roots project

I’ve been scanning old photos again today, after my mum borrowed her siblings’ family albums for me on a recent visit home to Ireland. I never met my maternal grandparents and am in many ways quite disconnected from that side of the family since I’ve been raised in the UK. My mum has few old photos of her own so this was pretty much my first look at them. It’s obvious really but still interesting to me how I can see traits in them which my own family share – the crazy thick hair of my granddad (in the wedding photo), eyes, noses, ears etc. I’ll be recording some of her memories as soon as I get a chance – ie once I finish this MA course – and hopefully making a little photofilm like the one I made featuring my dad.