Another recent fascinating old photograph find was an image of a family in mourning around a grave and tending flowers, which once again someone had kindly written names on the back of.
The photograph shows Charles LINDLEY and his three children Richard Henry Noel, Evangeline and Louisa at the grave of Catherine LINDLEY.
Initial research shows that Catherine LINDLEY was the wife of Charles and the motehr of Richard, Evangeline and Louisa and sadly she died in the October quarter of 1877 aged 64 in the Hackney Registration District in London.
I have found the LINDLEY family on the 1861 census, as below, which shows Charles aged 45, Catherine aged 48, Louisa aged 17, Richard aged 9 and and Eva (Evangeline) aged 8 and they were living in Chorlton upon Medlock in Lancashire.
Source Citation: Class: RG 9; Piece: 2884; Folio: 56; Page: 16; GSU roll: 543044 Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1861 England Census
More research is needed to discover more about the LINDLEY family, but I have found this old photograph absolutely mesmerizing and in time would like to find where the grave was located and visit to see if it is till in place after all these years.
I will update in due course, but in the meantime as always if anyone has a family connection to the LINDLEY family please make contact, as it would be great to reunite it if possible!