I am so totally loving the images Bernard scanned of his mum's OE photos. What a wonderful job he did, giving you the basis for this new album. The pages are just amazing and yet not so much earlier than my first arrival in the UK - 1965 - so they take me back in many ways also. The vintage look, naturally vintage when you consider how long ago that was, is stunning. I'm curious as to how long your MIL actually went abroad. When the one photo of Halifax mentions working at the mill for several months, I'm wondering if this was common. i.e. picking up a job to earn money to finance the rest of the trip?
What I'd really like to do is fly to NZ and listen to your MIL as she goes through the album and talks about each photo. It must have been fascinating to all when she did that. Thanks so much to both of you for taking the time to make this album happen. I love it.