Another recent super photographic postcard find was of a Silver Wedding group taken in 1910 in Ashton under Lyne in Lancashire.
The information on the reverse of the postcard reads Limehurst House, Ashton under Lyne Xmas 1910 – With Hearty Greetings from Mr & Mrs C W SNOWDON – Silver Wedding Group.
Knowing when the marriage hopefully took place I quickly found the marriage of Charles William SNOWDON to Eliza BRADLEY in the June quarter of 1885 in the Ashton Registration District.
The 1911 census, as below, shows the SNOWDON family living at Limehurst House in Ashton under Lyne with Charles and Eliza having been married for 25 full years – matches completely with the photograph.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1911 England Census Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 24325
Charles’s occupation is shown as a Butter Merchant and confirms that him and Eliza have had ten children, nine of who are still living – this therefore means that the nine other people shown in the photograph are their children and their names and ages in 1911 can be confirmed as:
Charles Ernest aged 26, Emily aged 24, Bessie aged 20, Gertrude aged 19, Edith aged 14, Constance aged 14, Noel Hamilton aged 12, Cyril Cunliffe aged 10 and Hugo Jack SNOWDON aged 8.
Their father Charles William SNOWDON was born in Haltwhistle in Northumberland.
As always if you have a connection to the SNOWDON family please make contact, as it would be great to reunite this lovely anniversary photograph with a family member if possible.