Category Archives: Social History

A postcard sent from Italy in 1910 to Henry LONGLEY in Tunbridge Wells and a link to a Vice-Admiral

Sorting through some old postcards today I found this card sent from Rome in Italy in 1910 to Henry LONGLEY at Tower House in Tunbridge Wells in Kent – in these strange days of Coronavirus this postcard struck a chord … Continue reading

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Are you connected to the COWLISHAW or CUTTS families from Sheffield?

This recent old photographic postcard find was postally unused although it had a name and address on the back – the photograph shows what could be a father. mother and possibly their three daughters standing in their garden – could … Continue reading

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Are you related to the HILLS family from Enfield Wash?

A recent old photographic postcard find was this lovely image of a smartly dress young man which had written on the back Mr C HILLS, 34 Uckfield Road, Enfield Wash – could I find a family link? I started by … Continue reading

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Are you related to Hogarth George MACK from Norfolk?

On Sunday I visited the Tolworth Postcard Fair in London and among my minds was this lovely old photographic postcard of a young man very smartly dressed in his naval uniform as below: On turning the postcard over I was … Continue reading

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Do you have a connection to Richard Farmer LANE from Loughborough in Leicestershire?

I recently bought a large bundle of old photo postcards and as always I scan the backs for any clues to possibly identify the people shown in them – one that caught my eye was this lovely old photo card … Continue reading

Posted in 12 Chapman Street, COLLINS, Lance Corporal, LANE, Leicestershire Regiment, Loughborough, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard, SHEPHERD, Social History, World War 1 | Leave a comment

If only they had a clue – beautiful old social history photographs!!

I have been very lucky on my travels to find several old family/wedding photos that have had clues on the back to help identify and research the people in them to hopefully reunite them with a  family member. However over … Continue reading

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