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Catherine pregnant with Toby

This must have been right before Toby’s birth as Nonny is in this video, and she came to stay for a few weeks before Toby was due. Mike is filming; Anthony feels Catherine’s tummy, Louise came with Wallace; Abi and Alex are in the video too. (1 minute)…

Here I’m playing with Alexander. (1.5 minutes)…

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Louise with Wallace in 1999

Grandpa Gerry made this kennel out of cardboard for Wallace. (50 seconds)…

Louise sits Wallace on her lap in Grandma Paddy’s garden when they lived in Worsley. (1 minute)…

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Bert, Grandpa Gerry’s brother

Here is a short (28 seconds) video of Bert with Louise, videoed by Grandpa Gerry…

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Alexander at two and a half

Wallace jumps up at Alex and knocks him over. (20 seconds)…

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Auntie Louise’s house and walk

July 26th 2013

Toby writes… A visit to Auntie Louise’s house, with an hour and a half walk through the surrounding woods, where notorious films such as Harry Potter, Robin Hood and Gladiator were filmed.

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Toby aged 8 months (videos)

My parents came back to the UK in March 2010 when Toby was seven months old. My brother Mike filmed this on Sunday, April 23 2000 when Toby was 8 months and crawling around.

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FaceTime on Anthony’s 50th birthday weekend

At the end of November 2011, my brother Anthony celebrated his 50th birthday. The extended family booked a cottage for the weekend. My brother Mike took along his iPhone 4S and Apple TV, and plugged this into the television there, so he could set up a FaceTime video call with me on his iPhone 4S which would throw the video onto the TV…

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