We are Ian and Caroline Lycett-
There are currently six people with the name of Lycett-
We have a daughter, Melanie as well, but she is now a Moorhouse.
We were both teachers for many years and we’re now semi-
Caroline’s parents, and my sister and her husband have done all the hard work for us by researching the two sides of the family.
Caroline’s grandmother was a De Ratti and there is a family link to Pope Pius XI. Not a direct ancestor for obvious reasons, but interesting.
Randolph Lycett was a well known tennis player in the 1920s.
Joseph Lycett was an artist, transported to Australia for forgery in 1813.
There isn’t one. Ian’s ancestors seem to have been poor and nondescript. Some of the family tree goes back to the 1500s but no one famous has turned up yet.
No rich ones with a hidden fortune to find either.
Finally got trapped by the ship’s photographer.
We’re on MSC Splendida, somewhere off the coast of Spain, celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary.
At the end of Slag om Grolle in October 2010. On our way back to the battlefield after setting off the mine that acted as the grande finale. 4Kg of gunpowder makes a big bang, hence the grins.
Inside Forte Santo Antonio Alem do Carmo, Salvador, Brazil.
It was actually closed that day, but our guide appeared to know everyone in the town and got us in anyway.
Ian has a nice shiny toy, a Nikon D5500. He takes loads of photos, a few of which turn out to be quite reasonable.
Commercial links, Ian’s portfolio on some stock image sites.
Warning for users with a restricted data allowance
Most of the images on the Nikon site are 24 megapixels, sometimes larger. Viewing the thumbnails on the site will probably be OK, but a download could be 10 -
Taking Caroline’s mum on holiday. Train to Genoa, cruise to Venice, via Rome, Corfu, Kotor and Split.
Some more family pictures