Category Archives: World War 1

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

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

UPDATE: Further to my original blog post below these are the two new ‘old’ postcards I recently found online that are also connected to my LOADES family from Norwich, which were obviously taken at the same time as the original … Continue reading

Posted in CHATTON, LOADES, Norfolk, Norwich, Old Photograph, One Name Study, PERKINS, Swaffham, World War 1, WW1 Photograph, WW1 postcard | 6 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