Monthly Archives: May 2017

Herbert SIMPSON from Harrogate WW1 Postcard

Another recent postcard find is of Birk Crag in Harrogate in Yorkshire sent to Gunner Herbert SIMPSON regimental number 89543 at a Military Camp in Aldershot during World War 1 – it was sent from his son Walter. The message … Continue reading

Posted in 12 Willow Grove, 29 Birch Grove, Harrogate, KERSHAW, One Name Study, Royal Garrison Artillery, SIMPSON, World War 1, WW1 postcard | Leave a comment

Are you related to Reginald and Edith ECCLES nee BREARLEY from Elland?

Another fascinating photographic postcard I found at the Postcard Fair in Bury St Edmunds at the weekend was a wedding photograph taken by A RUSSELL at the Southend Studio in Elland. Living in Southend-on-Sea in Essex the ‘Southend’ word caught … Continue reading

Posted in BREARLEY, ECCLES, Elland, Old Photographs, One Name Study, Postcard | 1 Comment

Hannah FOSTER nee SNELLING born 9th November 1832 in Wortham in Suffolk – any connection?

I was at a postcard fair in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk over the weekend and as well as searching the topographical postcards boxes, I can never resist looking in the people or social history sections as well. As you … Continue reading

Posted in Births, Marriages & Deaths, FOSTER, Hastings, Old Photographs, One Name Study, Postcard, SNELLING, Suffolk, Wortham | Leave a comment

Do you have a link to these Ipswich photographs?

Amongst my other finds at the Fair in Woking on Saturday were two old photographs both taken by photographers in Ipswich in Suffolk. The first was taken by WHITEHEAD and has the name Mrs Edwin MAKIN written in pencil on … Continue reading

Posted in Ipswich, MAKIN, Old Photographs, PRATT, Suffolk | Leave a comment

Do you have a Grace Edith DRAPER in your family tree?

On a visit to the Postcard Fair in Woking at the weekend I found a lovely photographic postcard of a lady holding a baby which on the back says ‘ Grace Edith DRAPER aged 13 weeks’. As you all now … Continue reading

Posted in Births, Marriages & Deaths, Grace Edith DRAPER, Old Photographs, Postcard | Leave a comment

Typo – Farmlingham not Framlingham!

Using the old newspapers online frequently in my genealogy research, I am always searching for variants of words in case of mis-spelling etc. – therefore when searching for Framlingham stories I will also try Framlington or Framingham. I was therefore … Continue reading

Posted in Framlingham, Suffolk | 2 Comments