My grandfather was from the town of Midleton in Co, Cork, Ireland. His daughter, my mother, was born in Bristol in England and lived there for many years before coming to Ireland to settle in a small town in Co. Wicklow.
Sadly my grandfather died before any of his grandchildren were born, but his watch, purchased in Midleton about 60 years ago was kept by my mother.
When my eldest brother was about ten years old my mother gave him my grandfathers old watch as his very first watch. He wore it for many years until it stopped keeping time properly and was consigned to a household drawer. There it lay for many years, unused and forgotten.
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