"In Memory of my Father"
It shows my father at different ages from 10 - 70 years with images of his life and interests.
He lived most of his life in or near Blackpool, a seaside resort in Lancashire, though born in London, hence the Blackpool Tower. I was also born there. He loved the Lake District, an hour north of there, which is the other image of mountains and where we had a caravan from the time I was 12 until my parents could no longer look after it.
He was very musical, always playing the piano and also the Ukelele and was in several choirs.
He was a captain in the army during the war and his sign was Aries. The medal is the one he had as National Grand Knight of the Knights of St. Columba, a Catholic men's organisation.
All these are stitched onto a machine embroidered plan of a house on organdie, he was an architect, under which is handmade paper made from envelopes with foreign stamps all over. He was a keen stamp collector and also had his father's collection which was several albums, bound in red leather with his initials in gold.
So quite a character!