Just a family interlude.
In the front is my grandfather, also James Belshaw.
He was born in Platt Bridge near Wigan in 1867. That is, if my maths is correct, 142 years ago.
Just behind him is his son, Uncle Horace, Horace himself born at 33 Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge, Hindley on 28 February 1898. That's just 111 years ago.
Behind him is his son, first cousin Cyril, born 3 December 1921, at Waddington near Christchurch. So Cyril is now around 88.
You wouldn't think it. While nearly blind, Cyril took us all over Vancouver.
I have commented before on the space of time in my family. There is a very great distance between industrial England at the peak of the industrial revolution and my daughters' worlds.