Category Archives: World War 2

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

Are you related to the BLANDFORD family from Risca in Monmouthshire, Wales?

A while back I found a lovely old photograph postcard, as below, of three boys, possibly brothers, with the names T BLANDFORD, Alf BLANDFORD and H BLANDFORD on the back and today decided to start trying to research it further. … Continue reading

Posted in BLANDFORD, LEAMAN, Monmouthshire, Old Photograph, One Name Study, PARSONS, Photograph, Postcard, Risca, Wales, World War 2 | 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

UPDATE: Photo Reunited: With Mr & Mrs A R ABRAM’s Compliments

Update 1st April 2019: This lovely photograph has now been reunited with the Great nephew of Alexander and Dorothy ABRAM who lives in the USA – he was so pleased to receive this photograph as he had not seen it before and … Continue reading

Posted in ABRAM, Anglesey, ASPINELL, Merchant Seaman, Old Photographs, Pendeen Cornwall, Postcard, South Stack Lighthouse, Trinity, Wales, World War 2 | Leave a comment

UPDATE: Looking for a DIX family from Staffordshire not Suffolk!

Further to my recent blog post about a DIX family photograph I had recently found that was unconnected to my own family tree, I am now pleased to say that the photograph has now been reunited with the correct family. … Continue reading

Posted in DIX, One Name Study, Postcard, RINGROSE, Walsall Staffordshire, World War 2 | Leave a comment

Old photo research – Mons Officer Cadet School November 1951

On another of my recent travels I found this old photograph in a second hand shop in Ipswich in Suffolk showing the Mons Officer Cadet School dated November 1951 and I¬†have been carrying out some research¬†to see if I can … Continue reading

Posted in Chelsea, HUXLEY, Mons Officer Cadet School, World War 2 | 7 Comments