What's it All About?

Well, it's about as much of My Family, My Friends, My Life and its Events, as I can recall and cram in . . . .
On this website I introduce myself, 'The Toynes', my family and their lives, as well as my life and our photographs from more than 70 years - 40 of them hiding in the shrubbery . . .


FIRST: A Whole Life

The Toynes, My Life, My Family and Our Travels - That's a 'Me & Mine' click.


THEN: A Life in Horticulture

Gardens, Plants, Techniques, Styles, Features, Wildlife - Good & Bad -  and Ideas . . . this is where you'll find my latest photos to look at and use. Yes, USE!

I look forward to reading your comments in the 'About You' (that's 'you' NOT me!) and 'Get In Touch' Sections!

Visitors to this Toyne Website

Thanks for Visiting Folks! How's about telling us something about your life in the 'About You' Section or leaving a message in 'Get In Touch'?

Have a Look at the Toyne Family Tree:

Click on this logo for our Branch of 'The Toyne Family Tree'

For several years I have been putting together a Family Tree for our Branch of the Toynes in Lincolnshire and elsewhere in the world (I have two children and further offspring in Australia and Glenna has umpteen cousins in America) - However, I must admit to being neither very good nor very consistent in my efforts and have resolved to look elsewhere for information and history than just the Web! Time permitting, I'll put this into practice soon . . . 


Recommend this page on:

My Mother & Father

My Mum, Rose

Rose died on July 7th 1974 at the age of  74 - she was born in Nottingham in  1899. Her maiden name was Fleetwood

My Dad, Richard (Dick)

Dick died on July 7th 1990 at the ace of 91 - he was born in Tattershall, in 1899

Mum & Dad

Mum & Dad were married in 1920, when Dad came home from the Army. They were married for 54 years.

This Was My Family

My Sister Sylvia

My Youngest Sister - Died on March 3rd 2005

Sylvia (Sue) on Holday in Wales - with her carers.

My Sister Betty

My Second Eldest Sister - Died in 2001

Betty at one of our Family Get-Togethers



Nine - or at least eight - good and true Citizens - and I'm still here . . .

With my Wife, Glenna


My Brother Dick

My Eldest Brother Died on March 24th 2004

Dick at Gordon & Jackie's Ruby Wedding

My Brother Gordon

My Second Eldest Brother - Died on Nov 10th 2013

Gordi with my Wife Glenna at his Ruby Wedding

My Sister Margie

My Eldest Sister - Died in January 2011

Margie with Colin in her Nursing Home in Sutton-on- Sea

Brother Fred

My Third Eldest Brother - Died on Dec 29th 2015

Fred cutting his 80th Birthday |Cake

Brother Colin

My Fourth Eldest Brother - Died on October 28th 2017

Colin & Jean with their Kids, at their Grandaughter's Wedding

Sister Pam

My Third Eldest Sister - Died on April 23rd 2015

Pam with Husband Dick at their Golden Wedding

About Mine

Colin & Jean's WHOLE Family !!

My Four Sisters

My Four Brothers & Me