Missy’s Cartoon Sheffield: People – Part One

September 3, 2012 in A WONDROUS SPACE, SHEFFIELD, Wondrous Cities

I think it’s not until a bit later in life when we realise what a big influence on us our Grandparents are, if we’re lucky enough to have known them.  Many of the things that are part of me now and shaped who I am I can now see came directly from my grandparents.  I was fortunate to have both sets nearby and helped form strong impressions of my local surroundings – William and Lillian in Sheffield, Clifford and Edith in Chesterfield.  Three of the four served in WW2 – William was a mechanic in the RAF and travelled the world, with many stories and retained a love of mechanics, motorbikes and tinkering, Lillian was a radar operator for a time and Clifford was a soldier at Dunkirk (also later a mechanic).  Having left his piano accordion behind on the beach, Cliff was lucky enough to be rescued after spending five hours keeping himself afloat in the sea.  What follows are some of my more sensory childhood impressions of them.

Grandad William

Nan-Nan Lillian

Granny Edith

Grandad Clifford

Missy’s Grandparents







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Missy Tassles

Based in Sheffield, I love film, comics, everything kitsch, weird, 1950s-60s, horror, sci-fi, and creative projects: playing music, sewing, painting, occasional DJ-ing. Creative focus at present is on my indie art-rock band Flying Wing and I doodle cartoon diary blog posts inbetween other stuff.www.missytassles.wordpress.com www.flying-wing.co.uk www.thegirlnextdoortou.wordpress.com