lost and found

Breathing new life into lost photographs

Month: January, 2013

Wouldham 1932 River Medway

Postcard bought from an Antiques Fair held at Oswestry Showground, showing a group of military characters having a meal upon their boat.

The message on the reverse reads Wouldham 1932 River Medway.

The details in this photo are great such as the chap smiling whilst having a cigarette at the back.

I have two more cards which show some of these men on other adventures which I will share with you soon….

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Lady & her Daughter from my home town

Carte-de-visite photograph purchased from an ebay trader last week.

This portrait of Mother and Daughter  was taken by a local Photographer in my home town of Wellington, Shropshire (or Salop as it was known when this portrait was taken).

The front of the card reads: J.Laing, Photo, Wellington Salop.

The reverse reads: J. Laing Artist & Photographer – Castle Street Shrewsbury and 3 Queen Street Wellington, Salop.

I wonder if this lady or her daughter knew my ancestors?