Gran was larger than life and would give away her last penny to anyone with a need. Generous to a all and a loved member of her community.
She brought up her family in a small end of terrace at the top of a steep hill, with no bathroom and an outside toilet in the back yard. The boys had the middle bedroom, the girls walked through this to get to the small back bedroom. Downstairs there was a front room which you entered into via the front door. Then a steep set of stairs passed these was the back room, come dining bathing basically the everything room.
9 Bank Gardens were my grandparents lived with seven children, was not whitewashed at the time my grandparents lived there. In the picture the end of terrace house can be seen on the left at the top of the hill. the front door open into the front room / Sitting room between there and the next room were the steep stairs. The middle room after you passed the stairs had a table and chairs a dresser 1950 style. The next room at the back was the Kitchen Scullery, from here you went out the back door down the steps along the outdoor passage way and up two steps into the outside toilet. At night there was a chamber pot under the bed A lovely china one with roses if I remember correctly. We spent many summer holiday's there as we grew up
My sisters and I spent numerous holidays staying with our grandparents and other relatives. Some great memories.
Gran died at home in her sleep from a heart attack. Grandad found her when he woke up, he called uncle Bertram (Bert) who informed the rest of the family. Gran died just 6 weeks before my wedding, we visited the grave and left the wedding bouquet on the grave. Missed but not forgotten
Date: 7th August 1905
Place: Shere Surrey England
Gladys Dorothy Langridge married Edward Stedman Langridge in the 1st quarter (Jan-Feb-Mar) their marriage was probably registered in Newport, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, Englandof 1956. Vol 6B Page 1865  This is not when the family bible has their marriage listed. In the bible it is noted as being in 1927, however the 1956 record is correct following their "marriage" in 1956 their children where re-registered as under new law their status changed by re-registering their children they legitamised them.
Gladys surname is shown as Langridge in the marriage record - Family knowledge suggests that Gran changed her surname or chose to use Langridge from around 1927 when their first son John was born, until such time as grandad's first wife either agreed to a divorce or died, Then Gran and Grandad married, Same year my parents did 1956
Gladys Dorothy Yates in the 1911 census record is living with her parents and a sister in Sullington, Sandgate Pulborough, Sussex, England. Sub-District Number: 1
District Number: 83
Enumeration District: 15
Registration District: Thakeham
Number in Family: 4
Birth Year (Estimated): 1906
Birthplace: Bucks Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Schedule Type: 24
Page Number: 1
Registration Number: RG14
Affiliate Record Identifier: GBC/1911/RG14/05314/0045/4
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Harry John Yates Head Male 41 Wandsworth, Surrey
Sarah Ann Yates Wife Female 35 Queenstown, County Cork
Lilian May Yates Female 8 West Wing, Norfolk
Gladys Dorothy Yates Female 5 Bucks Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
No direct military service but probably assisted in some way, not gran's style to not be helping out
Cook, housewife, mother, Grandma and chief bandage applier and hugger :)
Glad or Granma as my sister's and I called her died in her sleep the night of the 27th August, her death is recorded as the 28th August 1978. The location of her death was her home of several decades, 9 Bank Garden, Ryde, Isle of Wight Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. Following her death was when most of us found out she had had a previous heart attack and fall down the stairs. The cause of her death is given as heart failure. Gramps only realised she had past when he woke in the morning to find she had passed during the night.
Mrs Gladys Dorothy Langridge was buried on the 01/09/1978 in the family plot Plot Number 5 Plot 653b Map Reference Number: RSHG 005 B3. Description: Inscribed open stone book, large plastic flower pot and small stone flower holder on grave. Grave Condition Description: Book is sinking into ground and some of the lead lettering is missing. ld Website Grave ID: 2530  Ryde Old Parish Cemetery We unfortunately where unable to go as it was my wedding was shortly after she was buried. As part of our honeymoon we travelled to her grave to place my wedding bouquet and say goodbye. We stayed and visited many relatives during our days on the Isle of Wight, before heading back to Norwich, Norfolk and our new home. Grandma was 73 years of age as she had a birthday only 21 days before her death.
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↑ "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVD2-QDBR : 8 October 2014), Gladys D Langridge and null, 1956; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1956, quarter 1, vol. 6B, p. 1865, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
↑ "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X717-7CY : 29 November 2018), Gladys Dorothy Yates in household of Harry John Yates, Sullington, Sandgate Pulborough, Sussex, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
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