The Bending surname is a little unusual. When I was serving in the Artillery, a young Richard bending was sent to my unit because they thought we were brothers, and there was a policy of keeping kin together. As it was, Richard was not related – not directly anyway. Another Bending, John, originally from Hackney researched the name and it’s origins extensively and created a very comprehensive website at www.jbending.org.uk, and using census information and other sources. John died in 2016 at the rather grand age of 94 but his sone Michael has kept the website up and running. It’s interesting to note that the Bending surname – or my branch of it can be traced back to 1530, with probable links to the Norman conquest.
My Facebook page – just the usual twaddle from a silver surfer
My Facebook Art page – sketches, paintings, animal and pet portraits etc.
My Deviant Art site – most of what I have done is here