What a surprise to find that the family TOSH was so well known in Cumberland. A big part of UK industrial heritage.
It’s the first Victorian Album I have ever seen with American themed pictures inside. So could this have been a gift from a relative who had emigrated?
What a week! With three families receiving some of their family old photos back home….
Most of you will, I’m sure, have heard of J.M.Barrie, James Matthew Barrie of Peter Pan fame, but how many of you have heard of his wife Mary Ansell.
So now I have identified the couple, the child on Mum Stella’s lap is indeed their first born Stella Joanna Matilda Parminter Tudor!
It says “Cicely Burnip’s Daughter. From Thora with love to Bessy.”
These two lovely Postcard Photos I couldn’t resist, they are just adorable children aren’t they……..
I had a message from a direct descendant of Louisa Stallibrass Searle and James Alder, and that changed everything!
I had a message from a descendant of this family! Excitement! So this whole collection of photos that I found will be going back to their family, where they belong!
At first, after reading the back of the group photo below, I really hoped I could find Grandpa Searle & I have!