Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Millie in the Millyard, Manchester, New Hampshire


I've blogged about this beloved state before (you can find the link below) and this artwork is even more beloved today.  The original name of the statue is "The Mill Girl", but she is affectionately known as "Millie" here in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Millie is located on North Commercial Street, next to the Stark Mill on a flight of stairs that has become quite hazardous and broken.  The city has not yet roped off the area, but as you can see in the photos below, the staircase is quite dangerous.  

I decided to photograph the area around Millie because the city of Manchester is going to soon revamp this and change the layout of the pedestrian way.  They want to include a ramp, signage, and a new location for Millie.  The city was seeking ideas and feedback from the public last year. 

When the construction begins, I will document this, and the final results, too! 


The restoration project has begun!


For the truly curious:

A previous blog post about Millie, the Mill Girl from 2012

https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2012/02/millie-mill-girl-of-manchester-new.html   


From the Manchester Ink Link website: 

https://manchesterinklink.com/city-seeks-ideas-for-mill-girl-makeover/   

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To cite/link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Millie in the Millyard, Manchester, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 9, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/08/millie-in-millyard-manchester-new.html: accessed [access date]). 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

2022 Swimsuit Edition at Nutfield Genealogy

My great grandparents, Etta and Arthur Hitchings,
1930s, Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester, Massachusetts

We're having a heatwave!  For generations my family and yours have cooled off swimming! Here are some vintage photos from the family albums showing ancestors and relatives in swim suits and bathing costumes.

Gordon Hitchings and a friend, 1920s
(my Grandmother's brother) Hamilton, Massachusetts 


1947, my Dad and his friends
Misery Island off Beverly, Massachusetts


My Mom, Mexico, 1959

1965 Lynch Park, Beverly, Massachusetts
Me, Mom and little sister


1960s Crooked River, Maine
My aunt and uncle's camp


1974 Holden, Massachusetts Public Pool
on the right my sister and I

August 1975 heatwave in Holden, Massachusetts
My Dad and a neighbor with lawn chairs and the sprinkler

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To cite/link to this blog post: Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "2022 Swimsuit Edition at Nutfield Genealogy", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 4, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/08/2022-swimsuit-edition-at-nutfield.html: accessed [access date]). 

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A Skier - Weathervane Wednesday

 Today's weathervane was photographed in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire.





This two dimensional gilded weathervane of a skier hurtling down a mountain was photographed in Sugar Hill during the height of lupine season in June 2022.  This little weathervane caught my eye on one side of the road whilst everyone else in my car was looking the other direction at the lupines!  This is a highly detailed weathervane, even though it is not three dimensional.  You can see two skis, the powder flying behind the skier, two ski poles, and even the skier's scarf in the wind.  If you follow the lupine map given out at the visitor center in Lincoln, New Hampshire you will pass right by this little weathervane.

I'll post some lupine photographs below, too!




To see 470 other weathervane posts, click on this link!:

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To cite/link to this blog post:  Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "A Skier - Weathervane Wednesday", Nutfield Genealogy, posted August 3, 2022, ( https://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2022/08/a-skier-weathervane-wednesday.html: accessed [access date]).