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Strength on Sunday – The Hodges

The one thing about researching the family tree that fascinates me most is that you never know what you are going to find.  Some hidden stories could be scandalous, others could be intriguing and then there are the ones that are sad and poignant. My paternal great-grandparents are Edward James Hodges and Norah Hughes. Edward was born 24th May 1898 in Fleur-de-Lis in the county of what was then Monmouthshire.  Norah was born 13th May 1901 in Lye, Worcestershire. Norah […]


My paternal grandmother, Mary HODGES, was just 46 when she died on the 11th June 1970. Mary was born on 9th April 1924 in Fleur-de-Lis.  She was the third child of Edward James HODGES and Norah HUGHES.  She had 2 brothers and a sister: Oliver Hughes HODGES, Ralph HODGES and a living sister. On 25th February 1956 she married my grandfather, Ivor EVANS in Bedwellty. Mary and Ivor had 5 children together.  2 boys born in 1958 & 1960 and […]