Our members are participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge for 2018 with the theme People of My Place. Today's entry is from Simon Last.

One of my interesting Parham postcard additions was sent to Miss M SHACKLETON at North Green in Parham Suffolk from George in America in January 1914.

Postcard to Parham posted 1914

Postcard to Parham posted 1914

I researched further and found Miss Margaret SHACKLETON and a marriage report for her in the Framlingham Weekly News from Saturday 22nd April 1922, containing more details about her family.

Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 22nd April 1922
Framlingham Weekly News – Saturday 22nd April 1922

Miss Margaret Teresa SHACKLETON only daughter of Mr and Mrs John and Alice M SHACKLETON of Parham married Mr John James MARKWELL from Framlingham in Parham Church.

Her bridesmaids were Misses Elsie and Winifred MANN cousins from London and Mr C T WRIGHT was Best Man.

Miss SHACKLETON was a teacher at Parham School and was also a member of the Parham Church Choir.

I have also found John and Alice with their only child Margaret on the 1911 census living at 100 East India Dock Road in Poplar in London, which shows John was born in Leeds, Alice in Aldeburgh and Margaret in Portsmouth.

1911 census entry for John Shackleton
Source: Ancestry – 1911 census Poplar ED 12 Piece 1728

John’s occupation is shown as Shipping Agent to Training Ship Arethusa National Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children and I have found a website with more information about this ship at https://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gb~bts.html#arethusa.

Therefore the family must have moved to North Green in Parham Suffolk after the 1911 census and before Margaret received the postcard in January 1914.

I now plan to research further to see what other information I can find in the local papers about this Parham family.

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