Sunday Old Photos (1)

I have many old postcards in my collection, possibly nearing 2,000 now, luckily some have names and/or dates. They are all mostly real photos of people. So I thought it would be a good idea to share some on here in the hope that someone may recognise a face or a family even with just a snippet of information.

This gorgeous photo of a brother & sister is dated 18 June 1933, do they belong to your family?
Just a date on this beautiful photo of 1918, a photographer from Thetford, wonder who they are?
What a cheeky chappie!
Back view dated 29.12.1918 & with a cheeky message from Frank!
Does anyone recognise Laura?
Dated 11 Nov 1913, photographers from Grimsby
To Olive fond love from Auntie ??????
On the back of card: Clifonville, Margate August 1927. Taken while on holiday?
Says on the back ‘Taken 17 March 1914’
A young choirboy
Is 1927 when he was born or more likely the date of this photo & he’s 7 years old. Have you got Alan among your family ancestors?

Update: Thanks so much to Paula from ‘Shaking The Branches’ @ShakingBranches (Twitter) for her comments below. Could this be Alan, these details taken from the CWGC Website: Flight Lieutenant ALAN JEFFERY ANDREWS
Service Number: 60748
Regiment & Unit/Ship
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
91 Sqdn.
Date of Death
Died 02 November 1942
Age 22 years old
Buried or commemorated at
Panel 65.
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar.
Family: Son of Ernest Gilbert Andrews and Jean Elsie Andrews, of Newport, Monmouthshire; husband of Jean Elizabeth Andrews, of Usk, Monmouthshire.

Paula from ‘Shaking The Branches‘ has also kindly sent me a link to more information about Alan via this website, you can translate the language on the site too which is very handy: Runnymede Memorial

Quick screenshot from the website, which is packed with an amazing amount of information.
Six numbers on heads! Do you know anyone?
Taken June 1919, who is this lovely family & do they belong to you?

If you have any information at all on any of these super photos please do comment, it would be great to find the families that these photos belong to. None are connected as far as I know.

Till next time then…………….





14 Comments Add yours

  1. Fabulous photos. I’ve found Alan Jeffrey Andrews born in 1920 who was in the RAF and died in 1942. That makes me sad.

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    1. Oh! I hadn’t researched these at all, so very sad & so young☹️thank you for letting me know x


      1. He was married so there may be family who would love this photo. If it is the same person of course.

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      2. Be lovely if someone knew of them or extended family, fingers crossed!

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      3. The man who died in 1942 appears on an ancestry tree and he has a daughter who shows as private. He was married in 1941. Such a tragedy.

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  2. I’ve added a quick update Paula, many thanks x

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  3. Allan says:

    Hi Lynn

    Thank you for sharing your latest waffle , I’ve passed it on to friends for hopes of further info , non have recognised them but please keep me on your list , you never know . As you know I’m always interested in photography if I can help in your research , good luck with your next waffle .

    Best wishes Allan

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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    1. Thank you so much Allan, that’s really kind of you. Lovely you enjoy reading my blogs. Lynn x


  4. ritaroberts says:

    Hi Lynn, Such beautiful photo’s here I love the one of the little choir boy and the girl with the clay pipe. I do so hope someone recognizes these. I know you like to return them to their original families. Good Luck Hope all is well with you stay safe !!

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    1. Thank you Rita, they are lovely aren’t they. All good here thanks, hope you are too xx


  5. I think Paula found the Alan from the choirboy photo. Their half-smiles are almost the same, something about the way they hold their mouth in the half-smile is identical. Such a tragedy he died so young, wars do no good. 😦

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    1. Yes, thanks, have updated Blog now x


  6. This is amazing! Thank you for taking the time to post them.

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    1. So pleased you enjoyed seeing them, look out for the next little collection!

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