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1910: Feast or famine with 110 in the family

Buying or making Christmas presents must have been a challenge in the Feast household, as we learned when Susan Feast was buried in Cuckfield:

Mrs Susan Feast, who was buried here last week at the age of 92, had twelve children, thirty-seven grandchildren, fifty-nine great grandchildren and two great great granchildren. In her young days, when she lived at Thakeham, she made smock frocks at 1s. 3d. each.

South of England Advertiser, 31 March 1921

Photo: Two girls, Lucile and Alison surrounded by dolls and toys at Christmas, Council City, Alaska, 1910. Wikimedia public domain image, colourised and border added..

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.



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