Sally in a Tree
Victorian necklace: silver with red glass droplets. This belonged to Annie Forsyth, mother of Arthur Mulligan and grandmother of Janet. Annie gave it to Arthur’s wife Elsie, who gave it to Janet, who gave it to me. We think it’s the only thing left of Annie’s possessions that have remained in the family.I remember playing with this as a little girl when I tipped out mum’s jewellery boxes, I had no idea it was so special. I’m filled with warmth to have it in my hands and know of its roots. I can’t help but wonder what sort of life Annie might have had, to have owned such an item, and what occasions she might have worn it for. 

Victorian necklace: silver with red glass droplets. This belonged to Annie Forsyth, mother of Arthur Mulligan and grandmother of Janet. Annie gave it to Arthur’s wife Elsie, who gave it to Janet, who gave it to me. We think it’s the only thing left of Annie’s possessions that have remained in the family.

I remember playing with this as a little girl when I tipped out mum’s jewellery boxes, I had no idea it was so special. I’m filled with warmth to have it in my hands and know of its roots. I can’t help but wonder what sort of life Annie might have had, to have owned such an item, and what occasions she might have worn it for.