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About the study
Many visitors to this site will recognise the photograph at the top of this page. Mary Hanbidge MA, scholar, and for many years Head Teacher of a London school, completed 'The Memories of William Hanbidge(with Appendices and Chronicles of his Family)' in 1939. Copies were distributed to members of the family all over the world and placed in major libraries. It was dedicated to her father, William. On the opening page she wrote 'To my parents I owe everything.' On the last page she wrote 'Greetings to my kinsfolk. Some I know; none are strangers.'
The book has kept the family together, but it is a thread that is stretched very far in this, the twenty-first, century. New generations may not have seen the book, though many that I have contacted through the internet and by other means know that there is a book....