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Do you have IRELAND relatives from Erdington?

Another recent postcard find was sent in December 1916 to Sapper L J IRELAND 1953 from his mother in Erdington, so with further investigation I wondered what I could discover about this family! The message reads: Erdington Dear Leslie, Many … Continue reading

Posted in 114 Milverton Road, 15 Oxford Road, ALLDRIDGE, Birmingham, Erdington, IRELAND, One Name Study, Postcard, WW1 postcard | Leave a comment

Dear Snowball – Private John Bertram Leslie HARRISON WW1 postcard – are you connected?

Another recent postcard find was the one below sent during World War 1 on 18th September 1917 from Halifax to ‘Dear Snowball’ in Dorset from Elsie. The address on the postcard is: Private J B L HARRISON 1220, Royal Naval … Continue reading

Posted in Births, Marriages & Deaths, Burton on Trent, HARRISON, IDILL, One Name Study, Postcard, Staffordshire, World War 1, WW1 postcard | 2 Comments

Mr & Mrs C W SNOWDON Silver Wedding 1910 Ashton under Lyne

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Ashton under Lyne, BRADLEY, Lancashire, Limehurst House, Old Photographs, One Name Study, Postcard, SNOWDON | Leave a comment

Well Known Local Dover School Mistress – Miss R K CLOUT

Another interesting photographic postcard find was of a well known local School Mistress from Dover Miss R K CLOUT taken on 10th December 1923. The writing on back says that Miss R K CLOUT (Well Known Local School Mistress) is … Continue reading

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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

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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