Category Archives: Somerset

Do you have a John Albert HEIL or a Rachel Phyllis HOWARD in your family tree?

A recent old wedding photograph postcard find provided very few clues apart from Heil Howard 13199 written in pencil on the back – could these possibly be the surnames of the bride and groom? On a quick search of marriage … Continue reading

Posted in DENT, Devon, HEIL, HOWARD, Kings Lynn, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Somerset, Taunton, Wedding photograph, WILKINS | 2 Comments

Reginald Stephen COPLESTON Bishop of Colombo – an unexpected family photograph find!!

At the recent Shepton Mallet Postcard Fair there were several stalls selling old family photographs, as well as postcards, and as always I was on the search for any with writing or clues on the back! On one stall I … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Elizabeth SHARPE, Bishop of Colombo, Calcutta, COLLEY, COPLESTON, Edith CHENEVIX-TRENCH, India, Judicial Commissioner, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Reginald Stephen COPLESTON, Somerset, Sri Lanka | 3 Comments

UPDATE: Photo Reunited – Are you related to the MARTIN’s from MERRIOTT in Somerset?

One of my most recent lovely old family photograph finds was this super picture of a mother with her four sons, on the back of which someone had kindly written the family names: R J H MARTIN, W W MARTIN, … Continue reading

Posted in Crewkerne, MANFIELD, MARTIN, Merriott, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Somerset | Leave a comment

UPDATE: Photo Reunited! – Joseph Halsted COBDEN born 6th May 1917

Further to this original blog post in June 2018 and following a phone call last night and a lovely chat with a lady called Caroline today this lovely old photograph of Joseph Halsted COBDEN, is currently in the post on … Continue reading

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

Are you a FRY from Cossington in Somerset?

Another of my recent old photographic postcard finds was one of a grave bearing the names of John and Martha FRY – who were they and where were they buried? Well I do love a challenge!! John  FRY died on the 3rd … Continue reading

Posted in Aberdare, Cossington, FRY, Glamorgan, Old Photographs, Postcard, Somerset, Wales | 1 Comment

Intriguing WW1 photograph – George WALTERS & family Wellisford Cottages Wellington Somerset

Regular readers of this blog will know that when visiting car boot sales and antique fairs I try to find old postcards and photographs with a WW1 connection that I can research and possibly reunite with a family member. On my … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Somme, Harpurhey, Postcard, Somerset, WALTERS, Wellington, Wellisford Manor, World War 1, WW1 Photograph | 5 Comments