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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Modern Pharmacy, Fareham


My Great-Aunty Lavinia was married to Wilf Smith from Fareham. Wilf's brother Syd was a photographer and produced a series of real photo postcards of Fareham and the surrounding area as well of others of ships at Portsmouth. Their father W O Smith was a pharmacist and his Modern Pharmacy advertised High Class Artifical Teeth amongst its wares.

As children we thought Aunty Vini (pronounced Veeney) had been married to a man called Wolf. The family story was that Wilf had been gassed in WWI and never recovered but like all family stories I now don't know how accurate this is.

3 comments:

merc said...

The Veils have a song we very much like called, Lavinia.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPsd2XaBKzc

merc said...

Better version and yes he is a nzer,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM1zXMZpmFg&feature=related

Fresh Local said...

Thanks

That voice is going to take some getting used to. He reminds me of David Surkamp from Pavlov's Dog.