I need help to be able to identify this lovely couple, please.
With the information written on the back, you would think it would be fairly easy to find out who they were with a bit of research, but I just cannot be sure at all.
So on the back of this postcard photo, it says ‘To Dear Elsie, With love from Vic and John’
It’s also dated 27.3.1920. for the Wedding. In reality, the wedding could have happened anywhere in London or beyond as we don’t have the photographer’s details, so it’s only a guess it was near Peckham.
So I found a few possibilities with John as the groom and the letter V in the bride’s name via the records using the date in the London area. I’ve pencilled some of them on the back of the postcard above, I also found more: John Charles Jones m Eileen Mary Young, Ernest John Hawkins m Mabel Louisa Lewis, William John Smith m Helen Rose Smith until I saw he was 51 years old so counted him out! Then John Rueben Louis Plankerhorn m Elizabeth Mary Molley all with the groom’s name of John, the best one I found I think was John Philip Atkins m Hilda Victoria Goodman, possible Vic for Victoria there? but there are many other possible matches outside of the exact date mentioned on the record. If only his name hadn’t been ‘John’ as he could well have had a completely different name but be known as John by Elsie, note the commas on each side of the word John. That makes me wonder?
16, Bushey Hill Rd, Peckham, London SE5. This is obviously the address where they sent the photo postcard to Elsie and not the wedding address. I was slightly hopeful that the same address on the 1921 census may hold a clue to this couple, I was wrong, no John or Vic variations of names, maybe they just had a room there for a while in 1920 and then moved on. See images below. I checked out the Castling family below, but they only have the four daughters in the image below.
Can you take a good look at these faces and names are they your Ancestors or part of your family. Do either of them match with anyone in your old family photos?
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