Posts Tagged ‘Ashton on Mersey’

A BatesonFest Goodbye

November 28, 2015

Sugar and I are sad. It’s time to say goodbye to his Canadian cousins. 

But first a few photos from Walter’s collection…


Richard Bateson of Lancashire. He’s Sugar’s great-great-grandfather, and Walter’s, too.


This old photo is labeled the Bateson home in Oakleigh, Ashton on Mersey, which still stands. We don’t know why it’s a Bateson home. Fascinating history of the home nonetheless.


Susannah Wagstaff Bateson, wife of Richard Bateson, who predeceased him.


This last old photo is YoursTruly, Audrey, Walter, and Leslie. I’m squinting because the darn selfie won’t work.

See you next year! (Anybody want to go to Canada?)