Commissioning the perfect image in order to tell a farming family tale.
This particular reader’s grandmother had seventeen siblings and they lived on a farm together in the early 1900s. Whilst the story goes on to examine her life and the many ups and downs that followed, it was decided that we’d like to focus on her earlier hard-working but often idyllic agricultural life. The reader discovered that her grandmother had a favourite pig called ‘Little Dick’ and so it was decided that this would make for the perfect image. My illustrator Garry Walton has done a fantastic job with this emotive, happy illustration and you can find it in Your Family Tree issue 121, which is on sale now via all good magazine retailers and digitally on Apple Newsstand.
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