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The pleasure of miniature memories, the question of whether to let sleeping dogs lie, and more…

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Bringing the past to life

Re ‘A history of houses in miniature’ by Sadie Brown (FT April), I would like to follow up on the benefit of miniature replicas for family history. I have the privilege of owning such a replica, built by my grandfather who was a carpenter.

My ancestors emigrated from Ireland to Lower Canada in the early 19th century and ultimately founded a thriving farm next to a small lake in the province of what is now New Brunswick. My grandfather always told us stories of our ancestors, their lives, and subsequent generations and through him we came to subconsciously appreciate family history.

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