Saturday, September 11, 2010

Descendants of Simeon Henry Philip & Lily Ethel Pask née Smith

This information relates to the main Suffolk tree - descendants of John & Mirabel Pask née Sparrow, born c1680 who lived in Wickhambrook, Suffolk.

Yesterday we heard from Claire Burnip née Pask, she is the grand-daughter of Simeon Henry Philip Pask. Claire writes about fond memories of her grandfather:

I always remember my dear grandfather Simeon Henry Philip had a love of horses and discovered during my research that his father Simeon David & his uncle Oliver Pask once owned a taxi firm in Windsor, Eton with horse & carriages.
My Grandfather following the family tradition worked as head gardener to a Mr Clark who was then the Managing Director of His Master's Voice (HMV Records). Mr & Mrs Clark did not have any children but always had Jack Russell dogs as pets. Rather ironic as the famous HMV logo consisted of a Jack Russell sitting beside and peering into a gramophone. My grandfathers brother William also worked alongside him as a gardener at the Clarks country home Black Firs, Fulmer Bucks. Every year the gardens surrounded by woodland famous for its beautiful display of rhododendrons would be opened to the general public. A marquee would be set up on the main lawn and my siblings and I would help the kitchen staff serve teas and homemade cakes. Happy days!!!
Thanks for the memories Claire.