Welcome to these Hubbard pages. They're a somewhat disorganised collection of photographs and stories I've published since this website started life in 1998. They've all Grown like Topsy, growing without supervision or prior planning.

That planning has now arrived in the form of hubbardplus.co.uk - my sister Judith's website. She is actively researching our Hubbard family history.

I do not intend to change these pages, as there are so many other websites linking back. Please visit hubbardplus.co.uk

Nick, January 2013

Visit to Madeira 1954

... taken by F. A. Roper, my Aunt Frances, in 1954.

To her journal...

M.S. Venus

Background to these web pages

I was perusing the Hubbard archives with Judith in July 2003.

A Black notebook entitled "Visit To Madeira" appeared that I'd not see before. Our Aunt Frances had written up her visit to the island of  Madeira.

The format of the text with photos and her notes on planning her visit were exactly how I prepare notes when I write up holidays! Some genes on common somewhere? Or may be her training as a pharmacist encouraged the use of a "day book", much as I use when "with clients"? Whatever, the similarity was amazing!

Using the same templates I use when writing up holidays, I've spent a few hours copying up her work. I've not made any material changes to the text.

The images have been tidied up. They were scanned from her photographs, a brochure and postcards that were pasted in with her notes.

Comments - email me!

To her journal...