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From Kent to the Transvaal: Aunt Grace in Johannesburg’s Collectors Treasury

I hardly know anything about Grace, my father’s aunt and the sister of my grandmother, Edith. Grace Goodbody, as she was then, was born in 1891 in Maidstone, Kent, where she and Edith were brought up in their father’s pub, the Fortune of War. In 1919 Grace married Frederick Woodhead, and soon afterwards they couple left England to start new […]