Category Archives: Social History

Are you related to the GUTTERIDGE family from Gravesend in Kent?

A lovely old photograph find a while back had very helpful writing on the back and stated that it was of Edith Mary GUTTERIDGE who was born 2nd April 1869 and that the photograph had been taken in May 1871 … Continue reading

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Do you have CREED’s from Norfolk or WILDSMITH’s from Warwickshire in your family tree?

A lovely old photograph I found on my travels in London in 2018 was of a young man with the name Stanley Norman CREED 13 years written at the bottom. It is such a good clear photograph I decided to … Continue reading

Posted in 11 Malden Road, CREED, Downham, Leamington Spa, Norfolk, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard, Social History, Warwickshire, WILDSMITH | Leave a comment

Could Albert LUKINS be Charles Albert LUKINS born in Shirehampton Gloucestershire in 1894?

On a trip to see family in Bristol last year I was able to visit an Antiques Fair and picked up a few old postcards and photographs whilst there, which is so unlike me!! One of the lovely old photographs … Continue reading

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

Update: Last weekend I received a lovey email from a direct descendant of Henry LONGLEY whose mother had  come across my original blog post whilst browsing/searching the internet for family information. Henry LONGLEY was her Great Grandfather and she was … Continue reading

Posted in COOK, DICK, DSO, Eric William Longley COOK, Henfield Sussex, LONGLEY, LOWLES, Military, One Name Study, Postcard, Social History, Tower House, Tunbridge Wells, Vice-Admiral | 3 Comments

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

Posted in 257 City Road, BOWER, COWLISHAW, CUTTS, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Postcard, Sheffield, Social History, WAKEFIELD, Yorkshire | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 34 Uckfield Road, Enfield Wash, HILLS, MADDER, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Orsett, Photograph, Postcard, Royal Small Arms Factory, Social History, WW1 Photograph | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 13 Olive Road, FORSTER, Great Yarmouth, Hogarth, M V British Union, MACK, Military, Navy, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Postcard, SMITH, Social History, World War 2 | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Photograph, Postcard, Social History, Uncategorized | 4 Comments