Somerset, England...A Home for Hollymans
In the late Fall 2011, Bob Hollyman-Mawson of Wales arranged a visit for my wife and me to call on Fred Cooper, related by marriage to the Hollyman families of Somerset, England. For the past few articles, I have been giving a tour of the area and reproducing some photos I took of locations where Hollymans lived.
In the house below lived in the 19th Century a family named Hollyman. Today, still occupied, the white stucco, thatched roof home in Clevedon is bracketed by roses and protected by a stone fence.
Below, Fred relaxes in an English pub after a morning of sharing with two Americans his knowledge of Hollymans in Abbots Leigh and the Gordano Valley, a picturesque part of Somerset where the Bristol Channel serves as a water bridge uniting England and Wales. Thanks to Fred's kindness and an introduction by Bob Hollyman-Mawson, American and British cousins were brought closer together.
Our thanks to both for a greater understanding of our U.K roots.
Next article back to the States for some more amazing Holliman cousins....