Author Archives: charnwoodgenealogy

Joseph Halsted COBDEN born 6th May 1917

As you will already know I love collecting old postcards and photographs and I am often searching eBay and also looking at the fantastic website of Old Postcards to see what I can find to add to my various collections – … Continue reading

Posted in Bruton Somerset, BUSH, COBDEN, HALSTED, Martock Somerset, Old Photograph, One Name Study, POOL, Postcard, Somerset | 2 Comments

Harry TWITCHETT – Family photo finds a new home!

On Saturday I was at a postcard Fair in Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk when I found, in a 50p box, a lovely old family photographic postcard taken by a Chelmsford photographer, which when I turned it over was amazed to see that … Continue reading

Posted in 11 Chelmer Place SPRINGFIELD, Chelmsford, Essex Regiment, JOHNSON, Old Photograph, One Name Study, TWITCHETT, World War 1 | 3 Comments

Eugene COLLINS and a link to the Royal Navy!

Another one of my recent Memorial card finds was for a Eugene COLLINS who died on 21st May 1925 aged 50 years and who was interred at Isleworth Cemetery on 27th May 1925 – unfortunately this time the card gave no … Continue reading

Posted in 22 Percy Road, COLLINS, H M S Vulcan, HURDLE, Isleworth, Memorial Card, World War 1 | Leave a comment

Cyril Vincent COPPIN died aged only 29 in 1923 – is there a WW1 connection?

I have recently found a few old Memorial cards at a Car Boot Sale in Leigh on Sea in Essex and was intrigued by them, as the men had died quite young and not many years after the end of … Continue reading

Posted in 159 Linkfield Road, COPPIN, Isleworth, REES, Silver War Badge, World War 1 | 1 Comment

Old photograph dated August 1872 of Claude E LEWIS – could it be Claude Edmund LEWIS Clergyman?

A recent old photograph I found had the name Claude E LEWIS written on the reverse together with the date August 1872 and loving a challenge as I do could I possibly identify this Claude, his family and possibly any living relatives! … Continue reading

Posted in Claude Edmund LEWIS, Clergyman, G & R Lavis Photographer, GRAY, Little Eaton Derbyshire, Radnorshire, Wales | 2 Comments

Gunner E H ROBINSON didn’t want to miss his post from home!

Another recent postcard find intrigued me as it appeared to have been sent by the writer E H ROBINSON to himself – however on reading the message in full it would seem he was sending the postcard home, in an … Continue reading

Posted in Clitheroe, Deepcut Camp, LAMBERT, One Name Study, Postcard, ROBINSON, Seige Battery, Tosside, World War 1, WW1 postcard | 1 Comment

Brother William Carleton BARRETT – Reuniting a face with a name on a fantastic WW1 project!

Following a fascinating and informative AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) visit to Freemasons Hall in London last month, I was therefore intrigued to recently find this lovely photographic postcard with lots of information written on the back! The … Continue reading

Posted in AGRA, BARRETT, Medals, Merchant Service, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Postcard, St Botolphs Lodge, The Masonic Great War Project, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | Leave a comment