Touching Louis’s hand…

My great-grandfather Louis Walford died at a tragically early age, just before his fiftieth birthday in 1895. He left a grieving widow, Lois, and young  children… or maybe they never married… After his death Lois was supported  by the charity of Louis’s very wealthy Jewish family; however, because she was a Gentile their support did not extend beyond the […]

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Born in Tasmania… in 1845

Originally posted on Lois Elsden:
My great-grandfather, Louis Frederick Walford, was born in Hobart Tasmania to Samuel and Rosetta Moses. Samuel and Rosetta were Jewish entrepreneurs who had come with the in-laws, Louis and Harriet Nathan, to build a business in the thriving town of Hobart. When Samuel and Rosetta arrived in Hobart in the early 1840’s with their young children, Rosetta,…

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Foundations for learning?

Having seen how well tutorial systems can work in schools, I was keen to introduce one to the pupil referral unit where I worked before I gave up teaching to write full time. As I have mentioned previously, our young people had many issues and difficulties which we tried to address and support them to overcome in their last year of statutory education. […]

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