Fudge, Park and Ginn Family Part 2.

UPDATE December 2019.

As of this morning, all of these wonderful old photos from this family are winging their way back to their family, a lovely lady got in touch with me to say they were her family and actually there are photos of her among them as a child! Very kindly she has said “please add a note that I would be happy to share electronic copies of the photos with anyone that is interested – and would love to talk to any long lost relatives” please email me on lynnswaffles@gmail.com and I will pass on any messages or emails.

This is part 2 about a carrier bag of Old Photos I found, I concentrated last week mainly on the Fudge and Park side of Victor James Fudge/Park‘s family, who were his adopted & biological family. This week I will share more of the photos and more information about his biological Mum’s side of the family, GINN.

Here are some great Amateur Dramatics photos, I think probably from the Marnhull Players, going by the newspaper clipping in last week’s blog.


Who exactly are the two young people involved in this group?

While I have been looking for clues about the Fudge family I came across this family history website, with not just FUDGE information but lots more too, do take a look you may find someone that is relevant to your research. geehome.co.uk.

I have also had contact from Hilary Gadsby on Twitter @Genemeet another amateur Family Historian, with a connection to the FUDGE family, she is descended from Tamsey Galpin b 1825, Tamsey is her 2 x Gt Grandmother. Hilary pointed me in the direction of Steve Hutchings who is doing a One Place Study for Sturminster Newton, Dorset & this is their website for all One Place Studies DIRECTORY is your area on here? Steve Hutchings also has lots of the FUDGE family from the area on his Wikitree. Do take a look if you are related to a FUDGE it may be helpful.

31. From Jimmy & June to Miss Drew
This card says on the back “From Jimmy & June to Miss Drew” DREW is a family name, Horace Fudge’s Mum was a DREW.

4. To Thomas Park, 8 Castleton by Sherborne Castle

Who are the dressed up couple above? Dorothy & Horace?? It’s addressed on the back to F Park, 8 Castleton, Sherborne Castle, Dorset. Says “See you tomorrow Tuesday, usual time, hope you arrived back alright. All love D & H.”   Dorothy & Horace? Her fathers name was Frederick and he lived there. In the 1939 Register his occupation was ‘Was Nightwatchman For Sherborne Castles’  (There is an Old & New Sherborne Castle) Castleton is a small lane of houses by the entrance to the Old Sherborne Castle, see images from Goole Street below. Photo on left looking away from the old castle entrance & I think no 8 is in the big house at the end on the left. I would think there were or maybe still houses that are part of the Digby Estate. Photo on right is looking towards the entrance of the old castle at the bottom right & St Mary Magdalene Church on the left.

Victor James PARK/FUDGE Could this couple in the photo on the left be his biological father Edward James PARK & biological Mum Margaret Christine GINN with their first born daughter Diana (Born 1930)? Then the middle photo could be Diana with her new baby brother Victor James (Born 1935) Edward James Park again on the right? Someone out there might be about to identify these old photos I hope!  After the photos I have the tree of Victor James Park’s biological family, showing his mother’s GINN side.




ginn family 1ginn family 2ginn family 3ginn family 4ginn family 5ginn family 6

If you look at the last page above you will see that Victor James FUDGE/PARK has an interesting biological Gt Gt Grandfather James Salinger, son of Mark Isaac Salinger who was born in Tilait, Prussia. That will be a challenge to research!

These Military photos below have Jerusalem printed on the back, I have no idea which side of the family they belong to.

1. Jerusalem2. Jerusalem3


21. Marnhull
Wonder who this lady is scrubbing her front step?


This last one is the only cabinet card in the collection, and is a wonderful family group, but who are they??


There are over one hundred old photos in the Fudge collection, so if you are a descendant of the FUDGE, PARK or GINN family please do get in touch, I would love these to return back to someone who will treasure them.

This is the large family tree on Ancestry I have compiled.


Till next time then…………….


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