monday, 24 June 2013

Going through Dad's papers

I keep going back and doing a little bit until I just can't stop being emotional and then I shut up the cupboard and leave it for a while. I spoke to the nice man from Gwent Archives recently at the FHS Open Day and asked if they would be interested in the books and stuff that I have from my Dad's company. He said that simply from a social history point of view they were always interested in day books and accounts and anything that gave insight into the small businesses that were in the area. All the stuff remains the property of the family but it will be stored in the archive and be available for research so Into The Bag my Pretties, you are going to Ebbw Vale!

While I was sorting through the cupboard I opened an old envelope and discovered it was full of small envelopes and in those were lots of old postage stamps. Some with Hitler on some from germany before WW1 some Canadian ones with Queen Victoria and loads from the Netherlands. Now what I need is a stamp expert :(

6 comments:

Sian said...

What a lovely thought, that he could be helping in research for many years to come

alexa said...

How lovely that you have found somewhere which is going to value and care for these books and papers which will give a unique glimpse into a life ...

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love this bittersweet post. It is so exciting to discover treasures but sometimes the memories can be too prickly. Thanks for sharing,
Rinda

voodoo vixen said...

I think it is the every day stuff that is of the most interest further down the road, it gives a glimpse into all sorts of stuff, prices of goods etc, so happy that you have found a safe place for your Father's books and things.

Gail said...

That's great that you found a place that will keep them and have them available for research.

Missus Wookie said...

Glad you have found a place to care for your pretties - hope you find a valuation for the stamps too.