Storytelling Sunday on a Monday . I knew what story I wanted to share yet the time flew by and before I knew it, the first
Monday Sunday in July had arrived. On the first Sunday of each month Sian hosts Storytelling Sunday . If you haven't already you might want to pop across to Sian's and take a look.
This is a story that I wish I had more to share with you. It starts in Liverpool. My husbands family on his mums side are Liverpudlians. Last year we were visiting C's grandparents when his grandfather gave him these two Saws. Now you might think....Saws....why are these precious? I'm with you there.....yet these are no ordinary Saws....
This is where the story begins, six generations ago, with C's great great Grandfather.
He was married to Henrietta and together they had four boys (boys really do run in our family!). He was a Shipwright (Ships Carpenter) and his job was to cork the decks of ships. These two Saws are over a hundred years old and it is believed that they were used on the building of the Titanic, that C's great great grandfather worked on.
If this is the case. Imagine the stories that these Saws could tell. They are well used as you can see. One is a rough cut Saw the other a fine cut...each Saw has his name engraved on the handle twice with his initials too. He was definitely making sure that these remained in his possession. Each one comes with it's original cover and string to hold the cover on. They have been used and they work/cut perfectly....even all these years later.
I have so many questions going around in my head. For instance, most of us know that the Titanic was built in Belfast, registered in Liverpool yet sailed from Southampton. I would like to know if he was Irish and moved with his family to England to settle in Liverpool at a later date. Or were the decks corked in the UK. One day I would like to research further, in the meantime we will be visiting C's Grandfather in the summer holidays so I will be trying to see what else I can find out.
Thank you for stopping by. I have a busy week ahead yet I hope to get around to visiting all your story's soon.