Been having an adventure courtesy of HM Passport office ahead of a trip to the Czech republic I'm undertaking later in the year.
Been compiling supporting documents for a passport application (weird for a 21 year old to have never held a passport, but I'm proper
So I was mulling through when I noticed my mum has provided her birth certificate as part of the aforementioned supporting documentation, and for some reason it fascinates me.
Main thing I noticed (this was issued in January 1962) was the lack of an 'occupation of mother' which is present on my birth certificate... I already knew that women didn't have much of a foothold in the workplace in the 60s - especially those born in the 30s, but it's just weird seeing it attributed to my family
Other interesting things include that the county has a different name entirely (was renamed sometime in the 70s, and the local councils were amalgamated into a country council around that time too) and that I learned my grandfather was a Lance Corporal at the time of my mother's birth. Since he never really tells the tales of that time in his life it's an interesting thing to know.
Don't mind me, just blathering away about stuff from long ago - whenever I pick up a piece of paper from days of old I get all wistful