Category Archives: World War 1

A random photo find on eBay turned out to have links to a Suffolk World War 1 project

Like my good friend Lynn from https://lynnswaffles.com who blogs about the old photographs that she finds and researches, I have very much missed visiting Postcard Fairs, Flea Markets, Charity Shops etc. during the lock down this year, so I have … Continue reading

Posted in Guild of One Name Studies, Ipswich, Old Photograph, PARKER, Somme, Suffolk, Thiepval, World War 1 | 3 Comments

Are you connected to the GOODGAME, DIXON, LAWRENCE or ABBOTT families from Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire?

Another recent lovely of photograph postcard find was this one below which usefully had names and a date written on the reverse – it shows the marriage of Bert GOODGAME on 13th June 1925. I quickly found the marriage record … Continue reading

Posted in 6 Bearton Road, 65 Kitsbury Road, ABBOTT, Berkhampstead, Buckinghamshire, Collingwood, DIXON, GOODGAME, Great Missenden, Hertfordshire, Hitchin, LAWRENCE, Medals, Old Photograph, One Name Study, One Place Studies, Photograph, Post Office, Powerful, Social History, Tea Company, Tring, Wedding photograph, West Ham Essex, World War 1, World War 2 | 2 Comments

Do you have a family connection to Elizabeth Mary BRYANT born in 1909 in Bethnal Green in London?

I recently found this very tiny old Carte De Viste photograph that has the name Elizabeth Mary BRYANT and a date of birth 7th May 1909 written on the back – surely I will able to trace and research her … Continue reading

Posted in 52 James Street, Bethnal Green, BROWN, BRYANT, HACKETT, London, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Uncategorized, World War 1 | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

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

Can you help to reunite this World War 1 photograph with the WOOLLARD family from Holloway?

Many of the fascinating old World War 1 photographic postcards I find at Postcard Fairs unfortunately have no clues to help identify them to research and possibly reunite with a  family member. However on this occasion a lovely old photograph … Continue reading

Posted in 34 Bryantwood Road, AUSTIN, Holloway London, London, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Photograph, Post Office Rifles, Postcard, WOOLLARD, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | Leave a comment

Wedding photograph of Francis John KEAN and Mary SAVILE in Leeds in 1909 – are you related?

Another old wedding photograph postcard find I am trying to reunite also has useful clues written on the back to help with trying to identify the people in it, which could hopefully lead to it being reunited with a family … Continue reading

Posted in 14 Blandford Grove, KEAN, Leeds, Old Photograph, One Name Study, Postcard, SAVILE, World War 1, Yorkshire | 4 Comments

FURTHER UPDATE: Photographs reunited – Beautiful WW1 photographs of the LOADES family from Norwich in Norfolk – are you related?

FURTHER UPDATE – These three beautiful old photographs of the LOADES family in Norwich were last week reunited with Haydn the grandson of Sidney Joseph LOADES, who is shown in the images below. Haydn had found my original blog post … Continue reading

Posted in CHATTON, LOADES, Norfolk, Norwich, Old Photograph, One Name Study, PERKINS, Swaffham, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | 8 Comments

Lest we Forget…the unknown faces of WW1

With Sunday 11th November 2018 fast approaching marking the 100th anniversary of the end of WW1 remembrance is very much in everyone’s mind this week and I wanted to share some of my collection of postcards showing the unknown faces … Continue reading

Posted in Battle of the Somme, Cenotaph, Old Photographs, Postcard, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Photo Reunited – 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 | 4 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